Planned Events

On Thursday, August 23 at 5:30 P.M. in the Graduate Student Center we will be kicking off the year with our annual Ice Cream Social! Come to fellowship and learn more about our plans for this year!

For more information, please refer to the Focus calendar or sign up for the listserv.

Prayer Groups

For several years, FOCUS has sponsored one or more on-campus prayer groups. These groups usually meet in the morning before class or during lunch, and give us an opportunity to focus less on ourselves and more on God. Please let us know if you would like to be involved with helping leading prayer on campus.

  • Location: TBD
  • Time:?TBD

Service Events

More information to come!

Socials, Cookouts, and Parties

Social events

Our goal (though we don't always reach it) is to organize at least one official FOCUS social per month. Examples of socials include movie-and-discussion nights, dinner on Franklin St., bowling, ice-skating, ice cream consumption at Weaver Dairy Farm, BBQs or picnics, museum outings and sight-seeing trips, game nights, scavenger hunts, Christmas caroling, or sporting events. Details will be announced over the listserv and Focus calendar.

If you have an idea for a social, or if you're willing to host but prefer to leave the organizing to us, please let us know!


    Regularly scheduled parties include:
  • The Christmas/Advent Party, featuring singing, speakers, and (sometimes) a white elephant gift exchange, held jointly with various UNC and Duke graduate Christian fellowships; and
  • The Brooks' Yard-Raking Party. One small way we thank our faculty sponsors is by coming together once or twice a year to help them care for their beautiful yard. Highlights of Yard-Raking Parties in years past include the Great Ice-Storm Clean-up of 2002 and Lessons in Pouring Cement (and how to say "Ce-ment" the Southern Way). Good times!

Beach Retreats

At least once per year, we retreat to the Brooks' Beach House, on Caswell Beach, NC. It is AMAZING. Come relax and hang out, or bring your work -- you'll enjoy the peace either way. Stay tuned to the listserv for details.