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 2016 Dates

There's a FOCUS session designed to fit your summer work and vacation schedule. Registration begins in February!


Register online for FOCUS after February 15!

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!