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What's the difference between Admissions Open House and New Student Orientation?
Admissions Open House is general information sessions about the University for prospective students, while Panther Preview and the New Student Welcome Week provide in-depth learning experiences and fun activities for admitted students.
 
Should parents/guests attend Panther Preview?
We believe that family and guests play an important role in college success and we invite adult Family members and guests to attend both Panther Preview and Spring Preview, but it is not a requirement. Panther Preview and Spring Preview have two tracks, one for admitted students and the other for family and guest. There tracks rim concurrently, which allows both the student and their families to get the information most appropriate to their needs. You can expect informational sessions, meetings with administrators and faculty, and an introduction to University. Since these programs are designed for admitted students and their families it is suggested that infants and younger children not attend, as day care services are not provided. 
 
I'm an incoming freshman who's a non-traditional student. Should I attend New Student Welcome Week?
Yes, all students regardless of age are required to attend New Student Welcome Week.
 
I'm an incoming freshman who's plans to live off-campus. Should I attend New Student Welcome Week?
Yes, all students are required to attend New Student Welcome Week.
 
How soon can I apply for on-campus housing for the school year?
Your acceptance packet includes information regarding on-campus housing.   If you plan to live on campus, then be sure to apply early. You may apply on line by visiting the Office of Residence Life at http://www.vuu.edu/current_students/office_of_residence_life.aspx.