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FOCUS Frequently Asked Questions
|What is the last day to sign up for FOCUS?
The last day to register to attend January FOCUS is Friday, December 18, 2015.
|Am I required to have my parents attend?
No. FOCUS is required for new students; Parents/guardians of first-year students are encouraged to attend, especially if you are the first student in the family to attend Valpo. FOCUS is designed to provide the most important information both students and parents need at the beginning of your transition to Valpo.
|Where should I park when I arrive on campus?
Park in any regular parking spots in the lots surrounding Harre Union. Be sure to purchase your Valpo parking permit at the Parking/Transportation Office in Harre Union during your FOCUS day so you can avoid parking fines during the school year.
|What should I bring to FOCUS?
A book bag for carrying FOCUS materials; an iPad, laptop or other tablet device for class advising and registration; warm boots, hat, gloves, coat, and clothing layers; a calculator for Math Placement;
|When do I move in?
Students who will be living on campus move in Sunday, January 3 between 12 and 5 p.m. Check in at the front desk of your residence hall.
|Do I need to set up an appointment with an academic adviser before orientation?
No. Meeting wtih an academic adviser and registering for classes are part of the FOCUS program. We have made the appointment for you.
|What if I am undecided regarding a major?
Undecided students will meet with an exploratory advisor from the College of Arts and Sciences who is specially trained to assist students in choosing classes that fulfill graduation requirements while also allowing you to explore a variety of interest areas.
|When will I receive my housing information?
Students who have completed their enrollment deposit through undergraduate admission and have also completed their housing form through undergraduate admission will receive their housing assignment via Valpo e-mail by mid-December. If you are waiting on a housing assignment, verify with admission that you completed these two steps.
|When do I start school in January?
Classes begin Wednesday, January 6. The 2015-16 Academic Calendar includes an outline of important dates for the school year.