Vincennes University and Vincennes University Jasper hosting open houses for prospective students

Vincennes University and Vincennes University Jasper hosting open houses for prospective students

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March 09, 2020

March 9, 2020 / Vincennes University and Vincennes University Jasper hosting open houses for prospective students

VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University and Vincennes University Jasper are inviting prospective students and their parents to experience college.

PreVU Day is a special open house that allows students to take an interactive tour of the more than 200-acre Vincennes campus, Indiana’s most affordable residential college, or the 140-acre Jasper campus.
Attendees will hear about exciting and varied academic programs, student life, and facilities. The day concludes with complimentary lunch.

PreVU days are scheduled for March 20 and 21, and April 17 and 18 on the Vincennes campus. VU Jasper will host PreVU on April 8.

“We will have faculty, student activities and student support services available, as well as an in-depth campus tour,” VU Director of Admissions Heidi Whitehead said. “It’s a chance to see what all VU offers. It’s a great opportunity for prospective students and their families.”

Anyone interested in studying at VU or VU Jasper is welcome to attend. Admissions and financial aid counselors will be present, as will faculty from the University’s more than 180 academic programs. In addition to associate degrees, six bachelor’s degrees and 57 professional certificates, VU offers more than 400 transfer opportunities.

“The best way to find out if a college is the right fit is to visit campus,” VU Jasper Admissions Counselor Lisa Witte said.

Visitors can ask professors, staff, and students questions about specific areas of interest.

Focus days are designed to put the spotlight on specific programs of study, as well as, an opportunity for attendees to take part in special events hosted by each College. The April 17 date will focus on Health Sciences and Human Performance majors. All majors are invited to attend focus days.

To sign up for a PreVU Day Vincennes, visit

To attend VU Jasper’s PreVU Day, register via Eventbrite at, by calling 812-481-5918, or by email to

The PreVU Day Vincennes schedule includes:

  • 8:30 a.m. - Check-in: We'll be waiting for you at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center.
  • 9:00 a.m. - Admissions/Welcome: We'll cover the basics of applying for college, financial aid, residential life, and student activities.
  • 9:45 a.m. - Campus Tour: Join us for a stroll along the brick walkways to see our campus.
  • 11:00 a.m. - Academic Tour: Professors from your major will walk you through their classrooms and labs.
  • 12:00 p.m. - Lunch: Your day isn't complete until you've joined us for a complimentary lunch in the Tecumseh Dining Center.

The PreVU Jasper schedule includes:

  • 9:45 a.m. – Check in: We’ll be waiting for you at the Center for Technology, Innovation and Manufacturing (CTIM)
  • 10 a.m. – Welcome
  • 10:15 a.m. – Admissions & Financial Aid: We’ll cover the basics of applying for college, financial aid, and scholarships.
  • 10:45 a.m. – Student Panel: Current students will share their VU Jasper story.
  • 11:15 a.m. – Tour &Talk: During a walking tour of campus, professors will provide information on available programs.
  • 12:30 p.m. – Lunch & Attendance Prizes: Lunch is on us.

All times are ET.

VINCENNES UNIVERSITY - Indiana’s First College

VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper, the Aviation Technology Center and American Sign Language program in Indianapolis, Early College Career and Technical Education Centers, and additional sites such as the Gene Haas Training and Education Center in Lebanon, the Logistics Training and Education Center in Plainfield, and the Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics in Fort Branch. VU offers online degrees and classes to students who need access to college courses and flexibility through its Distance Education.  

A leader in developing Early Colleges statewide, VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation.

In addition to offering a wide range of 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, 36 other states, and 21 other countries. Tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana campuses with residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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. More information is available at

The Vincennes University Jasper Campus is a vital part of Indiana’s first college, Vincennes University. The Jasper Campus fulfills the vision of CoHERE, a Dubois County citizens group founded in 1958, that was dedicated to improving area education and cultural enrichment. Vincennes University joined as a strong partner, opening a Jasper location in 1970.

VU Jasper features a beautiful 140-acre campus on the southeast side of Jasper. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, VUJ tuition and fees rank among the most affordable of all Indiana colleges. In addition to offering associate degree and certificate programs, VUJ students can complete a bachelor’s degree online or at the Vincennes Campus.

VU Jasper’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Manufacturing is a hub for community engagement in local education. It is home to the Career Advancement Partnership (CAP) program, a major workforce development initiative between VUJ and local manufacturing companies. It also houses several programs for the Patoka Valley Career and Technical Education Cooperative, including a new Automation and Robotics Academy.

In addition to the CTIM, other campus facilities include the Alvin C. Ruxer Student Center, Arnold F. Habig Library Learning Center, Administrative Classroom Building, and a Jasper Campus Classroom Building that holds a state-of-the-art simulation laboratory for healthcare training. Adjacent to the campus is the Jasper Arts Center, which includes a 675-seat theater and visual arts galleries.

The VU Jasper Campus serves thousands of students in Dubois, Spencer, Martin, Perry, Crawford, Harrison, Pike, Orange, Daviess, Lawrence and surrounding counties in Indiana.


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