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Congratulations, parents, for all the hard work you have done to get your student to this critical point. Now sit back while we have them for two weeks of accelerated academics, challenging leadership activities and residential life moments that will help your child hit the ground running in their senior year of high school and beyond.

A child heading to college is an important milestone for many families unfamiliar with what to expect. Xmester at Vincennes University, in many ways, is a dry-run to prepare students and families for this very important right-of-passage experience, where in a structured and supportive environment, students learn independence and what it takes to be a successful college student. During the Xmester program, students are only allowed to leave the campus to participate in academic excursions sponsored by Xmester. Personal vehicles are not allowed to be used during the Xmester experience.


standards of student behavior


The VU Creed

Vincennes University is a community dedicated to personal and academic excellence and growth.


In joining this learning community, I commit to a code of civilized behavior.


I will respect the dignity of all persons, including myself; I will respect the rights of others; I will not condone bigotry.


I will strive for the openness to learn from differences in people, ideas, and opinions.


I will demonstrate concern for others, their feelings, and their need for conditions which support their work and development.  Allegiance to these ideals requires me to refrain from behavior that threatens the freedom and respect every individual deserves.


Academic integrity is expected of all students. Academic dishonesty, including cheating and plagiarism, is unacceptable.


Cheating is using or attempting to use materials, information or study aids that are not permitted by the instructor in examinations or otheacademic work.


Plagiarism is representing another person's words, ideas, data or work as one's own.


I will respect the dignity of all persons, including myself; I will respect the rights of others; I will not condone bigotry.


frequently asked questions






The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) grants privacy rights to any student enrolled in a college-level course, regardless of their age. Vincennes University will obtain written consent from students before disclosing any non-directory information from their educational records. Students wishing to restrict release of directory information should submit a Non-Disclosure Declaration to the university. 

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