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How much does Orientation cost?

Every new student pays a one-time orientation fee of $150.00 for first year students and $50.00 for transfer students, which is added to the student's bill. The fee pays for meals, supplies, and activities during orientation. It is to your advantage then to maximize your time during orientation in order to get your money's worth.

Who is my FOCUS leader and what do they do?

A FOCUS leader is an upperclassman who guides you through orientation. You will meet in a small group of first-year students and your FOCUS leader will lead that group. The FOCUS leader also helps plan and oversee many of the orientation events. Your FOCUS leader will contact you in late July to introduce themselves to you. Many of you have met the FOCUS Leaders during Griffin 101 but you will meet your FOCUS group leaders on Saturday, August 16, at the beginning of orientation.

What if I have to work during orientation?

Orientation is the start of your college experience and an expectation of all first-year students. You wouldn't miss class for working, so you shouldn't schedule yourself to work during orientation. There are several mandatory activities during orientation that are critical to your success at Fontbonne University. If you know of any conflict that cannot be avoided please contact Janelle Densberger, Director of Leadership Education and Student Activities, at jdensberger@fontbonne.edu or 314-719-8057.

What if I need special accommodations during orientation?

Please contact Janelle Densberger (jdensberger@fontbonne.edu or 314-719-8057) as soon as possible, so that arrangements can be made.