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2013 Spring Semester
- January 3: Deadline for students to pay spring charges without a late payment fee
- January 4: Undergraduate residence halls re-open at noon
- January 4-6 and 11-13: Panhellenic and Interfraternity councils formal recruitment
- January 7: Spring semester classes begin
- January 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day-Classes Cancelled; Last day to drop a class with no entry on record
- February 4-10: Registration for 2013/2014 housing assignments process
- March 2: Residence halls close at 9 a.m. for spring break
- March 2-10: Spring Break
- March 10: Residence halls re-open at 9 a.m.
- March 11-April 5: 2013/2014 Housing assignment process
- March 17: Founder’s Day
- April 8: Fall 2013 Course Registration period begins
- April 19-20: Rites of Spring Music Festival
- April 22: Last day of classes for spring semester
- April 23-May 2: Reading days and examinations
- May 4: First-Year Residence halls close at 9 a.m.
- May 8-10: Commencement 2013
- May 11: Residence halls close for all students at 1 p.m.
2013 Fall Semester
- August 1: Deadline to waive student health insurance coverage
- August 14: Deadline for students to pay fall charges without a late payment fee
- August 16: International student orientation
- August 17: First-year and transfer student move-in day
- August 18: Upperclass residence halls open at 9 a.m.
- August 21: First day of class
- August 28: Last day to drop a class with no entry on record
- September 27-29: Family Weekend
- October 3-5: Homecoming
- October 10-11: Fall Break
- October 28: Spring 2014 Course Registration period begins
- November 23: Residence halls close at 9 a.m. for Thanksgiving holidays
- November 23-December 1: Thanksgiving Holiday Break
- December 1: Residence halls re-open at 9 a.m.
- December 5: Last day of classes for fall semester
- December 6-14: Reading days and examinations
- December 15: Residence halls close at 9 a.m. for Winter Break
The VU calendar committee and the Board of Trustees must approve the University calendar before it is published around June 1 of each year. Calendar highlights are published in the OverVU newsletter during the year. Visit the Registrar for the academic year calendar or the University Calendar for events scheduled throughout the university community.
Family Weekend: September 27-29, 2013
Families spend years planning, saving, and guiding students to prepare them for entry into college. Vanderbilt provides programs, services, volunteer opportunities and publications designed to help acclimate Vanderbilt parents and families to campus life. In addition, we host a special Family Weekend.