The Cultural Center downstairs offers programming space open to the Valparaiso University community. Space options include:

General Purpose Room:

  • 21 Tables
  • 52 Chairs

Can be partitioned into two smaller spaces.


  • Large conference table
  • 16 tall-backed chairs


  • Fireplace
  • 4 large chairs
  • Baby grand piano

Space in the German Cultural Center can be reserved by Valpo affiliated departments. Please schedule your event as far in advance as possible. Reservations can be made with the Student Building Manager at 219.548.1569.



The upstairs of the German House offers living space for 12 American students and one native-speaker “Project Assistant.” It’s a great way to improve your German skills!


The Kade-Duesenberg Scholar’s Apartment offers University guests a comfortable place to stay during their time on campus. The apartment is reserved for the use of international guests affiliated with Valparaiso University.

The apartment includes:

  • Full Kitchen
  • Dining Area
  • Living Room
  • Bathroom
  • Bedroom
  • Office with Sleeper Sofa
  • Laundry Facilities

Inquiries about the apartment can be directed to Dr. Timothy Malchow, director of the German Cultural Center, at 219.464.6511.




See the inside of the German House

The German House has space for 12 Valpo students in addition to a native-speaker “Project Assistant.”

The rooms are configured as single-gender suites, with two rooms sharing a bathroom. One suite is a double, two suites are triples (with one double and one single room), and the fourth suite is a quad (with two double rooms). All furniture is movable. Desks, dressers, wardrobes and beds are provided in the rooms, as well as network ports, WiFi access and cable TV hook-ups.

Every suite has balcony access through a sliding glass door.

German House residents cook and eat together five nights a week.

Usually working in pairs, students pick a night to cook that works well with their class schedule and extra-curricular activities. In the event that students do have night classes, residents work together to find a time when all students can be present at meals. Residents are accommodating of allergies and other dietary restrictions.

If you’re lucky, the Project Assistant from Germany might even teach you how to make some authentic German food like Spätzle and Zwiebelkuchen!


The common areas of the German House include a living room with

  • a fireplace
  • comfortable seating
  • a large table for communal meals
  • a large kitchen
  • a TV lounge with German (and American) television
  • a study room with university computers and free printing
  • a laundry room
  • a guest restroom

For students who have cars on campus, there is parking available in front of the house.