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Commodore Connection | June 2021
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Last Push! Let’s make this Parent Challenge a success.

If 2,400 parents make a gift of any size by June 30, anonymous parent donors will generously give $25,000 to support Opportunity Vanderbilt, the university’s renowned financial aid program.

These same parents already gave $25,000 to support Opportunity Vanderbilt after more than 350 parents answered the call on Giving Day to unlock their generous challenge gift. Now let’s make an even bigger impact for Vanderbilt students.

We are getting closer and need your help—to date, 2,210 parents have risen to the challenge. If you haven’t already, please join us by making a gift to the area at Vanderbilt you care about most. You can make a one-time or recurring gift easily at
Give Now
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VandyBoys head to College World Series

The VandyBoys are Omaha bound for their fifth College World Series appearance. National champions in 2019 and 2014, Vanderbilt will be one of eight teams playing for a national title starting Saturday, June 19. Visit College World Series Central to learn more about how you can cheer on our Dores.
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Family Weekend 2021

Family Weekend will be in person on campus this fall, Oct. 1-3. Plan to come early, as many activities will be 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 in August.

We hope you will join us for this special weekend!

If you plan to attend Family Weekend on campus, please let us know:
I Plan to Attend

Parent volunteers needed for Move-In Day and Family Weekend

We invite our parent community to participate in the Vanderbilt experience by volunteering for the following campus events:

Move-In Day, Aug. 21

Welcome new Vanderbilt parents and families, answer questions and hand out flyers.

Family Weekend, Oct. 1–2

Greet families and assist with check-in.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email We appreciate your help in welcoming our student families to campus!
Health and Safety Protocols
Students must submit their COVID-19 vaccination record using the university’s vaccine tracker submission form, even if they received their vaccine from Student Health, VUMC or a VUMC clinic, no later than one week in advance of the first day of class of the fall academic program. If they do not submit their vaccination record or have an approved (or in-process) accommodation request on file by the deadline, a hold will be placed on their course registration. Their enrollment at the university may be cancelled for the semester if they are not compliant.
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Student Centers is hiring

Student Centers is hiring

Student Centers is hiring students for a variety of positions for this fall and looking for students eager to work and learn on the job. Gain experience in customer service, event setups, audio-visual troubleshooting and more! Applications are due July 1.
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A student’s guide to networking

Finding and securing opportunities in any industry often comes down to making the right connections. This is even truer in today’s unfamiliar times. Reaching out to professionals can be intimidating, but remember that they often want to talk about their work and can be a valuable support for your student on their career journey!

Here are five easy steps to get started:
  1. ExploreA Student’s Guide to Rocking the Network Game
  2. EnrollA Student's Guide to LinkedIn
  3. ReviewNetworking Tips
  4. ConnectExplore VUconnect
  5. ScheduleChat with a Career Coach
Alex Sevilla

Alex Sevilla named vice provost for career advancement and engagement, Evans Family Executive Director of the Career Center

The new vice provost role, which reports directly to the provost, reflects Vanderbilt’s commitment to increasing career engagement resources for students, alumni and employers. Sevilla will be a key strategic partner working with all academic deans and other vice provosts to support current students.
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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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