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Commodore Connection | September 2021
Health and Safety Protocols

COVID-19 updates

All health and safety information, including the new COVID-19 weekly dashboard, can be found at We encourage you to check it regularly for updates on campus protocols.
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WATCH: Fall 2021 Town Hall

University leadership hosted a virtual town hall for undergraduate students and their families about the university’s fall 2021 semester operations, including COVID-19 protocols, testing and contact tracing, housing and dining facilities, academic support and resources for mental health and wellness.
Watch Here
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Family Weekend registration is open!

We can’t wait to host you for a fun and memorable Family Weekend celebration on Vanderbilt’s campus, Oct. 1–3, 2021. This will be a wonderful opportunity to be together, in person, with your Commodore community. We hope you will join us in Nashville for this special weekend.
Register Here
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Vanderbilt Business meet and greet during Family Weekend

If you are going to be on campus for Family Weekend, you are invited to stop by the Vanderbilt Business tent (on the lawn in front of Central Library) and discover career-launching programs that prepare students from any undergraduate major for success in business. Vanderbilt offers multiple paths to a business career, ranging from a summer business immersion to a business minor to one-year specialized master’s in accounting, marketing or finance, plus traditional MBA and VU2MBA programs. There will be staff and students from the Owen Graduate School of Management and the Undergraduate Business Minor on hand to answer questions about potential career paths, program outcomes and the admissions process. To get a glimpse of how Vanderbilt is shaping tomorrow’s business leaders, visit
Fall 2021 career fairs, Sept. 22: virtual engineering career fair; Sept. 23: virtual all major career fair; both fairs will be from 2 pm-6pm CT. Registration is now open on DoreWays graphic
The Career Center is excited to host back-to-back virtual career fairs on Sept. 22 and 23, 2–6 p.m. CT. Students can register today and view participating companies on DoreWays.
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Avoid the Flu at VU

Free Flu Shots for Vanderbilt Students

The Student Health Center recommends that all students get an influenza vaccination this fall—getting the flu shot is the best way to prevent the flu. Now more than ever, we need to protect ourselves and our healthcare resources.

The best time to get the flu vaccine is during September or October, before the spread of the virus begins. Encourage your student to stop by the Student Health Center for their free flu shot-- with no appointment needed Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more information, visit
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Show the world you are #VU4Life with these limited-edition socks

You are Vanderbilt for life! To thank you for your gift of $35 or more to any area of Vanderbilt by Sept. 30, we will send you a pair of limited-edition #VU4Life socks. For a gift of $60 or more, we’ll bundle in last year’s “Conquer and Prevail” socks as well.
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Vanderbilt Chapter Events

Parents are invited to attend Vanderbilt Chapter Events. Come out and meet fellow Vanderbilt parents and alumni in your area.

Sept. 18
Atlanta: United Soccer Match vs. DC United
Las Vegas: Football Game Watch vs. Stanford
Find Your Chapter

Volunteer with Vanderbilt

Parents are invited to attend Vanderbilt Chapter Events. Come out and meet fellow Vanderbilt parents and alumni in your area. Parents and families are an important part of our Vanderbilt community. Learn more about volunteer opportunities, such as participating in networking opportunities and volunteering at regional Chapter Events.
Volunteer Opportunities
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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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