Vincennes is rich in architecture and history. Many French-influenced buildings and houses line the streets. Many buildings were built before the 1900s. Others were built closer to the early 1800s.
With vivid colors and a design that blends new and old, the French Quarter Apartments is Vincennes University’s newest and most unique community for VU students.
Nestled along the banks of the Wabash River and designed with inspiration from the New Orleans French Quarter, VU’s French Quarter complements the area’s deep French history and stuns with its bold, bright, and brilliant colors and intricate details.
One of the most recognizable features of the New Orleans French Quarter is the iconic balconies with their detailed railings. VU’s French Quarter has balconies with French Quarter-style railings in addition to a courtyard with a sparkling fountain and walkways flanked with ornate designs.
The 60-unit, 178-bed unfurnished apartment complex on the Vincennes Campus is a vital link to the community. Founded in 1732, Vincennes is Indiana’s First City. Founded in 1801, VU is Indiana’s First College.
Located along a historic avenue, the French Quarter Apartments are within the First and Second street corridor, which connects VU to the Wabash riverfront and the Main Street area of downtown Vincennes.
Residents of the apartments can see scenic views of the Wabash River as well as the Grouseland mansion, a national historic landmark and former home of VU founder and the ninth United States President William Henry Harrison.
The apartments are a prime location for VU students who want to live on campus and live independently.
VU is offering financial assistance to students who want to make University Housing their home away from home for the 2021-22 academic year. The Residential Opportunity Scholarship is a scholarship for up to $10,000 over two years. It is available to all incoming students and returning students in good standing.
“Life outside of the classroom is just as important for a full VU experience as what students learn in labs and classrooms,” VU Associate Dean for Housing & Residence Life Adam Booher said. “Living in the French Quarter Apartments offers the convenience of living close to classes and campus resources. The French Quarter is a one-of-a-kind property where students can build friendships, connect with campus, and live independently in a completely new complex full of modern amenities and special touches.”