The August FOCUS program is one day in length. It immediately follows International Student Orientation and precedes Welcome Week, phase II of new student orientation for all students.

International students arrive on Sunday or Monday, 13 or 14 August, attend International Student Orientation Tuesday-Thursday, 15-17 August, and then attend FOCUS University Orientation on Friday, 18 August.

Domestic students living on campus move into their residence area on Thursday evening, August 17, between 6 and 9 p.m. Central Standard Time in order to attend FOCUS on Friday, August 18.

Commuting students arrive on campus Friday morning, August 18, for FOCUS.

August 2017 FOCUS Schedules:

First-Year Students

Transfer Students



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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