A Visit Is Worth a Thousand Words

We can talk to you all day about the quality of Valpo’s academic programs, the commitment of our faculty to your success, or the way you’ll feel right at home as soon as you get to campus. But there’s nothing like chatting with current staff and students and taking a guided tour to really get to know Valpo. On-Campus visits to Valparaiso University are available for high school seniors and transfer students during the Fall Semester; registration is required. Others may join us on a virtual visit.  


Explore Engineering Day with robots

Explore Engineering

Did you know Valpo’s Undergraduate Engineering Program has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top in our nation? A personal visit is a great way to experience Valpo Engineering. You’ll chat with an admission counselor and take a campus tour that walks through our engineering facilities & interactive labs. And Valpo’s faculty would love to meet with you virtually! Email Assistant Dean Laura Sanders to set up this faculty conversation (laura.sanders@valpo.edu).

Or, participate in our virtual visit day on October 3, specifically for the College of Engineering! Here’s a sneak peak at the program; you can register here!

Feel the need to get onto campus to see us in person?

campus tour

Introduction to Valpo Day for H.S. Seniors & Transfer Students

We offer high school seniors and transfer students an Introduction to Valpo Day on Saturday, September 26. There are two options on this day: check in at 8:00 a.m. or check in at 12:00 noon, however the noon event is filled to capacity! This 3-hour program includes multiple sessions but not individual sessions on each academic area. To meet our state’s COVID-19 guidelines, enrollment is limited and registration is required. We hope to offer an event for underclassmen in the Spring Semester.

campus during fall season

H.S. Seniors & Transfer Students: Make a Personal Visit

Our personal visits, currently reserved for high school seniors and transfer students, include a walking campus tour and conversation with an admission counselor. Registration is required.


The Virtual Valpo Experience

In response to the COVID-19 effect on our nation, and understanding the inability for many families to travel, Valpo provides the best experience in your college search journey as possible, including a virtual tour, videos from across campus, and live information sessions.

We also offer weekly Information Sessions in Spanish for prospective students.

family of a valpo student

Admitted Student Days

Get to know Valpo just a little bit better before you commit. You’ll explore your academic college and attend sessions specific to your major. After lunch with current students, you’ll meet with admissions to talk about financial aid and campus resources. And we’ll have sessions and workshops for your parents, too. Our Admitted Student Days, which are hosted in the Spring Semester, have not yet been scheduled as we wait to see how COVID-19 may influence our visit programs.

Beacon-Hall dorm

Overnight-Shadow Days

If you’re an admitted student, a student ambassador will gladly host you for an overnight visit in a first-year residence hall. And you can attend classes and campus activities with them the next day. It’s a great way to test-drive the Valpo experience! This may be a Spring Semester visit opportunity, however the dates have not yet been scheduled.

two students roommates


In addition to your Personal Visit, stay overnight with an Overnight Student Ambassador in an on-campus residence hall. Enjoy dinner in our dining hall. On day two you will have a campus tour, information session, and faculty appointment. This program may be available in the Spring Semester, but dates have not yet been scheduled.

campus map

Directions and Accommodations

It’s easy to get to Valpo, but sometimes hard to leave. We’re an easy drive from Chicago, and you’ll find lots to do once you’re here. Use these links to plan your visit: