What is FOCUS?

The first step to becoming a Saint Xavier University student is participating in a FOCUS session this coming summer. New undergraduate students, including first-year and transfer students, entering SXU in the Fall 2016 semesters must attend orientation. FOCUS is designed specifically to make your transition to college life as smooth as possible. 

So what is FOCUS? FOCUS is an orientation program designed specifically to provide you with essential resources and information to best prepare you to make the transition to college life this fall. The students that participate in each of the FOCUS sessions, receive your first-semester class schedule, meet lots of other people and have a great experience. What's more, participants will be introduced to campus resources and support services -- people and areas that will ensure their successful transition to Saint Xavier University.

FOCUS isn't just for students; it involves parents and guardians as well. Parent Orientation will familiarize parents and guardians with key aspects of academic and student life at Saint Xavier University. Highlights include information on academic expectations, student housing and financial aid. Participants also have the opportunity to meet with University leaders, ask questions of current students, faculty and staff, meet other parents and learn more about the University's rich heritage and mission.

Bottom-line: you will have fun, meet new people, learn about campus, and get acquainted with your new home! We are always mindful that SXU students have a busy summer schedule, so we keep FOCUS relevant, informative, fast-paced and fun. We have a number of 1 day and 1 ½ day orientation programs scheduled from June to August.

FOCUS: Xtreme (1 ½ Days)

FOCUS is designed for any new first-year students at Saint Xavier University. Traditional sessions will begin at 12:30 p.m. on day 1 and conclude at 3 p.m. on day 2. Students who attend these sessions will also stay overnight in one of SXU's residence halls.

Summer 2016: 1 ½ Days

FOCUS: Xpress (1 Day)

Our one day program is designed for any new freshman or transfer freshman who is looking for an expedited orientation experience. This session will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 7 p.m. 

Summer 2016: 1 Day


First-year students are encouraged to register online for FOCUS today! Transfer students should contact our advisors to select the session that is most appropriate for them! For more information or registration assistance, please call Student Life at 773-341-5060, or email us at focus@sxu.edu. We look forward to meeting you!