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 students, talking to a professor, or spending the night in one of our residence halls to really get to know Valpo. On-Campus personal 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.  



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.

campus during fall season

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

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

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Admitted Student Days

Get to know Valpo just a little bit better before you commit. An Overnight Student Ambassador will host you in our first-year residence hall. The next day, 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.

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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.

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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 tour

Valpo Preview Days (Fall/Spring)

During the academic year, you can join us for a Valpo Preview Day. You’ll take a group tour and attend info sessions that cover everything from academics to admission to student life. We hope to announce the Fall Semester date soon.

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 virtual visit is currently the best way to experience Valpo Engineering. You’ll be introduced to our engineering facilities & interactive labs through our online campus tour. And Valpo’s faculty would love to meet with you virtually! Email Assistant Dean Laura Sanders to set this up (laura.sanders@valpo.edu).

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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: