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
May 21, 2015 — Family Weekend 2015
Family Weekend 2015 is September 18-20, 2015! The schedule is now LIVE! Please take a look at the wide range of events and programming we’re offering, and make your plans now to return to campus to experience all Vanderbilt has to offer–we can’t wait to see you!
May 19, 2015 — Vanderbilt’s expanded aid initiative passes $200 million mark
Gifts and pledges to Opportunity Vanderbilt, the university’s expanded and ongoing financial aid initiative, have crossed $200 million, the university announced May 11, 2015. The program was launched in 2008. “We are committed to offering our students a rich, diverse intellectual community, and Opportunity Vanderbilt directly supports that goal,” said Susan Wente, university provost and...
May 12, 2015 — Vanderbilt Recovery Support featured in The Tennessean
Vanderbilt Recovery Support (VRS) provides caring and encouraging support services to assist students who are in recovery from substance use issues, and who are working towards success in their academic, social, personal, and professional lives. As students prosper due to the supportive recovery environment, they in turn become peer leaders and advocates for new members...
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.
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