Entries by Shelley Youd

Thriving through Orientation

Orientation and Thriving At Vanguard we want you to do more than survive college and get a degree. We want you to THRIVE! This is the main reason we require orientation for all new students (freshmen and transfers). We have structured our time in orientation to ask big questions that will frame your time at […]

Taco Tuesday: Leaving the VU Community

Thank you all who came to Taco Tuesday: Leaving Community. For those who may have missed, we wanted to share the wisdom given by our recent alums, including Kayla Holtz (2011), Allison Tash (2013), Denny Reed (2011), Tim Burnette (2006), Mikaela Holford (2008), and Elisha Avne (2012) about their experience leaving Vanguard community. This included […]

Welcome Week 2014 Schedule

New Student Orientation (Welcome Week) Orientation is mandatory so please clear your schedules for August 22-24. We are excited to greet you on Friday, August 22nd. Friday, August 22 8:00 AM-12:00 PM Rotating Check-in Residential Freshmen-Last Name A-L (Group A): 8:00-10:00 AM Residential Freshmen-Last Name M-Z (Group B): 9:00-11:00 AM All Freshmen Commuters (Group C): […]

Spring Orientation FAQs

If you have questions not answered here, please contact elizabeth.banks@vanguard.edu. Q: Is orientation mandatory? A: Yes. Orientation is intended to help you acclimate to live at VU by inviting you into a common process with your peers. You will learn about academic life, ways to get involved, meet faculty, staff and administrators, and so much […]

Staying at VU for Turkey Day

No need to feel left out if you aren’t heading home for Thanksgiving. If you are looking for some way to make your break meaningful, we have suggestions for you! -Relax! Spend some time with yourself by taking a stroll, resting, reading or catching up on your T.V. shows. Taking the time to enjoy the […]

Going Home: First Thanksgiving

We know that Thanksgiving break is much needed and so exciting. Still, going home for your first holiday after being away can be challenging. We have put together a few helpful hints and tips to keep in mind that will make your trip home that much better. -You will be going home as a new […]

Words Create Worlds

As seniors begin to look at the world they are headed toward outside the classroom and ponder their next steps there is bound to be a time when they feel pieces of the puzzle are outside their control. I hear the twinge of uncertainty in their voices when we discuss their futures. I also hear […]

Private VU Target Party

Target will open just for Vanguard students during orientation on Friday night (11:30pm-1:00am). Meet at 11:00pm to carpool with your Frontline group. Spend time with your family instead of using your down time running errands around town. Shop with your new friends for all the last minute items you need Friday night! Looking for a […]

Family Orientation Sessions

Family Orientation We are excited that your student chose to become part of the Vanguard family! We know that this transition affects your entire family in many ways and we desire to make as smooth as possible for you. On August 23rd families of new students will have the opportunity to choose from two (2) […]