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Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN
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Visiting and Contact Info

Visiting And Contact Information

Duesenberg Welcome Center

1620 Chapel Dr.

Valparaiso, IN 46383

United States

Phone: 219-464-5011

Fax: 219-464-6898

Website

Admissions Office Contact Info
Admissions Office Contact:Joan Helvie
Title:Visit Coordinator
Admissions Office Address:Office of Admission
Duesenberg Welcome Ctr., 1620 Campus Dr.
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Admissions Office Phone:219-464-5011
Admissions Office Fax:219-464-6898
Admissions Office Email:undergrad.admission@valpo.edu

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Experience College Life
Most Popular Places on Campus:Harre Union
Christopher Center for Library & Information Resources
VU Center for the Arts
Brauer Art Museum
Athletics-Recreation Center
Kallay-Christopher Hall Kade Duesenberg German House Grinder's Coffee Shop Duesenberg Welcome Center
Most Popular Places Off Campus:Indiana Dunes - Lake Michigan
Chicago
Merrillville - for shopping, dining, etc
Valparaiso Walk & Marketplace Shops
Porter's Vale (movie theatre and shopping)

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Campus Tours
Campus Visiting Center:Yes
     Hours:Monday through Friday
8am-5pm
Phone Number:219-464-5011
Campus Tours:Yes
     Appointment Required:Yes
     Tour Dates:Varies
     Times:Varies
Average Length:1 hour
Contact Email Address to Sign-Up:undergrad.admission@valpo.edu

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On Campus Interviews
On Campus Interviews:Yes
Start Date for High School Juniors:Anytime
Appointment Required:Preferred
Average Length of Interview:45 min.
Information Sessions:Available
Times:varies
Email Address to Sign-Up:undergrad.admission@valpo.edu

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Faculty and Coach Visits
Dates/Times Available:Academic Year
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office
Advance Notice:2 weeks
Contact Email Address for Faculty Visit:undergrad.admission@valpo.edu
Contact Email Address for Coach Visit:undergrad.admission@valpo.edu

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Class Visits
Dates Available:Academic Year
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office

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Overnight Dorm Stays
Overnight Dorm Stays:Available
Advance Notice:2 weeks
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office
Any Limitations:Seniors can stay most Sun-Thurs nights.

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Transportation
Types of Transportation Available to Campus:
Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, is approximately 75 miles from Valparaiso. Chicago's Midway Airport is approximately 55 miles from Valparaiso, and South Bend's Michiana Regional Airport is about 55 miles from Valparaiso. The Gary/Chicago International Airport is approximately 30 miles from Valparaiso. AMERICAN LIMOUSINE SERVICE American Limousine services the Chicago, Gary, and Indianapolis airports. 1-800-729-1623 www.americanlimo.org COACH USA Serving Northwest Indiana and Chicago's suburbs, the Coach USA bus leaves from a stop in Portage 15 miles northwest of Valpo, running every hour, and travels to and from O'Hare and Midway airports. At the airport, be sure to get on the bus going to Northwest Indiana. 1-800-248-TRIP www.coachusa.com GREYHOUND Greyhound has stops in Northwest Indiana, including Gary and Michigan City, with connections to major cities throughout the country. 1-800-231-2222 www.greyhound.com SOUTH SHORE LINE With a station 20 minutes away from Valpo in Chesterton, ride the South Shore east to the South Bend airport or west to downtown Chicago where you have same-station access to Chicago METRA trains, and nearby 'L' Train access. www.nictd.com V-LINE TRANSIT SYSTEM The newest transportation option in the Valparaiso area, the V-Line bus system currently has four routes with stops at locations including the South Shore Line, Valparaiso University, and downtown Valparaiso. www.ci.valparaiso.in.us/v-line/index.html ChicaGo DASH express bus service operates early morning weekday buses to Chicago with late afternoon return trips to Valparaiso. 219-462-1161 www.chicagodash.com
 
Driving Instructions to Campus:
From I-65: Exit at US-30 East in Merrillville. Proceed approximately 12 miles east to Valparaiso. You will see the US-30 entrance to the University on the left (on the north side of US-30), leading towards the Chapel. You may also continue past this entrance and then turn left at the Sturdy Road stoplight at the edge of campus (If you drive past Wal-Mart, you have gone too far). The entrance to the University is 100 yards on the left. From I-80/90 or I-94: Exit at IN-49 South in Chesterton. Proceed approximately 8 miles south to Valparaiso, then exit onto US-30 West. Turn right on Sturdy Road (second stoplight). VU's entrance is 100 yards on the left. You may also continue past the stoplight and then turn right into the US-30 entrance. From O'Hare and Midway Airport Take I-294 South (Tri-State Tollway) to I-80/90 East, towards Indiana. When I-80 and I-94 split, you can take either highway, I-80 joins I-90 and is a toll road while I-94 remains toll free. In Chesterton, take the Indiana 49-South exit to US-30 West. After passing through the second stoplight, you will see the entrance to campus on your right. From Midway, take Cicero Avenue south to I-294. Approximate Driving Times Chicago 1 hour Milwaukee 2 hours Indianapolis 2.5 hours Toledo 3 hours Detroit 4 hours St. Louis 5 hours Minneapolis 8 hours Please allow yourself additional traveling time when driving on 80/94 from Chicago due to road construction.
 
Local Accommodations: Near By:
*** - Mid-Scale Hotels ** - Value Properties Country Inn & Suites *** 2020 LaPorte Avenue • Valparaiso 888-201-1746 • 219-476-0000 countryinns.com Across from campus Ask for "prospective student" discount Courtyard by Marriott *** 2301 E. Morthland Drive/U.S. 30 & Ind. 49 •Valparaiso 800-321-2211 • 219-465-1700 cyvalparaisohotel.com Across from campus Ask for the Valparaiso University rate Fairfield Inn & Suites *** 2101 E. Morthland Drive/U.S. 30 & Ind. 49 •Valparaiso 800-228-2800 • 219-465-6225 ffivalparaiso.com Across from campus Hampton Inn & Suites *** 1451 Silhavy Rd. • Valparaiso 800-HAMPTON • 219-531-6424 hamptoninn1.hilton.com Across from campus Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites *** 1251 S. Silhavy Rd • Valparaiso 800-Holiday or 219-464-9395 valpohie.focushotels.com Very close to campus Ask for special discount price if visiting the university Inn at Aberdeen (B&B) *** South Ind. SR 2 • Valparaiso 219-465-3753 innataberdeen.com 4.02 miles from campus Super 8 Motel ** 2 locations on Ind. 49 Valparaiso & Chesterton 800-800-8000, 219-464-9840 super8.com 1.73 miles from campus Other Local Lodging Best Western Indian Oak Resort *** 558 Indian Boundary Rd. • Chesterton 219-926-2200 book.bestwestern.com 13.03 miles from campus Dunes Walk Inn *** 1491 N Furnleigh Ln • Chesterton 219-728-6393 duneswalkinn.com 16.58 miles from campus Econo Lodge ** 713 Plaza Dr. • Chesterton 219-929-4416 econolodge.com 13.15 miles from campus Gray Goose Inn (B&B) *** 350 Indian Boundary Rd. • Chesterton 219-926-5781 graygooseinn.com 13.16 miles from campus Hilton Garden Inn *** 501 Gateway Blvd/IN 49 at Interstate 80/90 • Chesterton 219-983-9500 hiltongardeninn.com 10.12 miles from campus Spring House Inn *** 303 N. Mineral Springs Rd. • Chesterton 219-929-4600 springhouseinn.com 14.64 miles from campus Radisson at Star Plaza *** 800 E. 81st Ave. I-65 & U.S. 30 • Merrillville 219-769-6311 radisson.com 15.29 miles from campus Red Roof Inn ** 8290 Georgia St. I-65 & U.S. 30 • Merrillville 219-738-2430 redroof.com 15.87 miles from campus

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Visiting and Contact Info

  • Admissions Office Address:
     
  • Office of Admission
    Duesenberg Welcome Ctr., 1620 Campus Dr.
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    Phone: 219-464-5011
    Fax: 219-464-6898
    Email: undergrad.admission@valpo.edu
  • Visiting Center:
    Yes
  • Campus Tours:
    Yes
  • On Campus Interviews:
    Yes
  • Overnight Dorm Stays:
    Available
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