Why Host Your Camp or Conference at Valpo?

While there are many reasons that the Valparaiso University campus is a great fit for visitors looking to host a camp or conference, here are a few highlights.

Inexpensive Housing

  • Less expensive than a hotel and conveniently located near meetings and events for the camp or conference attendees

Free Parking and WiFi Access

  • No need to worry about additional charges

Built in Audio/Visual Equipment

  • Staff set-up standard A/V for each event, included in fees

Convenient Meals & Meetings

  • All under one roof, the Harre Union, for your convenience
  • Our dining and catering options make meals easy to handle


  • Near Chicago for transportation, near the Indiana National Lakeshore for recreation and in a beautiful city full of amenities including an award winning downtown


Learn more about what we have to offer!

The 202,000 square foot Harre Union is a wonderful place to host an event. From comfortable conference meeting rooms to open community lounge spaces, guests will feel right at home. The Union houses the dining facilities, the campus bookstore, a games room and campus conference center. This means all of your meals and activities can be held under one roof!

Union Meeting Rooms Include:

  • 3 Ballrooms (can be combined or separated) for up to 1,000 guests in auditorium seating
  • 8+ additional meeting rooms and spaces that can accommodate from 10- 125 guests
  • Audio/Visual equipment built into most rooms

The Valparaiso University campus has many wonderful facilities that can be reserved for camps and conference groups.  Groups such as athletic and academic camps as well as professional and religious conferences have all been able to make Valpo home for their conferences and events.

Additional Facilities Include:

  • Athletic and Recreational spaces (gym, tennis courts, volleyball courts, swimming pool and more)
  • Worship space (Chapel of the Resurrection)
  • Classroom spaces of various styles
  • Outdoor and green spaces
  • Musical performance spaces

We offer several options for those seeking on campus housing options for their overnight camps. With 6+ residential halls available, several styles and accommodations can be arranged for guests.

Accommodations may include:*

  • Air conditioned rooms
  • Suite style living
  • Community gathering and lounge spaces
  • Laundry facilities
  • ADA accessible facilities
  • Kitchen spaces

*Not all accommodations are available in each residence hall.

Our Dining and Catering Services Department is happy to work with customers on all dietary requirements.  From catered, formal meals to boxed lunches and picnics, Valparaiso University can meet your mealtime needs.


For more information or inquiries about hosting you event at Valparaiso University, please contact the Harre Union Staff at 219.464.5007


Camps and Conferences are still being finalized and booking for 2020 has started. Please contact the Harre Union staff for more information 219.464.5007

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