Resources, Fees, and FAQs

Resources for New Students and Families

Books to Help Students With College Transition

Books to Help Parents With College Transition

Websites and Social Media:

                    Helpful Student Links

                    Campus Resource Websites

                    Valpo Social Media to Follow 

Student Accounts and Billing:

                     Billing Guide

                     Student Accounts Billing and Payment Presentation

                     Student Employment Guide

                     Student Account Refunds

Health and Counseling:

                      Health Center Information

                      Supporting Your Crusader

Other Resources:

                      Chapel Newsletter – Summer 2015

                      IT Information 2015

                      OneCard, Meals, Bookstore, Parking, Fitness

                      Registrar’s University 101


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.



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January Fees
$30 per student

The student fee is billed as a one-time fee on the student account as part of spring semester fees.

Fee covers:

  • Materials and Resources
  • Meals, and Facilities Use
  • Training and Program Support

Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar shows all important dates for the school year, including breaks from classes.

Contact Us

Student Affairs
New Student Orientation
Harre Union, Suite 250
(+1)   219.464.5413

Linda Redelman
Administrative Assistant

Bonnie Dahlke Goebbert
Assistant Dean of Students
First-Year Students and Commuter Programs