FOCUS Conferences

Each year over Christmas break, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) hosts a national conference that brings together thousands of college students to hear from top Catholic speakers and spend time in prayer and fellowship, and Notre Dame Campus Ministry coordinates a group to attend!  Conference locations vary and are offered in two rotating formats each year: SEEK and the Student Leadership Summit (SLS). SEEK is targeted at any college student at any level of faith engagement, encouraging all to take the next step in faith. SLS is targeted at providing the leadership tools and tips for committed, intentional disciples to become missionary disciples. FOCUS Conferences are open to undergraduate and graduate students from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, and Holy Cross College.
Previous conference locations have included:
SLS20 - Phoenix, AZ
SEEK 2019 - Indianapolis, IN
SLS 2018 - Chicago, IL
SEEK 2017 - San Antonio, TX

To get a taste for what these conferences are like, here are recap videos from SLS20 and SEEK 2019.

SEEK21 is currently scheduled for Dec 30, 2020 - Jan 3, 2021, in Saint Louis, Missouri, but this is subject to change based on the state of the pandemic; our participation is also subject to change based on University travel guidelines.  More information on SEEK21 can be found at  Before registering, we encourage you to check back to this website in October for more information about how to sign up with Notre Dame's group so that you can take advantage of financial assistance grants and any group discounts.
For more information, please contact Brett Perkins at