Discover what Vanguard University has to offer and see why we’re a top-ranked school. Meet our faculty, eat in the Café and get a taste of college life. You’ll see why we’ve got it all – an excellent education, authentic community and a great location – at Fall Pre-VU, November 10-11, 2016!

Who can come ?

High school seniors, juniors, transfer students and family members!


Cost is free for all attendees!

To register

Register online by Wednesday, November 9 at 8 a.m.


Students who register will stay the night in the residence halls with current students. Don’t forget to bring your sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries and any additional overnight gear! All students staying overnight must submit a Visitor Release and proof of medical insurance. Both can be uploaded as you register for the event. If you don’t have them ready email your visitor release form and proof of medical insurance to by Monday, November 7, 2016. Please note that your registration is not confirmed until this documentation has been submitted.

Families and Youth Pastors if you are traveling from afar and are looking for hotels in the area, click here for our local hotel list.

Getting here

If you’re flying or coming via train, we will provide transportation to and from the John Wayne Airport (SNA) and the Irvine/Santa Ana train stations. If you fly into another airport such as LAX, you must arrange for a shuttle to campus. Click here to see driving directions.

“What if…”

You can’t come to Fall Pre-VU? That’s OK! Set up a personal visit and campus tour at your convenience by submitting an online visit request!

Family Members

Interested in attending the event with your student? We have a schedule for you, including a lecture by former United States Attorney General John Ashcroft. To learn more and register for this lecture please visit our website and enter ParentVU to waive the fee.

Have questions?

Contact the Admissions Office at 714.966.5400 or


Check-in at 2 p.m.

Go on a Campus Tour

Sit in on a class

Spend a night in the residence halls

Learn about Financial Aid

Experience Chapel

and much more!

All incoming students who are interested in pursuing a Music major or minor, or participating in a music ensemble, are required to audition: Auditions will be scheduled starting at 3 p.m. on Friday, November 11.