What is FOCUS?
The first step to becoming a Saint Xavier University student is participating in a FOCUS (First-Year Orientation) session this coming summer. FOCUS is designed specifically to make your transition to college life as smooth as possible. Your FOCUS experience will start you on your road to success at Saint Xavier.
So what is FOCUS? FOCUS is a two-day 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 one hundred and twenty-five incoming first-year students that participate in each of the FOCUS sessions will stay overnight in one of SXU's residence halls, 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: this is one action-packed orientation program! We're always mindful that SXU students have a busy summer schedule, so we keep it relevant, informative, fast-paced and fun.
FOCUS 2015 Dates
There's a FOCUS session designed to fit your summer work and vacation schedule. Registration begins in February!
- FOCUS 1: Monday, June 15 - Tuesday, June 16, 2015
- FOCUS 2: Thursday, June 18 - Friday, June 19, 2015
- FOCUS 3: Tuesday, June 23 - Wednesday, June 24, 2015*
- FOCUS 4: Monday, July 13 - Tuesday, July 14, 2015
- FOCUS 5: Thursday, July 16 - Friday, July 17, 2015
*Spanish-speaking families are encouraged to select this date, as many Parent Sessions will be offered in both English and Spanish during FOCUS 3.
Register online for FOCUS in February!
For more information or registration assistance, please call Campus Life at 773-341-5060, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to meeting you!