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Commodore Connection | August 2022
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Family Weekend registration is open

Your family is part of ours, and we want to celebrate that with you. Family Weekend will be full of fun activities and opportunities to learn about your student’s experience on campus. Make plans to come early, as information sessions, panels and open houses begin on Friday, Sept. 9. Plus, help us cheer on our ’Dores as they take on Wake Forest on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m.
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Volunteers needed for Family Weekend

We invite our parent and family community to participate in the Vanderbilt experience by volunteering at Family Weekend! We are seeking parent volunteers to help check in and greet families on Friday, Sept. 9.  Email us at to volunteer.

Vanderbilt expands reproductive health resources, broadens support for university community

New reproductive health resources include a new women’s health and parenting resource coordinator, who will serve as the first point of contact for pregnant individuals at the university who need assistance and support—engaging in unbiased conversations and helping coordinate care through campus offices and resources. Students will also have the option to apply for financial support through the Student Critical Support Fund, formerly the Student Hardship Fund, which helps with unexpected expenses, including costs related to any medical procedure not available in Tennessee.
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COVID-19 health and safety for the start of the 2022–23 academic year

 As Vanderbilt prepares to welcome students back to campus for a new academic year, the health and safety of the university community are still a top priority. The university continues to work closely with our public health experts at the university and Vanderbilt University Medical Center to ensure that our response to the COVID-19 pandemic is grounded in science and expert guidance with the goal of protecting our community members.
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Transportation around campus and Nashville

Vanderbilt offers a variety of transportation options for travel around campus and Nashville for students, including bike racks around campus for personal use, free rides on Nashville’s bus system via the Commodore Card, the VandyRide nighttime shuttle service, designated ridehail pick-up and drop-off locations and more.
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Vanderbilt Undergrad Research Fair

Student proposals being accepted for 
Fall Undergraduate Research Fair, set for Sept. 8

The fall 2022 Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 8. Students who have completed research while undergraduates at Vanderbilt are encouraged to apply. Applications are due tomorrow, Aug. 18.
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Students invited to submit Vanderbilt Sesquicentennial Grant proposals

As Vanderbilt prepares to mark its sesquicentennial—the 150th anniversary of the university’s founding—in 2023, a new program will support exploration of the university’s past and future. The Office of the Chancellor is launching the Sesquicentennial Grant Program to fund activities and projects that engage with the university’s history, look to its future and explore what makes Vanderbilt distinctive and unique. The grants will be used to support a range of activities and programs, including but not limited to academic forums, research, performances, exhibitions, events and celebrations.
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Three new residential colleges planned for Highland Quad

Vanderbilt University is embarking on the next phase of its residential colleges program with the re-envisioning of Highland Quadrangle along 25th Avenue South. The initiative, which includes construction of three new residential colleges for upper-division students, will build upon the successful living-learning environments already in place on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons and in the West End Neighborhood.
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Six Commodores selected in 2022 MLB Draft

Six Vanderbilt student-athletes were selected across the three days of the 2022 Major League Baseball Draft. The Commodores boasted multiple selections on each day of the draft, including two first-round selections: Kumar Rocker and Spencer Jones.
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Vanderbilt Chapter Events

Parents are invited to attend the Vanderbilt Chapter Events. Come out and meet fellow Vanderbilt parents and alumni in your area.
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Parents and Family Programs
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Nashville, TN 7240-1627
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