Parents and Families

Family with VU graduate

Welcome to the Vincennes University Family!


The Office of Parent and Family Services at Vincennes University is committed to serving students by providing assistance and support of the family unit through quality parent programs and communication tools as a means to facilitate student success.


VU realizes that as each student learns to balance the load between social life, academics, and being away from home, there may be struggles. We realize that your student’s concerns are your concerns. We appreciate that you as parents and other family members are there to provide support and encouragement.


To assist you in staying connected to Vincennes University, Parent and Family Services is your connection when you have problems or concerns and are not sure where to call. Hopefully, your student’s college experience will give you a great sense of pride and joy as he or she grows into a mature adult. But, there may be times when you become perplexed, discouraged, or just a bit concerned. A good place to start is to sign up for our e-newsletter. About once a month, VU will send you an e-mail with important information, reminders, and helpful hints.


As your family navigates the college process continue to visit the parent pages. Here you will find information that will help you help your student along the way with useful information such as our Academic Labs and Tutoring information.


First time on campus? Another helpful resource is our college glossary. This is a list of words and terms you only hear in the wild world of higher education such as provost, bursar, and syllabus.


Is your student graduating soon? Make sure you have your calendar marked and have all the details. For all the scoop just visit our Commencement pages for up to date information that will make this day one to remember. 


In addition to parents and family, we welcome friends and visitors, too.


Frustrated and just want to talk to someone who has the answer - or at least knows where  to find it? Please contact the Office of Parent and Family Services. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in Governor’s Hall, Room 102, next to the Administration building.


Is your student newly admitted and you don't know what to do next? Visit our Next Steps page. It is chocked full of great information about a lot of things - from housing, to placement testing to support services and more. Other assistance is outlined in the information below.


Visit the University Parent Guide
Sign up for e-news
College Glossary


Transportation Home
University students will now be able to catch the bus on the VU campus. Beginning September 23, 2013 Miller Trailways will add VU to their daily routes. Students and families should contact Miller Trailways directly for information.

Miller Trailways - www.hoosierride.com
Serves locations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan.
Cost is dependent on length of route. Reservations are made through Miller Trailways.


VU RideBoard - https://www.facebook.com/VUTrailblazerRideBoard


Sending Money on the BlazerOneCard
If you would like to put money on your student's Blazer Card please visit the website and click on the Parent Tab. All you need is the school name, their name and birthdate. This makes it easy for grandparents and others to give money.
https://blazeronecard.higheroneaccount.com/


Campus Safety
Campus safety is important to the University Community. With a fully-empowered police department offering a variety of services to our students, staff and visitors we are here to help keep our community safe. Vincennes University operates on a comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. Important links to help students, staff and visitors stay safe are below.


Campus Police
Bystander Intervention
Sexual Assault, Sexual Harrassment, Stalking and other Policies
Stalking and Cyberstalking
Student Right to Know
Emergency Procedures


Contact:
parents@vinu.edu or 888-852-3940

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