FOCUS – New-Student Orientation


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

New Crusaders

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


Interact with other parents, faculty, staff, and current students. You will get tips and strategies for providing support for your Crusader in this new environment and become better acquainted with campus and its many resources.

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Schedule of Activities 

First-Year Student  TransferStudent   ReturningStudent  Parents/Guests

Summer 2014

Session I: June 9-10   Full
Session II: June 13-14 Full
Session III: June 16-17 Full
Session IV: June 20-21
Session V:  June 24-25 Closed
Session VI: August 22 Closed


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*If you are attending FOCUS remember to use #FOCUS14


French, German, Spanish, and chemistry placement exams should be completed online before you attend FOCUS.

See the Placement Exams page for more information.