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Activate Programs

Whether you are a freshman or a transfer student, college life is an exciting time for building a new community and making a new home. At Vanguard University, our goal is to help you grow spiritually and succeed academically, and help you make lifelong connections.


Attention all first-year students: Get connected to Vanguard through Activate, the first-year leadership development program! 

Activate helps you transition into the Vanguard community by placing you in a group with upperclassman mentors and other first-year students. You will also learn vital leadership skills that will launch you to the next best thing whether that is student leadership or a job opportunity! 

Applications for the Fall 2024 Cohort of Activate will launch in September!!

Vanguard University was founded in 1920 and its campus culture and traditions are rich. For nearly 100 years, a wide variety of events have taken place in campus life—most of them are Vanguard traditions. Here are just a few of our annual traditions:


Welcome Week

At the start of each academic year, amidst the moving in, registration, orientation, and meet and greets, the student life department makes sure students dive into as much fun as possible before the school year begins.

We invite you to take the next step