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June Commodore Connection

You won’t want to miss Family Weekend!

Join us for Family Weekend, Sept. 6–8, and make cherished memories on Vanderbilt’s campus. From first-year students forging new connections to seniors celebrating milestones, everyone enjoys uniting with other families during a weekend of fun activities and shared experiences. 

We encourage families to arrive early to take advantage of the many activities on Friday—exclusive tours, information sessions, the University Update and the Fall for the Arts festival. Cheer on the ’Dores Saturday night! Vandy football will host Alcorn State at FirstBank Stadium on Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Start planning your trip now and be on the lookout for registration information in July. 

In the meantime, help us select the Family Weekend T-shirt design! Cast your vote below and see the winning design when you arrive on campus in September. The poll will close on July 18.
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Parents and Family Insurance Webinar

Join us for an informative webinar where representatives from Academic HealthPlans and Vanderbilt’s Student Care Network will equip you with essential knowledge on health insurance and renter’s coverage. Discover the benefits of these plans, learn important insurance terms and receive valuable tips to ensure your student’s well-being. Don't miss this opportunity to gain peace of mind and learn how to safeguard your student's future. 

Wednesday, June 26
Noon–12:45 p.m. CT

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Vanderbilt Board of Trust extends Chancellor Daniel Diermeier’s contract through 2035

At a moment when universities across the country face severe leadership challenges, the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust has extended the contract of Vanderbilt’s chief executive, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, through 2035.
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Dialogue Vanderbilt

Dialogue Vanderbilt marks first academic year in action

In August 2023, the university launched Dialogue Vanderbilt, its core initiative to bridge divides, reestablish a vibrant culture of civil discourse and free expression, and showcase experts from on campus and around the world, leading the charge to build more engaged citizens and communities.
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June 1

Vanderbilt is embracing generative AI technology to unlock opportunities for research and learning

Learn how Vanderbilt University is leading the charge on what AI can do for teaching and learning in higher education.
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Retired Gen. Paul Nakasone named founding director of Institute for National Defense and Global Security

Vanderbilt University is proud to announce the launch of the Institute for National Defense and Global Security. The founding director and leader of the institute will be retired Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, who has served as commander of U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency and chief of the Central Security Service.
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International Parents & Families Webinar hosted by International Student & Scholar Services

In this webinar recording, families meet the ISSS staff and learn about how ISSS supports international students through advocacy, advising, programming and more.
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Upcoming Vanderbilt Chapter & Regional Events

Parents are invited to attend Vanderbilt Chapter and regional events. Come out and meet fellow Vanderbilt parents, alumni and friends in your area.

Chapter Events

June 13: Orlando Chapter Event | Pickleball for All!

June 13: New Orleans Commodore Launch

June 14: Japan Commodore Launch

June 15: Atlanta Chapter Event | Gwinnett Stripers vs. Nashville Sounds

June 21: Atlanta Chapter Event | Tennis Mixer

June 22: Chicago Chapter Event | First Annual SEC Golf Tournament

June 25: Boston Chapter Event | Red Sox vs. Blue Jays
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