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Focus 2014 Welcome to Focus 2014!

Focus is Union's four-day orientation program that begins with new student move-in on Friday, August 15th and concludes on Monday, August 18th. During these four days, you will be provided with information designed to meet the needs of every new student, freshmen and transfers alike. Focus is an experience unlike any other you might have during your college career. As soon as you arrive on campus you will be assigned to a Focus group where you and about 20 other students will be led by an upperclassman orientation leader. Don't worry...we don't give you just any leader. Focus Leaders have been interviewed, specifically picked, and thoroughly trained to provide you with the most exciting and informational experience during your first few days at Union. Many of the people you meet during new student orientation, including your Focus Leader, will be the source of great friendships during the next few years!

One unique aspect of Focus is that, with the exception of upperclassmen leaders who are here to help out, the campus is almost exclusively home to new students. Every activity, every meal, and every group session is especially designed to help you to connect with each other, your new campus home and the Jackson community.

New student orientation is a lot of fun, but is also busy. One of the goals of orientation is to teach every new student everything he or she needs to know to not only be able to function, but also understand the ins and outs of campus life. That is why these four days are full of activity and very important to your success at Union!

Parents - you are strongly encouraged to stay through the Friday night (Aug. 15) worship service that ends around 9:00 p.m. After a full day of unpacking and lots of information, many parents and family members will choose to stay in town Friday night. Please visit the lodging information page for a list of local hotels with Union rates!

Focus 2014

Focus 2013

Union Stories: Move-In Day

Past Orientations

Upcoming SGA Events
  • Apr 23, 2014 - SGA: Dr. Dub at Student Senate Meeting - 9:30 p.m.

    All students are welcome and encouraged to come hear Dr. Dub speak at SGA Student Senate meeting. Regular legislation will also be presented. Please note the change of location.
  • Apr 24 - Apr 28, 2014 - SGA: Class Officer Elections - 8:00 a.m.

    Cast your vote, online through the portal, for your SGA Executive Officers!
  • Apr 24, 2014 - SGA: Glow Run Sponsored by Sophomore Council - 8:00 p.m.

    All students are welcome to participate in a Glow Run sponsored by Sophomore Council. Sign up in front of the Brewer Dining Hall during lunch or email Holly Johnson at holly.johnson97@my.uu.edu.
  • Apr 26, 2014 - SGA & SAC: Cardinal Ball - 8:00 p.m.

    SGA and SAC invite all students to a campus wide formal on April 26th, 2014. The Cardinal Ball will be held at The New Southern Building in downtown Jackson at 118 E Baltimore Street. Doors will open at 7:45 p.m. The event will run from 8:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. with music and entertainment on the first floor alongside refreshments and light snacks provided upstairs. Tickets will cost $15 per person or $25 for a couple. For more information, please contact Mason English at mason.english@my.uu.edu.
  • May 7, 2014 - SGA: Student Senate Meeting - 9:30 p.m.
Upcoming Leadership Program Events
Upcoming SAC Events
  • Apr 26, 2014 - SGA & SAC: Cardinal Ball - 8:00 p.m.

    SGA and SAC invite all students to a campus wide formal on April 26th, 2014. The Cardinal Ball will be held at The New Southern Building in downtown Jackson at 118 E Baltimore Street. Doors will open at 7:45 p.m. The event will run from 8:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. with music and entertainment on the first floor alongside refreshments and light snacks provided upstairs. Tickets will cost $15 per person or $25 for a couple. For more information, please contact Mason English at mason.english@my.uu.edu.
  • May 3, 2014 - SAC: Variety Show - more info - 7:00 p.m.
  • May 9, 2014 - SAC: Movie on the Lawn - 8:00 p.m.
Office Contact Information
  • Office phone: 731.661.5094 or 731.661.5244
  • Office fax: 731.661.5017
  • Mailing address:
    Campus Box 1806
    1050 Union University Drive
    Jackson, TN 38305