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Informational Events

We're excited to connect with you!

Vanguard really begins to come alive when you talk with current staff, students, and Vanguard alumni. We hope you're able to join us with one of the following events to build a vision for life as a Vanguard.

Upcoming Events

Review the events below to find a time that works best for you!

DateEventHostRegisterWebinar Replay
Tue., Nov. 19
7:00 - 8:00 pm CST

Webinar

Charlie Goeke
Vanguard Director
Sign up for 11/19
& receive an email reminder 
Watch the Nov 19 Replay
Fri., Nov. 22
3:30 - 4:30 pm CST

Information Session
Fridays at Wheaton

Laura Elliott
Vanguard Admissions Liaison
Register for 11/22 Fridays at Wheaton event  
Fri., Dec. 6
3:30 - 4:30 pm CST

Information Session
Fridays at Wheaton

Laura Elliott
Vanguard Admissions Liaison
Register for 12/6 Fridays at Wheaton event   
Wed., Dec. 11
TBD
Webinar

Charlie Goeke
Vanguard Director

coming soon   

Mon., Dec. 30
7:00 - 8:00 pm CST

Webinar Charlie Goeke
Vanguard Director
Sign up for 12/30 & receive an email reminder   

Tue., Feb. 4
7:00 - 8:00 pm CST

Webinar Charlie Goeke
Vanguard Director
Sign up for 2/4 & receive an email reminder  

Fri., Feb. 28
3:30 - 4:30 pm CST

Information Session
Fridays at Wheaton
Laura Elliott
Vanguard Admissions Liaison
Register for 2/28 Fridays at Wheaton event  

Vanguard Info Events: Frequently Asked Questions

Learn about Vanguard from the comfort of your home!

Attending a webinar is a great way to get an initial look at the program and ask your questions (which are easy to ask with the chatbox!)

The webinar begins with a 30-40 minute overview of Vanguard and how it fits into the general gap year movement. We talk about why the gap year movement is on the rise, what colleges think about gap years, and common myths that need to be debunked. You'll also hear about Vanguard specifically. We'll talk about how the year is organized, what a day in the life looks like, and where Vanguards go after the year is over. 

Let us know you're coming! While registration is not required you can use the link below to let us know you're coming. You'll receive an email reminder on the day of the event that includes the link to the webinar.

While similar to our webinars in content, the Vanguard session during the Fridays at Wheaton event offers a chance to connect in person. Held on Wheaton College's campus, the 45-minute presentation takes place in the Welcome Center. You'll hear an overview of the gap year movement, learn about Vanguard, and have an opportunity to ask questions. 

While you can walk into the Vanguard session, we strongly encourage attending the full Fridays at Wheaton event. You'll gain a great peek into the Wheaton College undergraduate experience!

  • To attend the full Fridays at Wheaton event, use the link below to register.
  • To attend the Vanguard session, no registration is necessary. 

We would love to connect over the phone or with a personalized visit! We can set up your visit to be on Wheaton's Wheaton, IL campus or at HoneyRock, where Vanguard takes place. To set up a phone call or in-person visit, email Laura Elliott at laura.elliott@wheaton.edu.

It varies by event:

  • Webinar - If you want to receive an email reminder on the day of the event, use the link to sign up. If you want to join at the stated start time, use the "live event" link.
  • Fridays at Wheaton Information Session - If you are planning on attending just the Vanguard information session, you can walk in, no registration necessary. 
  • Fridays at WheatonIf you want to attend the whole Fridays at Wheaton event (we hope you will!) please use the registration link for the day that works best with your schedule to let us know you're coming. 

We hope to see you at one of these events!