FOCUS New Student Orientation assists new Crusaders in their transition to life at Valpo. FOCUS is required of all new students and is recommended for parents/guardians of first-year students.

Meet new classmates, take placement exams, register for classes, learn about the Valpo campus, and more.

Connect with your classmates on Facebook

Summer 2015 FOCUS Schedules:

First-Year Students

Transfer Students


Summer 2016 FOCUS Schedules will look similar and will be posted by the end of February.

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Orientation Assistants

OA Description & Dates
Application Information
OA Application
Deadline: 8 a.m. February 15


Summer 2016
Registration opens March 1, 8:30 a.m. CST

All Students:
June 6-7
June 10-11
June 13-14
June 17-18
June 21-22

Students whose home is 500+ miles from Valpo:
August 19

Contact Us
(+1) 219.464.5413

Follow FOCUS

Instagram - @off2valpo
Twitter - @Off2Valpo


Complete foreign language and chemistry placement exams online before FOCUS. See the Placement Exams page for more information.