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!

June 2023 FOCUS

FOCUS orientation will occur in multiple sessions on campus between June 9-16, 2023. Deposited undergraduates who are starting classes at Valpo in July or August 2023 can prepare for FOCUS orientation now by keeping the June 9-16 timeframe open on their calendar as much as possible to avoid conflicts with new student orientation/class registration.

Registration for June 2023 FOCUS will open in March 2023.

June 2023 FOCUS Sessions:

Friday, June 9, 2023

Monday, June 12, 2023

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Friday, June 16, 2023

August 2023 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. Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. CST (same time as Chicago) with scheduled activities running through 4:30 p.m. – continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided!

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(+1) 219.464.5411
Ryan Bye, Director of Student Involvement & New Student Programs
Carolyn Whittier, Assistant Vice President of Student Life

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