Resources, Fees, and FAQs

Resources for New Students and Families

 

Books to Help Students With College Transition

Books to Help Parents With College Transition

Campus Resource Websites

Registrar’s College 101 Presentation – June 2014

Supporting Your Crusader – June 2014

Valpo Social Media to Follow 

Valparaiso University Billing Guide – Summer 2014

Valparaiso University Student Employment Guide – Summer 2014

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions – Fall FOCUS

What is academic advising and registration?
You will meet with an academic adviser to select your fall semester classes during FOCUS. This academic adviser is from the academic area you listed on your FOCUS registration form. If you are undecided on your major, we will assign you to an exploratory adviser who is specially trained to work with students who are not sure which academic area they will study.
Do I need to set up an appointment with an adviser before orientation?
No. Meeting wtih an adviser and registering for classes are part of the FOCUS program. We have made the appointment for you.
Will my parents be with me when I schedule classes?
No. Parents/guardians are not in attendance during academic advising and registration because they have their own work to do within their own FOCUS schedule.  The FOCUS academic advisors are specially trained to work with a variety of students to help you select an appropriate course schedule.
Am I required to have my parents attend FOCUS?
No. FOCUS is required for new students; Parents of first-year students are encouraged, but not required, to attend.
Can my boyfriend/girlfriend/best friend attend FOCUS with me?
No.  Space is limited to new students and their parents/guardians only.
When do I get my ID card?
You will get your Valpo OneCard ID picture taken and ID printed during orientation. This is done immediately upon check-in so please arrive between 7:45 and 8:15 a.m. Central Standard Time to complete it prior to the FOCUS Welcome.
What should I bring to FOCUS?
Please bring a laptop or tablet for class registration, a pen or pencil, a calculator for math placement, a backpack or tote bag to carry materials, and a willingness to get to know your fellow new Crusaders.
Will my parents be with me when I schedule classes?
No. Parents/guardians are not in attendance during academic advising and registration because they have their own work to do within their own FOCUS schedule.  The FOCUS academic advisors are specially trained to work with a variety of students to help you select an appropriate course schedule.
When will I receive my housing information?
Students who will be living on campus will receive residence hall assignments via their Valpo e-mail in mid-July. Residential students will receive a move-in appointment time for Saturday, Aug. 23. Fall FOCUS participants should ignore this move-in appointment.  Move-in for international students attending International Student Orientation and Fall FOCUS is Tuesday, Aug. 19, 7-9 p.m. Central Standard Time. Move-in for domestic students attending Fall FOCUS is Thursday, Aug. 21, 7-9 p.m. Central Standard Time.
When do I start school in August?
All new students (residential and commuter, first-year and transfer, domestic and international) begin Welcome Week on Saturday, Aug. 23.  Welcome Week events provide more information and experience related to making a smooth transition to Valpo.  The Welcome Week program keeps students busy Saturday, Aug. 23 through Monday, Aug. 25 and continues into the first week and a half of classes.  Classes begin on Tuesday, Aug. 26.  The 2014-15 Academic Calendar includes an outline of important dates for the school year.

 

 

Fall Focus Fees

First-Year and Transfer Students
$135 per student

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


Parent(s)/Guardian(s)
$35/person

The parent/guardian fee is paid when registering for FOCUS.  These fees also apply to any other guests that choose to accompany students to FOCUS.


Fees cover:

  • Materials and Resources
  • Meals and Facilities Use
  • Training and Program Support
  • Student Activities
  • Welcome Week Events and Activities

Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar shows all important dates for the school year, including breaks from classes.  Fall 2014 Move-In Day is Saturday, August 23.