New student orientation



First-Year Students and Family Members

June FOCUS is a day-long event for new first-year students and their parent/family member(s). At FOCUS, 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 so they can help their students with the transition to college.

All first-year students will start to get to know your way around campus, meet new friends, learn more about campus resources, and register for classes.

June 2021 First-Year Student Schedule


The FOCUS parent/guardian/family member schedule emphasizes information and resources to direct students when they need help during their time at Valpo. It is a full day of sessions with optional dinner on campus.

June 2021 Parent/Family Member Schedule



Transfer Students

June FOCUS is a 1-day experience during which transfer students have a full day of sessions. Sessions focus on resources and tools unique to Valpo that you need to know. Academic advising and course registration occurs in the afternoon.

As a transfer student, we know you already have some college experience. FOCUS creates an opportunity for you to figure out how your Valpo experience will be different from your prior collegiate experience.

June 2021 Transfer Student Schedule


August FOCUS

It is strongly recommended that all new students attend June FOCUS. However, if it is not possible to come in earlier due to visa restrictions or other challenges, new students need to attend August FOCUS, which will be on Wednesday, August 18. International students attend International Student Orientation in addition to August FOCUS.

Contact Us
(+1) 219.464.5413
Brandi Kneifel, Administrative Assistant in Student Life
Ryan Bye, Director of Student Involvement & New Student Programs
Carolyn Whittier, Assistant Vice President of Student Life