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. 

Effective Monday, June 14, 2021, consistent with CDC and state guidance, Valparaiso University lifted the required mask/face covering use for faculty, staff, current students, and visitors who are fully vaccinated. If you have not been fully vaccinated, you are required to wear a mask while on campus.

We look forward to seeing you on campus soon! 


campus tour

Explore Valpo Day for H.S. Seniors, Juniors, & Transfer Students

We are hosting Explore Valpo Day for high school juniors, seniors and transfer students on July 30; registration is now closed; we are filled to capacity. On this day guests will receive general information about Valpo including admission, financial aid and student life. Then they will check out parts of campus on their own (a campus map will show where we’ll have staff and students waiting for you). Faculty presentations are not available. Enrollment for this event was limited and registration is required. 

campus during fall season

High School & Transfer Students: Make a Personal Visit

Our personal visits are reserved for high school seniors, juniors, sophomores, and transfer students. Your visit will include a walking campus tour and conversation with an admission counselor, and you must register in advance. 

Please note that appointments are required for those coming in to the Admission Office. If you do not have an appointment, you may stop at the Duesenberg Welcome Center adjacent to the main entrance on U.S. 30 and pick up a self-guided tour from the acrylic box outside of the main door.

Admitted Student Options

Get to know Valpo just a little bit better before you commit!

We offer Personal Visits or you can explore our Virtual Visit Events.


The Virtual Valpo Experience

In response to the COVID-19 effect on our nation, and recognizing the challenge of traveling for many families, Valpo provides the best experience in your college search journey as possible, including a virtual tour, videos from across campus, and live information sessions. Bring your friends and family members to join you during these sessions.

Professors Jeff Will and Liz Wuerffel wear glasses and view projections in the 3-D viscube

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?

If you’ve not been to campus yet, 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 — if not in person, then virtually!


Explore Nursing & Health Professions

For over 50 years, the Valparaiso University College of Nursing and Health Professions has been committed to preparing professionals to use their roles to transform health and health care systems. Now, more than ever, our graduates are needed to meet the needs of people all over the globe.  In fact, U.S. News and World Report recently published “The 25 Best Jobs in 2020” and majors within the College of Nursing and Health Professions were prominent within the top fifteen jobs listed.

H.S. Seniors and transfer students may schedule a Personal Visit to campus and request a conversation with a faculty representative.

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: