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 more. It is impossible for us to substitute that experience so we ask you to clear your schedule and join us.

Q: When do I arrive?

A: We have a staggered process for arrival so please refer to specific communication regarding your arrival time. The general orientation schedule can be found using this link 2015 Spring Schedule.

Q: I have a conflict that I cannot change. What do I do?

A: Fill out the Orientation Absence Request form. Filling out the form does not excuse you automatically. Regardless of your reason, we do not reverse the orientation fee and it will appear on your billing statement.

Q: How do I notify you if I have a special request (additional assistance, food allergy, etc.)?

A: Please email Elizabeth Banks by January 7th to allow us sufficient time to prepare (elizabeth.banks@vanguard.edu).

Q: Where do I check in?

A: Our check-in process will occur in the Scott Courtyard.

Q: My parents need a hotel for the weekend. Where should they stay?

A: Hotels in our area that provide a Vanguard rate can be found on our website.