Parent and 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 http://alumni.vinu.edu/givepffund or mail your gift to:
Parent and Family Fund
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