START VU - Vincennes Campus

The START VU program is a one-day event that covers information regarding class registration, financial aid, student services, and campus life.

Attending one of these days will allow you to prepare yourself for the Fall semester, including registering for classes with the assistance of an academic advisor. To reserve your spot, please use the START VU reservation system (link below). Be sure to watch your email for important START VU messages.   

START VU Dates for Fall 2020

  • June 5 & 6

  • June 19 & 20

  • July 10 & 11

  • August 7

When and Where

Check-in begins at 8:30 am EST in the Jefferson Student Union. START VU begins at 9:15 am

Map of Vincennes Campus

Map of Parking and Wheelchair Ramp Access


The scores you achieve on the Accuplacer placement exam will be used by your advisor when determining your first-semester class schedule.  For more information on the placement exam, please visit the Testing Center

College Readiness

Students must obtain a minimum score on one section of the Accuplacer.  Read more about minimum scores.

Testing Accommodations

If you are in need of accommodations for Accuplacer testing, please call the Office of Diverse Abilities and Accommodations at 812.888.4501 at least two weeks prior to the testing date. This office is available on Saturday START VU days between 12-2 pm EST.


Parents and Families

VU believes it is important for family members to be involved in this process. Special programs will be held specifically for parents and family members. Please visit the Parent and Family Services page. Browse local lodging and support the Parent and Family Services fund.

Testing Policies and Practice Sites

Required: Bring a photo ID to take the placement test!

We encourage you to take the Accuplacer test in advance of your registration day, however, the test is made available to students on the START VU day.  For more information, including assessment practice sites, visit Accuplacer practice test.


See below for a schedule of your day on campus.


Please contact the Admissions Office at 812.888.4313 or email

START VU Schedule

Students who have taken the Accuplacer
  8:30 am Check-in
  9:15 am Official START VU Welcome
10:00 am MyVU Review/Parent & Family Session
11:00 am Academic Advising
Students needing to take the Accuplacer
  8:30 am Check-in
  9:15 am Official START VU Welcome
10:00 am Placement Testing/Parent & Family Session
11:30 am Lunch (on your own)
12:30 pm MyVU Review
  1:30 pm Academic Advising