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.

Seek21 Conference

Thanks for your interest in SEEK21! SEEK21 will take place Thursday, Feb. 4 - Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, and is designed to be engaged within a small group (rather than individually). Campus registration closed on Friday, Dec. 4.  After that date, please email Brett Perkins ( directly to see if it's still possible to join a group for SEEK21.

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.

For more information about Notre Dame's involvement, please contact Brett Perkins at