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. 

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Welcome Weekend Schedule of Events


*All new students are highly encouraged 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 Performing 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, Parking Lot across from the Track


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