Vincennes University campus visitation days set Oct. 21-22

Thursday, October 13, 2011

VINCENNES -- Interested students, parents and families have an opportunity to visit and preview the Vincennes University campus during Pre-VU Days on Oct. 21-22.

Pre-VU Days are designed to provide high school students and their parents a chance to tour campus and meet with faculty, staff and students. There are also sessions about the college application process, financial aid, scholarships, student services, academics and housing.

Check-in is at 8:30 a.m. at the Beckes Student Union. Walking tours of campus will follow an information session.

The program is free and lunch is provided with advance registration. To register or for more information, visit the VU website, or call toll-free, 800-742-9198.

VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper and additionalsites such as the Indianapolis International Airport. VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation.

In addition to offering 200 associate degree and certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor's degree programs in technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs in mathematics and, science, and special education/elementary education.

VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 24 other states, and 26 countries. Tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana campuses with residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Founded in 1801, VU is Indiana's first college and is the only college in the nation founded by an individual who would later become president of the United States. William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S. president, founded VU while serving as governor of the Indiana Territory.

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