For Fall FOCUS

Students residing on campus for Fall Semester will move into their residence hall room on Thursday, August 21, between 7-9 p.m. Central Standard Time.  There are no on campus accommodations available for parents/guests for Fall FOCUS. All students residing off campus for Fall Semester should plan to come to campus Friday morning, August 22, at 8 a.m. for FOCUS check-in in the Harre Union.

What should you bring to FOCUS?

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Backpack or Tote Bag
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Tablet or Laptop for Class Registration
  • Calculator for Math Placement
  • Umbrella/rain gear if rain is forecasted


Meals provided to all registered Fall FOCUS participants include continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


If you will be arriving to FOCUS by air, the Coach USA bus is available for transportation from O’Hare or Midway airports to nearby Portage, Indiana.

Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 219-464-5011 to arrange for transportation between the Portage, Indiana bus station and Valpo.


Please visit our area lodging and dining Web site for accommodation information.  Parents/Guests are responsible for all off-campus lodging charges and for reserving a hotel room. Please mention that you are visiting Valparaiso for an event at the university at the time of booking.

Special Needs:

Students or parents/guardians with special needs should notify FOCUS staff at 219-464-5413 prior to arriving to make arrangements for appropriate accommodations.

Getting Here:

Driving Directions