Entries by Shelley Youd

Welcome Week Schedule Fall 2016

Welcome Week (Orientation) Orientation is mandatory for ALL new students. Please clear your schedules for August 19-21. We are excited to greet you on Friday, August 19th. Orientation programming is still being finalized. This is a sample schedule based on Orientation 2015. Final details will be updated August 1. Friday, August 19 8:00 AM-12:00 PM Rotating […]

Recipes For One

Now to impress your families this Christmas break, here are a few recipes to try over break! Both recipes involve spinach which is nutrient dense and has TONS of flavonoids (act as an antioxidant). As college students, we tend to not always consume the healthiest foods; adding spinach to your diet is a good way […]

For the foodie in us all

RECIPES TO TRY! Hey Seniors! Here are some fun and easy recipes that can be made in a mug! Enjoy! HOMEMADE MAC AND CHEESE IN A MUG Not only is this creamy and delicious, but it is SO much healthier than the store bought kind! And, yet it is just as quick and easy to […]


LIFE TIP When a season of life is on the decline and you know there is an imminent end, you feel as if you can prepare for it. The shock is not so abrupt, but the pain is still there. We have to understand a few things about our season that is ending and how […]

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 kayla.holtz@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 […]