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


PreVU Days

PreVU Days are special open house days reserved to give prospective students and families an overview of Vincennes University's programs, services, and facilities.  

PreVU Days in Spring 2018:

March 16, 17

April 6, 7, 20, 21 

The following is a typical agenda for this one day event:

8:30 am - Check-in begins in the Beckes Student Union - Student service and academic college representatives are available
9:00 am - Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Activities & Residential Life presentation
10:00 am - Walking tour of campus
11:00 am - Breakout sessions for parents & students
11:30 am - Academic college tour - Tour facilities specific to your major and meet with faculty
12:45 pm - Free lunch at Tecumseh Dining Center

To register to attend a PreVU Day, please click here



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. 

START VU Days in Spring 2018:

April 14

May 12 

May 19

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