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Commodore Connection | October 2023

Family Weekend starts Friday

Family Weekend is this weekend, Oct. 13–15! It is not too late to join in the fun—you can still register! There will also be walk-up registration during the weekend with an additional $10 fee.
We look forward to seeing many of you throughout the weekend, including at our pre-game tailgate before the ’Dores take on Georgia. If you did not get tickets to the game, watch on our viewing screens at the tailgate!
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This Month’s Topic: Supporting Your Student from Home  

Midterms! Typically, at this point, Vanderbilt students are at the peak of their academic stress. They see this as a "no turning back" milestone for the semester. In addition, they may still be learning to navigate and become self-sufficient in nearly every aspect of their lives at Vanderbilt. Your student might be hundreds or thousands of miles away, making it challenging to continue to support their academic and overall well-being. You can still be an anchor for them.
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Connect locally by hosting a Parent Social!

Want to meet other Vanderbilt families in your area? Parent Socials are a wonderful opportunity for VU families to engage with one another on a regional level and foster deeper connections in a small casual setting. We would love to have you host one of these events in your city!  
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Vanderbilt, Freedom Forum expand relationship; John Seigenthaler Center to be home of Dialogue Vanderbilt 

Vanderbilt University and the Freedom Forum will expand their longstanding relationship, and the John Seigenthaler Center on the university’s campus will serve as the physical home of the Dialogue Vanderbilt initiative—including The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy, The Future of Free Speech Project and the Open Dialogue Visiting Fellows Program. 
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Vanderbilt University establishes Roberts Academy and Dyslexia Center

An unprecedented gift from Hal and Marjorie Hollis Roberts will establish a new academy for primary students with dyslexia and an innovative center focused on outreach and dyslexia research at Vanderbilt University. 
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 Make a gift, get a gift 

Vanderbilt pride runs deep, and we believe in showcasing your black and gold spirit from head to toe. That’s why we’re thrilled to present the exclusive Vanderbilt 1873 Collection, a tribute to our remarkable journey over the past century and a half. Go to to make—and get—your gift! 

Vanderbilt University’s Quantum Potential unveiled: Meet the minds shaping our future

Hosted by Radiolab founder and Vanderbilt faculty member Jad Abumrad, Quantum Potential is a collection of wild but precise portraits of the scholars, scientists and students at Vanderbilt who are finding new ways to understand the world—and through understanding, change it. Quantum Potential is a behind-the-scenes peek at who they are, how they think and, ultimately, how they come to reveal something that improves the human experience. 
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Vanderbilt University Campus Dining launches Get Well Meals 

Get Well Meals is designed to provide nourishing and comforting meals to students who are not feeling well, ensuring that they receive the care and support they need when unable to visit campus dining halls.
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VU Career Center Introduces VandyPASS (Pathways for Achieving Skills & Success) 

As a parent or guardian of a Vanderbilt University student, you play an integral role in supporting your student’s success. The VU Career Center is here to support you and your student when it comes to preparing them with the skill sets necessary to  succeed in their career goals. But how can students track those skills and represent them to their potential employers?  Introducing Pathways for Achieving Skills and Success. Engineered by Suitable, VandyPASS provides students with a virtual roadmap by tracking their experiential learning and connecting it to different career pathways. This innovative tool empowers students to tell their unique stories to employers, other institutions, and peers.  
Encourage students to activate their account to start tracking their co-curricular experiences!
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Vanderbilt Chapter Events

Families are invited to attend the Vanderbilt Chapter events. Come out and meet fellow Vanderbilt families and alumni in your area.
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