Parent and Family Fund

Give now to the VU Parent & Family Fund

"Words cannot express how grateful we are for the assistance you gave. Thank you for taking time to help us. Thanks to the assistance from the Parent & Family Fund, Justin will be able to purchase the two English books he needs. Thank you again for your generosity and kindness."   - Catherine F. (parent)

Vincennes University's Parent & Family Fund is designed to help students and families in crisis.

Show your support to the Parent & Family Fund and consider a gift today! Gifts of any size have an immediate impact and make a real difference to students at Vincennes University.

Supported entirely by donations from alumni, families, and friends of VU, this special-needs fund allows the Parent & Family Services Office to serve as a resource in times of need. Assistance may be in the form of a book, a bus ticket home due to a family emergency, or that little extra scholarship that makes it possible for a student to stay in school. Your tax-deductible financial gift of any size will have an immediate impact and can make a real difference for students at Vincennes University. Show your support and make your gift today! you can make a secure donation online at or mail your gift to:

Parent and Family Fund
Vincennes University
1002 N First Street
Vincennes, IN 47591

On behalf of the students and families who will receive assistance because of your generosity, we thank you for all your support.

Looking for a place to stay?

There are many hotels close to Vincennes University. When you book your stay through our website, 10% of the total bill goes to the Parent Fund which was created to assist students, parents, and families in crisis situations. 

Click here for lodging information

Upcoming Events



START VU is a one-day event that covers information regarding registering for classes, financial aid, student services, and campus life.

Attending one of these days will allow you to prepare yourself for the spring semester, including registering for classes with the assistance of an academic advisor. To reserve your spot, please click here. Be sure to watch your email for important START VU messages. 


August 3

August 4

August 16

START VU days (Class Registration) for fall 2018 will be held April through August. As dates reach capacity, they will be removed from the reservation system. Make sure to sign up as soon as possible.

START VU Schedule for Students who have taken the Accuplacer Test
 8:30am Check-in
 9:15am Official START VU Welcome
10:00am MyVU Review/Parent & Family Session
11:00am Academic Advising
  Lunch (optional)


START VU Schedule for Students needing to take the Accuplacer Test
 8:30am Check-in
 9:15am Official START VU Welcome
 10:00am Placement Testing/Parent & Family Session
11:30am Lunch (on your own)
12:30pm MyVU Review
 1:30pm Academic Advising


Welcome Weekend Schedule of Events


*All new students are required to attend Freshmen Orientation.*

*Residential students will receive their VU SWAG when they check into their residence hall. Commuter students will receive their VU SWAG when they check in on the 17th at JSU.*


Thursday, August 16


8:00am: Residence Halls Open (Students can move in anytime after this date.)

4:00pm: Tecumseh Dining Center Open

8:00pm - 10:00pm: Bowling and Movie, Jefferson Student Union


Friday, August 17


11:30am - 1:30pm: BBQ Lunch, Jefferson Student Union

11:30am - 1:30pm: Community & Vendor Organization Fair, Jefferson Student Union

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Freshmen Orientation - Commuting Students & Families Check-In, Jefferson Student Union

1:30pm - 2:00pm: Freshmen Orientation - Welcome Trailblazers, Jefferson Student Union

2:00pm - 3:00pm: Freshmen Orientation - STUDENTS ONLY: Minute to Win It, Intramural Fields (Rec. Center if rain) 

2:00pm - 3:00pm: PARENTS ONLY: Parent & Family Orientation, Red Skelton Peforming Arts Center

5:00pm - 7:00pm: Dinner, Tecumseh Dining Center (on your own)


Saturday, August 18


1:00pm - 6:00pm: Carnival with DJ and Food, Outside by the PE Complex


Sunday, August 19


7:30am: Catholic Campus Ministry Worship, Maria Creek Chapel

10:30am: Christian Campus Fellowship Worship, Maria Creek Chapel

11:00am - 3:30pm: Brunch, Tecumseh Dining Center (on your own)

1:00pm - 5:00pm: Leisure Time

6:00pm - 8:00pm: Christian Fellowship Kick-Off Party, 102 East Lyndale Avenue (Students Only)


Monday, August 20


First Day of Classes