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

Meet new classmates, learn about the tools and resources you will use on a daily basis, register for classes, learn about the Valpo campus, and more.


Connect with your classmates on Facebook


For Parents/Guardians and Other Supporters

Valpo Parents Group University Parent


August 2017 FOCUS Schedules:

First-Year Students

Transfer Students





More Information:

Register for FOCUS

Placement Assessments

Overnight Stay, Meals, and Special Needs


Resources, Fees, and FAQs

Welcome Week

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August 2017
Register Here

August 18 - closes Aug. 11

January 2018
Registration opens Sept. 15

January 8 - closes Jan. 3

Summer 2018
Registration opens Feb. 1

June 11-12
June 14-15
June 18-19
June 21-22
June 25-26 - closes June 21
August 17* - closes Aug. 10

*For students whose home is 500+ miles from Valpo

Contact Us
(+1) 219.464.5413

Follow FOCUS

Instagram @off2valpo
Twitter @Off2Valpo


Complete math, foreign language, and chemistry placement online before FOCUS. Students may do this anytime between now and August 11. See the Placement Assessments page for more information and links to do your assessments.