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The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is a resource for parents and families of UE students.

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Family Weekend

Family Weekend 2015

Forever Purple: Family Weekend 2015
September 25 – 27

Homecoming and Family Weekend are combined this year for a fun-filled weekend of activities on campus. Alumni, students, parents, siblings, and other friends are encouraged to attend any events as appropriate. Please return to this site for events or contact or 812-488-2586.

Career Advantage Program

The Center for Career Development continues to enhance the UE Experience by offering even more to our current and prospective students! High school students who are eagerly anticipating college life are encouraged to meet with the UE Career Development staff during their campus visit. At that time, they will discuss their individual results of a personality assessment designed to give students a clearer vision of the many career options that might be more appealing. If you have a student who is a potential Purple Ace please consult with your admissions counselor about taking advantage of this great opportunity!

Career Travel Fund

Did you know that the University of Evansville’s Center for Career Development provides transportation to four Indianapolis career events throughout the academic year? These no- or low-cost opportunities are made possible by the Career Travel Fund through the generosity of the Lilly Endowment. The fund also allows students to apply for reimbursement incurred in career-related travel throughout the state of Indiana. Learn more about this opportunity and encourage your student to apply to this amazing benefit!

2015 Collegiate Career Expo

Collegiate Career Expo

The University of Evansville proudly partners with the College Career Center Consortium of Indiana to bring students, alumni and employers the 2015 Collegiate Career Expo! This annual event allows for professional interaction between career-minded students and high-quality employers! The Center for Career Development will be providing student transportation on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. Please encourage your student to register and participate in this event to network with 105 companies! Learn more and view the registered employers by visiting the CCE webpage!

University of Evansville Career Day

Once again, the Center for Career Development will host their annual Career Day on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Carson Center. This will be a wonderful experience for your student to network with 100 employers in the Meeks Family Gym; remind them today to arrange an appointment with the Center for Career Development to build or revised their resume!

Summer and Part-time Job Fair

Have a student currently in search of a part-time job or planning to stay in the Evansville area this summer? Encourage them to attend the 2015 Summer and Part-time Job Fair. On March 25, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Center for Career Development will host local companies with intentions to hire! For more information, please call our office at 812.488.1083.

Financial Aid News

UE Students Financial Aid Calendar For 2015-16

BY MARCH 10 – FILE THE 2015-16 FAFSA: It’s time to file the 2015-16 FAFSA at to be considered for all forms of need-based aid, including federal, state and UE grants; federal loans; and federal work-study. Filing by March 10 is mandatory for Indiana residents, and highly beneficial for all. Once your FAFSA has been filed, please respond immediately to any requests you receive from the Office of Financial Aid to correct your FAFSA or provide verification documents.

IRS DATA RETRIEVAL: The UE Office of Financial Aid recommends that eligible students use this tool. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool transfers parent and/or student IRS tax information to the FAFSA. Federal income tax returns for 2014 must have been filed electronically for approximately 3 weeks to be available for this process. The IRS data retrieval function can be used for the initial FAFSA or to correct a submitted FAFSA which had been filed using estimated tax information.

MAY - WE CHECK GRADES AND CREDIT HOURS EARNED: After the completion of the spring semester, we will review students’ academic records to determine if they have met the requirements known as Satisfactory Academic Progress. Students who are deficient in meeting these standards are notified immediately via mail and are ineligible for any form of aid (including loans) until the deficiencies are corrected.

JUNE: Financial Aid Notification Letters are mailed in late June to your preferred address on file. Please make sure that your preferred address is accurate in UE’s system. Only students with complete files will receive awards.

Questions? Financial Aid – (812) 488-2364, (800) 424-8634, or
Student Accounts - (812) 488-2565 or
WebAdvisor Help – (812) 488-2077 or

Dear UE Parents,

The University of Evansville has a plan for international students, travel, and possible Ebola. Various offices across campus met recently with city officials about this. The Vanderburgh County Health Department, Mayor’s office, Police Department, EMS, Fire Department, and area hospitals have drafted a response plan in the case of a possible diagnosis in the city. If we have a possible diagnosis, they will take charge of the scene, and we will provide support as appropriate. They have provided us very specific protocols to follow should we have a student who meets the criteria identified by the CDC for possible Ebola. If the virus evolves beyond the two verified cases in Dallas, the CDC will provide us with information as to any changes made to the screening process.

With respect to our international students, appropriate signatures must be obtained from UE on their Visas prior to travel. At this time, we have no indication that any of our international students have plans to travel to the countries identified by the CDC as suspect. We also have no new students joining us for the spring semester from those countries. Should any student, domestic or international, inform us that they plan to travel to the suspect countries over break, we will inform them that the protocols determined by the CDC could change at any time, and they may have difficulty returning to the states. Last, we have no current UE students studying abroad this semester in the suspect countries. If additional countries are identified as suspect, the CDC and Department of Homeland Security will issue protocols for their return.

In this particular situation, the University will follow the directives provided by the governmental agencies charged with protecting individuals in the United States. Our planning meetings have identified processes for the distribution of timely information and for the implementation of appropriate measures in the event of an outbreak.

I hope this puts your mind at ease. We are all praying for containment of this virus, both in the US and around the globe.

Thank you.

Dana D. Clayton, EdD
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students