January FOCUS for New Undergraduate Students & Parents/Guardians
January FOCUS is a one-day session for all new undergraduate domestic and international first-year, transfer, and visiting students and their parents/guardians. Students spend time learning about campus resources, learning their way around campus, discovering co-curricular opportunities, getting to know each other, and completing class registration. Family members learn about campus resources.
January 2020 Schedules
June FOCUS For First-Year Students and Parents/Guardians
June FOCUS is 1.5 days long for first-year students and parents/guardians. Students spend their time preparing for class registration, learning their way around campus, discovering co-curricular opportunities, and getting to know each other. Family members learn about campus resources.
All students, including commuters, stay overnight in a residence hall between Day 1 and Day 2 with activities occurring late into the night. Day 2 features additional resource information for family members while students handle academic advising and registration with our academic advising team. The FOCUS experience ends after lunch on Day 2.
June 2019 FOCUS Schedules (2020 will be similar)
June FOCUS For Transfer Students
Transfer students complete orientation on Day 1 of each June FOCUS session. The morning focuses on resources and tools unique to Valpo that you need to know. Academic advising and course registration occurs in the afternoon, followed by the opportunity to take care of business with campus offices. Transfer students are generally finished with their FOCUS experience by 4 p.m. on Day 1, though you are welcome to continue to participate in FOCUS activities occurring into the evening if you wish.
June 2019 FOCUS Schedule (2020 will be similar)
Fraternity and Sorority recruitment
Fraternity and Sorority recruitment begins January 6 for new transfer students interested in joining one of Valpo’s 17 chapters. Transfer students must have completed at least 12 college/university credits with a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average to be eligible. First-year students may consider recruitment in their second semester at Valpo.
New Student Orientation
Harre Union, Suite 250
Bonnie Dahlke Goebbert
Assistant Dean of Students
First-Year Students and Commuter Programs