New student orientation

FOCUS New Student Orientation

Valpo students repeatedly share what a positive impact FOCUS has on their start to life at Valpo. It helps them feel more comfortable, learn more about their academic programs, find their way around campus, and discover resources they didn’t even know existed before coming to FOCUS. FOCUS is required of all new students and is highly recommended for parents/guardians of first-year students.
We can’t wait to meet you at FOCUS!

Summer 2020 FOCUS

For students starting at Valpo August 2020

Register here if you have completed your enrollment deposit.

  • June 8-9 – Full and closed; please choose another session
  • June 11-12
  • June 15-16
  • June 18-19
  • June 22-23
  • August 21 – It is strongly recommended for all new students to attend June FOCUS. The August session is for students who absolutely cannot come in June (e.g. international students whose visas are not active until August).


Math and world language placement can be completed online now.

Placements determine at what level you begin instruction in that subject at Valpo. See the Placement Assessments page for more information and links to do your assessments.

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For Parents/Guardians and Other Supporters

Contact Us
(+1) 219.464.5413
Brandi Kneifel, Administrative Assistant
Bonnie Dahlke Goebbert, Assistant Dean of Students

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