Photos.valpo.edu is the official site for University photography. The site is run by Integrated Marketing and Communications (IMC) to provide greater accessibility for University imagery and to better serve partners across campus. Campus partners with @valpo.edu emails can contact photos@valpo.edu to obtain full access to search, view, and download images.

How do I request photography or tell you about a photo opportunity?

We love receiving tips about public and private events that may be photogenic. Leaving a tip for us is quick and simple. Just email photos@valpo.edu or call 219.464.6047. Due to the high volume of requests, we will determine photographer availability on a case-by-case basis. If a photographer is scheduled to attend you will receive email confirmation from the IMC office.

How do I download images?

The public may download images by using the password "Valpo." Campus partners who login may download images by clicking on each individual photo and selecting “Download Image.” Logged-in partners may also scroll to the bottom of a gallery of images and click on “Batch Download” to have images available in one zip file.

What is a Lightbox?

A Lightbox is a collection of images that you create at photos.valpo.edu. You can comment, rate, and share your Lightbox with anyone, making it an excellent collaboration tool. Please login to access your individualized Lightboxes.

How do I find more University photos?

University partners with @valpo.edu emails can obtain permission to access the site hosting the past few years of imagery. Please email photos@valpo.edu to be granted access by providing your name, title, and general use of the images. Once you are given access, you will create your account through the site using your @valpo.edu email address and a password you generate.

Where do I find more historical photos of Valparaiso University?

Historical photos are kept by the University archives and can be reached at University.Archives@valpo.edu or 219.464.5808.

How do I schedule a portrait?

Portrait sessions are held on the first Wednesday of every month from 9 a.m. to noon. Please email photos@valpo.edu to schedule a 10-minute time slot. Time slots fill up quickly, so schedule well in advance.

Where should I go and what should I wear for my University staff or faculty portrait?

Please come to Integrated Marketing and Communications in the basement of the Harre Union. You should wear business attire along with a Shield of Character pin. Please bring a hairbrush for adjustments if needed.


All photos created by this institution are the intellectual property of Valparaiso University. Photos used in non-campus publications should be attributed to “Valparaiso University.” The images may not be sold or used in advertising, promotion, sale, or endorsement of commercial products or services. They may not be used in association with any commercial activity. No use, other than by the University community or the news media described herein, is permissible unless approved by IMC prior to print or electronic publication. Prohibited uses include magazine covers, book covers, newsletter covers, web site home pages, CD or DVD jewel case covers, or directly on CDs, DVDs, or on other forms of media. Images may not be manipulated or changed, other than basic cropping, without prior approval. The images may not be used in any manner, on web pages or otherwise, in a way that would disparage the University. The University may revoke your permission to use these images at any time and for any reason. If an image or photograph depicts or relates to identifiable persons or entities, you may not use it in a manner which suggests their association with or endorsement of any product, service, opinion or cause. Valparaiso University is not responsible or liable to you for any damages resulting from your use of the images and photographs.