Because we play as hard as we study

The culture at the University of Valley Forge is made up of students, faculty and staff who are passionate about living with purpose, and having fun along the way.

Activities on campus offer a sense of community beyond academics. When you're not studying, there is plenty more to keep you busy and active. On campus you will find intramural and NCAA sports, theater productions, concerts, student-led events, club and organization activities, ministry opportunities and multicultural events.

There are plenty of opportunities for fun spontaneous weekend adventures off campus. Biking, kayaking, skiing, snowboarding, fishing and hiking - all are accessible in the surrounding area. Locally, the Borough of Phoenixville offers shopping, dining and entertainment. In the nearby city of Philadelphia, you can run up the steps like Rocky and see his statue at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, enjoy the shopping, galleries and music scene of South Street. Our location also provides easy access to day trips to the beach, New York City and Washington, D.C. You will never be at a loss for fun.

Campus Living

It all starts with living on campus - your new home for the next four years.

Living in the residence halls and apartments is a vital part of the Valley Forge experience, and it puts you at the center of everything you need - from classes and labs, to the library and dining services. But most importantly, it ensures experiencing life together day-to-day with your peers and having fun.


More than 90 percent of the student body lives in one of our 12 residence halls. Living on campus also provides a great way to meet new friends and study partners, and to take part in residence hall events - from game and movie nights to coed flag football games, cookouts and bonfires - that allow you to share common interests with your roommates and floor mates. You will be living and learning together in and out of the classroom. You will create friendships and memories that you will carry with you for life.

As a community, no matter our paths, we move in a common direction in which we strive to honor our lifestyle that is designed to make a great shared college experience and sense of mutual respect for one another.