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. Choose the visit that best meets your interests!

campus during fall season

Make a Personal Visit (Year-Round)

You make a visit, we’ll make it personal. Take a one-hour walking tour and meet with an admission counselor. If you’re a high school senior, you can even talk to a professor in your area of interest and extend your visit to an overnight stay with a student ambassador and have dinner and breakfast in our dining hall.

two students roommates


In addition to your Personal Visit, stay overnight with an Overnight Student Ambassador in an on-campus residence hall. Enjoy dinner and breakfast in our dining hall. On day two you will have a campus tour, information session, and faculty appointment.

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. Then you can have lunch with current students and faculty before heading home.

Explore Engineering Day with robots

Explore Engineering Day

Did you know Valpo’s Undergraduate Engineering Program has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report? We’ve created a special Explore Engineering Day just for aspiring engineering students just to tell you all about it. You and your parents can tour the campus and our interactive engineering labs, have lunch with students and faculty, and meet with admission and financial aid counselors.

Overnight-Shadow Days

If you’re an admitted student, a student ambassadors 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!

family of a valpo student

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.

Explore Valpo Days (Summer)

Summer is a great time to see Valpo. At one of our Explore Valpo days, you can take a group tour, join an info session with admission counselors, and then explore downtown Valparaiso or hike in the Indiana Dunes National Park. 

Summer 2019 Explore Valpo Days are now filled to capacity.

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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: