Important information for your student’s start at Vanderbilt
Important information for your student’s start at Vanderbilt
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Vanderbilt University
Commodore Connection | August 2021
Health and Safety Protocols

Masking required for Move-In Day

We look forward to welcoming families and students to campus for Move-In Weekend. We want to provide you with an exciting and safe as possible back-to-campus experience and therefore are requiring everyone—whether vaccinated or unvaccinated—to mask, even while outdoors, when engaged in close interactions with others while on campus as in the situations described below.

  • VISITORS: All visitors must mask indoors, as well as mask outdoors during check-in, faculty head of house meet and greets and orientation.
  • CAMPUS COMMUNITY: Students and staff must mask in residence halls during Move-In Weekend and must mask both indoors and outdoors during the move-in check-in process and

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Family Weekend registration opens next week

Family Weekend will be in person on campus this fall, Oct. 1–3. Plan to come early, as many activities are planned for that Friday. We look forward to hosting our Vanderbilt families for a wonderful weekend. For those who are unable to attend in person, there will be opportunities to engage virtually.

Registration will open next week at We hope you will join us for this special weekend!

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Transfer Student Orientation

Transfer Student Orientation is designed to offer your student an introduction to life at Vanderbilt, including informational sessions and small-group discussions that will help them navigate your academic program, campus resources, extracurricular activities and student life on Vanderbilt’s campus. 
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Academic resources 

In addition to the advising system in place in your student’s school, there are several resources on campus to help them succeed. Follow the links below to learn more about these student support services.

Tutoring Services
The Writing Studio
Disability Services
Center for Student Wellbeing
Career Center
Library Services

Students get involved through Anchor Link

Anchor Link is Vanderbilt’s student engagement platform that helps students become involved on campus and manage their experiences outside the classroom.
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VandySafe app

The VandySafe app, available for iPhone and Android, integrates with the university's safety and security systems to provide students, faculty and staff with added safety on campus. Features were added to the app to help users during the COVID-19 pandemic, including a symptom monitoring tool.
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Transportation and mobility around campus and Nashville

Vanderbilt offers a variety of transportation and mobility options for students through MoveVU, including docked bikeshare system BCycle, bike racks around campus for personal use, free rides on Nashville’s bus system via the Commodore Card, the VandyRide nighttime shuttle service around campus and more.
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Parents and Family Programs
PMB 401627 | 2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 7240-1627
Parent Information Line: (877) 887 2736 |

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