FOCUS New Student Orientation assists new students in their 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 and resources you will use on a daily basis, register for classes, learn about the Valpo campus, and more.


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For Parents/Guardians and Other Supporters

Valpo Parents Group University Parent


January 2018 FOCUS Schedules:

Coming soon!





More Information:

Register for FOCUS

Placement Assessments

Overnight Stay, Meals, and Special Needs


Resources, Fees, and FAQs

Welcome Week

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January 2018
Registration opens Sept. 22

January 8 - closes Jan. 3

Summer 2018
Registration opens Feb. 1

June 11-12 - closes when filled
June 14-15 - closes when filled
June 18-19 - closes when filled
June 21-22 - closes when filled
June 25-26 - closes June 19
August 17* - closes Aug. 10

*For students whose home is 500+ miles from Valpo

Contact Us
(+1) 219.464.5413

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Complete math, foreign language, and chemistry placement online before FOCUS. Students may do this anytime between now and January 2. See the Placement Assessments page for more information and links to do your assessments.