Welcome Vanderbilt parents and families!
The Parents and Family Programs office provides a link for Vanderbilt parents to the University. As parents, you play an integral role in the Vanderbilt family, and we look forward to sharing in your student’s experience at Vanderbilt! We understand this is a unique time of growth and our primary goal is to serve and support you along the way.
Please explore our website to learn more about our programs, as well as discover opportunities you have to engage in your student’s life and lend support to and gain support from fellow parents. We hope that you will take full advantage of the services and resources we provide–we are here for you!
News and Announcements
February 24, 2015 — Update from VUPD on Wesley Place shooting
On Saturday, February 21, 2015, at approximately 11:40 P.M., Metropolitan Nashville Police and Vanderbilt University Police Departments responded to a shooting incident that occurred in the Wesley Place garage. Responding officers located a deceased victim, not affiliated with the university with injuries from an apparent gunshot wound. The safety and security of the Vanderbilt community...
February 22, 2015 — Fatal shooting of non-affiliated person at Wesley Place garage
The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department is actively investigating a fatal shooting that occurred late on the evening of Feb. 21 in Wesley Place garage. The victim was not affiliated with the university. VUPD has increased security in the area. Resources are available to students needing assistance.
October 22, 2014 — Family Weekend 2015
Family Weekend 2015 dates are official! We are excited to announce that Family Weekend 2015 will be September 18-20, 2015! Make your plans now to return to campus to experience all Vanderbilt has to offer–we can’t wait to see you!
October 3, 2014 — October 2014′s Hot Topic
October’s Hot Topic: What to do When Your College Student Gets Sick Parents of college students often feel helpless when their students are sick and away at college. And cold and flu season plus midterms equals stressed out, under-the-weather students. Besides reminding your student to rest enough and perhaps get a flu shot, consider the...
September 24, 2014 — Greek Life Webinars Coming this fall for Parents!
For parents/families who have students interested in joining a fraternity or sorority at Vanderbilt, the Office of Greek Life is hosting webinars for parents to learn more about the process for joining a Greek organization at Vanderbilt including eligibility requirements, recruitment/intake processes and suggestions for parents about supporting their children as they consider membership in...
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