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 faculty, staff & students and taking a guided campus tour to really get to know Valpo. 

In line with CDC guidelines, Valparaiso University is requiring face masks, while in indoor settings on campus, for all individuals regardless of vaccination status – students, faculty, staff, and guests. Those who have not been fully vaccinated are required to wear masks at all times while on campus.

We look forward to seeing you on campus soon! 


campus during fall season

Join us for a Personal Visit

Personal visits are reserved for high school seniors, juniors, sophomores, and transfer students. Personal visits include a campus tour, a conversation with an admission counselor, and an optional faculty appointment.

If you do not have an appointment and are in the area, stop by the Duesenberg Welcome Center adjacent to the main entrance on U.S. 30. The Center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except during the holidays). Ask if we can accommodate you with a tour, or pick up a self-guided tour map from the acrylic box outside of the main door.

Valpo’s Region Visit Day

September 25

Students from Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, and Starke counties in Indiana are invited to Valpo’s Region Visit Day, a visit day exclusively for local students! What can you look forward to? On top of an overview of Valpo’s academics and opportunities, we’ll share information specific to our local students including special financial aid opportunities, commuting vs. living on campus, getting involved, and more. + Local Valpo students will be joining us to share their experiences on attending college at a big campus close to home.

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

Explore Engineering

October 9

Did you know Valpo’s College of Engineering has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report in the top 10% of engineering schools in the nation? Discover why during Valpo’s Explore Engineering Day on Saturday, October 9!

Explore Engineering Day will not only give you an overview of our top-ranked College of Engineering, but also allow you to dive right into lab spaces and participate in demonstrations with faculty members. You’ll also get to explore campus through a Valpo student-led tour with an optional residence hall tour at the end of the day.

Fall on Valpo's Campus

Discover Valpo Business Day

October 9

Discover Valpo Business Day was exclusively created for aspiring business students to meet our faculty, staff, and current students while exploring the majors and opportunities available in Valpo’s College of Business. You will have the chance to tour campus, learn more about internship and job opportunities, meet with faculty members in your area of academic interest, and chat with Valpo business students!

campus tour

Valpo Preview Days

Dates: October 23 and November 13

Previews Days are a great snapshot of Valparaiso University! These visits will include an introduction to the University as well as an academic area of your interest, a campus tour, the opportunity to chat with current Valpo students, financial aid and scholarship info, as well as several optional sessions to explore the aspects of the college experience that are important to you.


The Virtual Valpo Experience

Valpo provides several virtual experiences to get to know us, including a virtual tour, videos from across campus, and live information sessions. Bring your friends and family members to join you during these sessions.

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.

Aerials Campus

Admitted Student Options

Admitted student visit options are offered in the spring semester to get to know Valpo better before you commit to being a Beacon! #ValpoBound

In the fall semester, we encourage admitted student to join us for one of the above visit events, tour campus during a personal visit, or explore Valpo through our virtual events.

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.

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: