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2014 Fall Semester
- August 1: Deadline to waive student health insurance coverage
- August 13: Deadline for students to pay fall charges without a late payment fee
- August 15: International student orientation
- August 16: First-year and transfer student move-in day
- August 17: Upperclass residence halls open at 9 a.m.
- August 20: First day of class
- September 3: Last day to drop a class with no entry on record
- September 12-14: Family Weekend
- October 10-11: Homecoming
- October 16-17: Fall Break
- October 27: Spring 2014 Course Registration period begins
- November 22: Residence halls close at 9 a.m. for Thanksgiving holidays
- November 22-30: Thanksgiving Holiday Break
- November 30: Residence halls re-open at 9 a.m.
- December 4: Last day of classes for fall semester
- December 5-13: Reading days and examinations
- December 14: Residence halls close at 9 a.m. for Winter Break
2015 Spring Semester
- January 2: Deadline for students to pay spring charges without a late payment fee
- January 2: Undergraduate residence halls re-open at noon
- January 4-6 and 11-13: Panhellenic and Interfraternity councils formal recruitment
- January 5: Spring semester classes begin
- January 19: Last day to drop a class with no entry on record
- January 19: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day-Classes Cancelled; Last day to drop a class with no entry on record
- February 2-8: Registration for 2015/2016 housing assignments process
- February 28: Residence halls close at 9 a.m. for spring break
- February 28-March 8: Spring Break
- March 8: Residence halls re-open at 9 a.m.
- March 9-April 3: 2015/2016 Housing assignment process
- March 17: Founder’s Day
- April 6: Fall 2013 Course Registration period begins
- April 17-18: Rites of Spring Music Festival
- April 20: Last day of classes for spring semester
- April 21-30: Reading days and examinations
- May 2: First-Year Residence halls close at 9 a.m.
- May 6-8: Commencement 2015
- May 9: Residence halls close for all students at 1 p.m.
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 12-14, 2014
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 in the fall for families to enjoy the bustle and beauty of Vanderbilt’s campus while visiting with their student.