© 2015, TMMOB - Jeoloji Muhendisleri Odasi. All Rights Reserved.One of the most important factors causing loss of life and property during earthquakes is the soil conditions that the structure is built on. Determination of the soil engineering properties for understanding the behavior of ground under dynamic loads and/or minimizing the losses that may occur is quite crucial. The earthquakes occured in our country especially in 1999 and later on, and the resulting loss of life and property once more emphasized the importance of the social and economic dimensions of the impact created by the earthquake. Dynamic soil properties must be studied in accordance with the principles of microzonation considering the natural disasters such as earthquake. For this aim, the dynamic soil properties of Van Yuzuncu Yil University campus area are determined. Liquefaction, soil amplification and the like for the campus area are investigated through field studies conducted in order to reveal the ground conditions, and consequently the suitability for settlement is evaluated to guide the future planning of the campus.