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Create Your User Profile

Visit the site at: anchorlink.vanderbilt.edu


  • Click the “Log In” button at the top right corner and log in using your VUnet ID and password
  • From the Anchor Link homepage, click your name in the left corner of the top gold toolbar and then select the appropriate section to update


1. Complete Your Basic Profile Content

  1. Upload a profile picture
  2. List a preferred e-mail address other than your @vanderbilt.edu e-mail (optional)
  3. Connect any desired Social Media Profile Links including your Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn (optional). If you choose to connect any of your social media accounts, anywhere that your name is displayed in the system (ex. an Organization roster) (ex. an organization roster), a link to these social media accounts will be displayed.

Note: You do not need to enter a Preferred First Name, Middle Name, Suffix, or Hometown nor complete any information under the “Demographics” section


2. Update Your Contact Information

Note: Any contact information you provide or edit here will only be used for purposes internal to Anchor Link. If you have changes to make to your home/permanent address, please contact the University Registrar.

3. Designate Your Interests

  1. Interests are used to provide you customized recommendations for Organizations and Events to get involved with. Your recommendations can be accessed on your home page below your profile picture or left side of the Organizations or Events sections.
  2. Go through the folders and select the Interests that appeal to you most. You can update your Interests at any time.

4. Set Your Privacy Settings

Community Directory Settings: Choose which pieces of contact information you would like to “Show” to other campus users when your name is displayed within Anchor Link (Ex. an organization roster)

Organization Roster Settings: You may choose to hide your membership or officer positions for any organization so that you will not be displayed on the organization’s public roster. The officers of any organization will still be able to view members who have elected to “Hide” their public membership.

5. Set Your Notification Settings

General E-mail Notifications

  • It is strongly recommended that you keep your e-mail notifications set to “All Notifications”
  • If you alter your e-mail notifications, you will still get messages sent to your Anchor Link inbox. However, you may miss important, time sensitive message by not having them sent to your e-mail

Text Message Notifications

  • Providing your cell phone number and turning this feature “On” allows for organizations you are a part of within Anchor Link to send you text messages