What is FOCUS?
The first step to becoming a Saint Xavier University student is participating in a FOCUS session this coming summer. New first-year students entering SXU in the fall must attend FOCUS orientation. FOCUS is designed to make your transition to college life as smooth as possible.
So what is FOCUS? FOCUS is an orientation program to provide you with essential resources and information to prepare you to make the transition to college life. At FOCUS you will receive your first-semester class schedule and meet lots of other people while having a great experience and spending the night on the Saint Xavier campus. What's more, you will be introduced to our Catholic, Mercy heritage and to campus resources and support services -- people and areas that will enrich your Saint Xavier University experience.
FOCUS isn't just for students; parents and guardians are highly encouraged to participate 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 Catholic, Mercy heritage and mission.
Bottom-line: you will have fun, meet new people, learn about campus, and get acquainted with your new home! We are mindful that SXU students have a busy summer schedule, so we keep FOCUS relevant, informative, engaging and fun.
2017 FOCUS Dates
- FOCUS 1: Wednesday, June 21 - Thursday, June 22
- FOCUS 2: Sunday, June 25 - Monday, June 26
- FOCUS 3: Wednesday, June 28 - Thursday, June 29 (Many sessions offered in Spanish for Parents/Guardians)
- FOCUS 4: Sunday, July 9 - Monday, July 10 (Many sessions offered in Spanish for Parents/Guardians)
- FOCUS 5: Wednesday, July 12 - Thursday, July 13