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New Student Orientation

Welcome Week

We are glad you’ve chosen to pursue your education at Vanguard. There are so many exciting things awaiting you as you begin this new chapter.

New Student Orientation includes both an online orientation - Lion 101 - and in-person orientation - Welcome Week - required for all students. Clear your calendar and plan to attend all Welcome Week activities!

Lion 101

All students must complete Lion 101 online prior to attending Welcome Week. Complete this program over the summer at your own pace and get stoked for life at VU! Lion 101 opens July 12. More info will be sent this summer.

Welcome Week

Welcome week is an essential part of making a successful transition to Vanguard. During orientation, you will be introduced to faculty, staff and students who are here to support you and help you learn the in's and out's of campus!


  • Early move-in: Wednesday, August 24* (residential students only)
  • Welcome Day:
    Thursday, August 25* (residential students only)
    Friday, August 26 (commuter AND residential students)

Welcome Week Activities for All New Students: Saturday, August 27 - Sunday, August 28​​​​​​

*Residential students will select their Welcome Day and move-in. Information regarding selecting your date will be communicated in coming month.

Check back on August 1 to view the Welcome Week schedule. 


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We look forward to welcoming you in August!