Connect to Vanderbilt: Transfer Student Orientation

Welcome to Vanderbilt!

Welcome to Vanderbilt! By setting high standards for yourself and working hard to meet your academic goals, you have earned acceptance to one of the world’s most distinguished institutions of higher education. Your passion and commitment demonstrate the values we hold dear as a university, and I know that you will enrich the extraordinary undergraduate experience that defines Vanderbilt.

Vanderbilt is a place of discovery and self-discovery where you will find an abundance of ways to explore your interests and become engaged in the community. With its firm foundation in the liberal arts, and focus on fostering creativity, innovation, and critical thinking, the university’s unique learning environment provides opportunities for research and advanced study rarely offered at the undergraduate level. Linking your academic talents and skills with the university’s mission to advance education, research, and health care, you will discover ways to make valuable contributions to the betterment of society as you prepare for your future.

As a Vanderbilt student, you will be embraced by a sense of connectedness and authentic community as you build life-long friendships. Here, you’ll find a special culture that values the learning that takes place in our interactions with one another and in how we choose to respond to the world that surrounds and supports us.

I look forward to personally greeting you in August. In the meantime, know of my congratulations and best wishes as you take this important next step in your life’s journey.


Nicholas S. Zeppos

Resources and Information for Transfer Students

Getting Started Checklist

Got questions?

Bridgette Kohnhorst
Assistant Director
Arts & Campus Events
For questions regarding Scheduling and Programming

Dwayne V. Elliott
Arts & Campus Events
For questions regarding Scheduling and Programming

Jim Kramka
Housing and Residential Education
For questions regarding Housing