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.


family of a valpo student

Admitted Student Days

Get to know Valpo just a little bit better before you commit! We have our dates picked for 2021 and are in the process of planning the VIRTUAL event on Monday, February 15; we will not host an in-person event on this date because of COVID limitations. Your event will be 2 hours during the afternoon, and we will offer an additional hour-long event for parents in the evening. We plan to open up registration by next week, so check back!

When we know more about what we can offer for the March 29 & April 19 Admitted Student Days, we will post that information here, but we’re unable to plan that far ahead at this time.

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. In mid-February we plan to offer personal visit opportunities for high school Juniors.

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.


The Virtual Valpo Experience

In response to the COVID-19 effect on our nation, and recognizing 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. Bring your friends and family members to join you during these sessions.

campus tour

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

We hope to offer Intro to Valpo Days for high school and transfer students later in the Spring Semester. Responding to COVID guidelines, enrollment will be limited and registration required.  Check back in February to see if we have been able to plan these dates yet.

In the meantime, consider a personal visit or go to your admission counselor’s page and set up a 1-on-1 virtual conversation!

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! Email Assistant Dean Laura Sanders to set up this faculty conversation (laura.sanders@valpo.edu).


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 zoom 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: