FOCUS New Student Orientation helps new students transition to life at Valpo. FOCUS is required of all new students and is highly recommended for parents/guardians of first-year students.

Meet new classmates, learn about the tools you’ll use on a daily basis, register for classes, and more.


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For Parents/Guardians and Other Supporters

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June 2018 FOCUS Schedules:

First-Year Student Schedule

Transfer Student Schedule

Parent/Guest Schedule









More Information:

Register for FOCUS

Placement Assessments

Overnight Stay, Meals, and Special Needs


Resources, Fees, and FAQs

Welcome Week



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For students starting at Valpo in August 2018

Register For FOCUS

June 11-12  Complete

June 14-15  Complete

June 18-19  Complete

June 21-22  Full, Closed

June 25-26 - CLOSES JUNE 19!

August 17 - closes Aug. 10


Contact Us
(+1) 219.464.5413

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Complete math, foreign language, and chemistry placement online as soon as possible after February 1. See the Placement Assessments page for more information and links to do your assessments.