New student orientation

FOCUS New Undergraduate 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. It is also where new students register for classes, request a roommate, and more! 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!

January 2022 FOCUS

We are so excited to have you join the Valparaiso University community starting with the Spring 2022 semester! As you begin to get ready for your journey at Valparaiso University, FOCUS (new student orientation) will be one of your first steps on-campus.

January FOCUS is for new undergraduates who are starting classes on-campus at Valpo in January 2022. This year’s mid-year FOCUS date is Monday, January 10, 2022, with spring semester classes beginning the following Wednesday, January 12, 2022. Please be sure to visit this link for any updates on the university’s COVID policies.

REMINDERComplete Placements Now For those coming to FOCUS on January 10, complete math and world language placement by January 3 or at least one week prior to your class registration appointment, whichever is earlier. They 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

June 2022 FOCUS

Details for Summer 2022 FOCUS new undergraduate orientation will be posted here in March 2022. Currently, in-person FOCUS orientation is anticipated to occur in multiple sessions on campus between June 13-24, 2022. Deposited undergraduates who are starting classes at Valpo in July or August 2022 can prepare for FOCUS orientation now by keeping the June 13-24 timeframe open on their calendar as much as possible to avoid conflicts with new student orientation/class registration.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Friday, June 17, 2022

Monday, June 20, 2022

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Friday, June 24, 2022

August 2022 FOCUS

We encourage all students to attend June FOCUS as this allows you to have enough time to get ready for your journey at Valparaiso University. We do host an August FOCUS for our incoming students that live more than 500 miles away. More information will be available in the Spring 2022 semester.


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