Accommodations

First-Year Students

All first-year students, including commuting students, stay with another new student in one of Valpo’s first-year residence halls. Bed linens, pillow, and towel will be provided. These residence halls are not air-conditioned.  The FOCUS staff will provide one fan per room.  If the weather forecast is particularly warm, students may wish to bring an additional fan with them to FOCUS.  All University residence halls have community restrooms and showers.

What should you bring?

  • Personal toiletries/including soap
  • Comfortable walking shoes (You will do a lot of walking)
  • Alarm clock
  • Umbrella/rain gear

Parents/Guardians

Parents/Guardians may choose to stay on-campus during FOCUS. They will be housed in one of our air-conditioned residence halls.  Bed linens, pillow, and towel will be provided.  Rooms have twin-sized beds. All University residence halls have community restrooms and showers.

What should you bring?

  • Personal toiletries/including soap if staying on campus
  • Comfortable walking shoes (You will do a lot of walking)
  • Alarm clock if staying on campus
  • Umbrella/rain gear

All Participants

Meals:

Meals provided to all registered FOCUS participants include Day 1 continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Day 2 breakfast and lunch.

Transportation:

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.

Parents/Guardians:
Want to stay off-campus?

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.

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