Welcome to Vanguard! Your student’s decision to attend VU has made you part of the Vanguard family, and we are thrilled to have you join us. The Office of Family Relations is here to assist you in making this transition as smooth as possible. On this site, you will find information that will hopefully help you plan for the changes ahead and understand important touchstones in your student’s university career. Feel free to contact the Office of Family Relations at any time should any questions arise.

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You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers!

Resident Student Packing List

Wondering what to bring when you come? Check out our Student packing checklist to help you organize!


There are four mandatory waivers that need to be completed prior to arrival.


Code of Conduct

Medical Disclosure

Risk Waiver

Instructions for these waivers will be distributed in the summer.


Please register for any guests joining you for the Family BBQ Dinner on August 21st. Registration opens July 20 and closes on August 14th.