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Friday – September 27, 2013

Please note the schedule is TENTATIVE and there may be changes, so be sure to check the Family Weekend web site often for the most up-to-date schedule of events.
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starRegistration and Check-in

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Student Life Center, Board of Trust Room

As soon as you arrive, stop by the Student Life Center, Board of Trust Room, to pick up your Family Weekend Welcome Packet, which will include a complete schedule of events, nametags, and other important information.

NOTE: Nametags are required for entry into most Family Weekend events.

Information Tables during Registration:

Commodore Yearbook
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Student Life Center, outside of the Board of Trust Room

Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Life (LGBTQI)
10 – 11:30 a.m.
Student Life Center, Board of Trust Room

Vanderbilt Psychological and Counseling Center
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Student Life Center, Board of Trust Room

Center for Student Professional Development
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Student Life Center, Lobby

Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Student Life Center, Board of Trust Room

Owen Graduate School of Management: Information table on programs designed to help undergrads and recent grads launch a rewarding career in business
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Student Life Center, Board of Trust Room

starOptional Campus Tours:

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Architectural Tours at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. Tours led by Judson Newbern, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Facilities and Enviornment. Leave from Rand Terrace
  • Botanical Tours at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. Tours led by Bill Randles, Manager, Sports Turf and Facilities. Leave from Rand Terrace (Alumni Lawn Side).
  • Historical Tour at 1 p.m. Tour led by Lyle Lankford, Senior Officer, University History & Protocol. Leave from front steps of Kirkland Hall.
  • Campus Tours hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tours led by student tour guides. Leave from the Admissions Office (2305 West End Avenue). First come, first served.Families are invited to attend the Admission campus tour. If you would like to participate in an admissions information session for prospective students held prior to the tours at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm, reservations can be made here.
  • Student Recreation Center Tours available upon request. Visit the welcome desk in the Student Recreation Center, off 25th Avenue South.
  • Visit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Parents and families are welcome to visit the 1st and 2nd floors and learn more about our nationally recognized children’s hosptial. Questions can be directed to the Volunteer Services Office located on the 2nd floor (room 2504 located across from the Food Court).
  • starFaculty Lecture Series:

    Get a taste of the intellectual life by attending one of these talks by Vanderbilt faculty members. NOTE: Faculty lectures are tentative and subject to change—check the schedule upon arrival.

    • The Power of Music and Music Education in Campus and Community Life Blair School of Music Faculty Lecture by Mitchell Korn, adjunct professor. 1:00-1:50 p.m., Student Life Center, Ballroom C
    • Masculinities and Men’s Health in the New Millennium College of Arts and Science Faculty Lecture by Derek Griffith, associate professor for the Center for Medicine, Health and Society. 1:00-1:50 p.m., Sarratt Cinema
    • Engineers Trigger More Revolutions than Any Other Group:  How to Instill Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in an Eighteen Year Old Mind School of Engineering Faculty Lecture by Philippe Fauchet, dean of the School of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering. 2:00-2:50 p.m., Student Life Center, Ballroom C
    • What We Say, What We Do and What We Mean:  Teaching and Learning and the Hidden Curriculum Peabody College Faculty Lecture by Catherine McTamaney, director of undergraduate studies for the Department of Teaching and Learning. 2:00-2:50 p.m., Sarratt Cinema

    Various Open Houses and Events:

    Jean and Alexander Heard Library Special Exhibit:
    Stage and Screen: The Star Quality of Vanderbilt’s Performing Arts Collections
    Central Library, 2nd and 4th floor galleries
    Visit the renovated Central Library and view the exhibit. Click here for library hours.

    Vanderbilt School of Nursing Open House: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Godchaux Hall, Living Room
    Interested in a career in nursing? Please join us for a reception, an information session, and a tour of the School of Nursing. We look forward to meeting you and your family.

    Chancellor Scholars’ Parents Information Session: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Student Life Center, Suite 204
    Advisors Lyn Fulton-John and Rietta Turner will be available to provide information about your student’s participation in this program. Join us to learn more about the activities and benefits of being a Chancellor’s Scholar – whether this is your student’s first year in the program, or their fourth.

    Human and Organizational Development (HOD) Internship Open House: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    Mayborn, room 104G
    Curious about the HOD mandatory internship requirement? Stop by during the open house and we will be available to answer your questions about this popular aspect of the HOD degree. You can examine the broad range of internship opportunities, peruse student internship projects, and chat with past interns and the internship staff. Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to meeting you and your family.

    Global Education Office and International Student and Scholar Services open house: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
    Student Life Center, international suite 103
    Please join the staff of GEO and ISSS to learn about the many international opportunities and events that are available on campus and abroad.

    Greek Life Panel Discussion: 2 – 3 p.m.
    Sarratt Student Center, room 220
    Parents of current Greek students and staff from the Office of Greek Life will provide an overview of the fraternity and sorority experience at Vanderbilt and answer questions about the Greek community.

    Vanderbilt Commencement 101: Planning Ahead: 2 – 3 p.m.
    Sarratt 189
    Director Matthew Redd provides an overview of Commencement and answers your questions about the three-day event schedule: what to expect, accommodations, parking, accessibility options and key deadlines. This information session is not limited to senior parents. All undergraduate parents are encouraged to attend as many families begin planning 12-18 months out.

    Realities and Risks related to Substance Abuse: What does this mean? What can we do?:  2 – 3 p.m.
    Sarratt Student Center, room 363
    The Vanderbilt Psychological and Counseling Center will present a one-hour workshop about the developmental issues impacting decisions about substance use as well as a discussion about the biologic interaction of various substances on the body.

    Chamber Music Recital: 2:10 – 3 p.m.
    Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall, Blair School of Music

    Vanderbilt Athletics Open House: 3 – 5 p.m.
    McGugin Center
    The National Commodore Club staff invites you and your family to an open house at the McGugin Center. Tour the facility where our student-athletes train to be champions in competition and study to be champions in the classroom. Come and learn how your can become a game changer for Vanderbilt Athletics.

    Dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons open house for first-year parents and families: 4 – 5 p.m.
    Dean’s Residence at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons
    Hosted by Frank Wcislo, dean of The Ingram Commons, and Jane Wcislo

    Vanderbilt Psychological and Counseling Center Open House: 5 - 7 p.m.
    2015 Terrace Place (across Terrace Place from the Baker Building)

    Difficult Art and the Liberal Arts Imagination Opening Reception, Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery Exhibit: 5 – 7 p.m.
    Cohen Memorial Hall (1220 21st Ave. S.)
    Gallery Hours: Noon-7 p.m.
    For more information, visit  Click here to learn more.

    Vanderbilt Men’s Lacrosse: Black vs. Gold: 5:30–7 p.m.
    Natchez Field
    VandyLax parents, families, students and friends of Vanderbilt Men’s Lacrosse are invited to our first scrimmage of the season: Black vs. Gold. Suggested donation to fund the team’s travel costs for the upcoming season: $15 per person. Vanderbilt students and children 12 and under are free. For further information contact Friends of Vanderbilt Lacrosse at (516) 633-2056 or via email.

    Hillel Shabbat services and dinner: 5:30 p.m. services; 6:30 p.m. dinner
    Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life
    Join Hillel in celebrating the beginning of Shabbat. Reform, Conservative and Orthodox services are offered.

    Chabad Family Shabbat service and dinner: 6 p.m. services, 7 p.m. dinner
    Chabad House, 111 23rd Ave. N.

    Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) family dinner: 6:30 -8:30 p.m.
    The Longmire’s House: 3615 Hampton Avenue, Nashville, TN  37215
    The Reformed University Fellowship dinner is a wonderful time to meet other families and learn more about how the ministry engages with students and the campus. Speakers are to include a student, a parent and University Chaplain Stacey Croft. Click here for more information about the fellowship or email Stacey Croft.

    Vanderbilt University Orchestra and Vanderbilt Wind Symphony: 8 p.m.
    Robin Fountain and Thomas Verrier, directors
    Blair School of Music, Ingram Hall
    The Vanderbilt University Orchestra performs Frank Martin’s Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments, Timpani, Percussion and String Orchestra, featuring professors Allan Cox, trumpet; Bil Jackson, clarinet; Jared Hauser, oboe; Leslie Norton, horn; Jeremy Wilson, trombone; Philip dikeman, flute; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; and William Wiggins, percussion. Free and open to the public.
    The Vanderbilt Wind Symphony’s program will include “Concertango” by composer Luis Serrano Alarcón, featuring saxophone professor Brian Utley. Verrier will be joined by distinguished guest conductor Richard Floyd, State Director of Music at the University of Texas at Austin and Artistic Director of the Austin Symphonic Band, for a portion of this program.

    starCollege and School Gatherings

    3 – 4 p.m.

    Meet deans, faculty, peers, and parents at these college and school functions.

    • Blair School of Music Dean’s Hour for Blair students and families. Turner Recital Hall, Blair School of Music
    • College of Arts & Science Dean’s Hour for all A&S students and families. Sarratt Student Center, room 189
    • Peabody College Dean’s Hour for all Peabody students and families. Student Life Center, Ballroom C
    • School of Engineering Dean’s Hour for all Engineering students and families. Featheringill Hall, Adams Atrium

    starGrandparent Tea and Social

    4 – 5 p.m.
    Wilson Hall Lobby
    Meet and greet other grandparents while enjoying afternoon tea. Grandparents–be sure to pick up your special gift for attending! Be sure to RSVP for this event.

    star Fifth Annual Soiree at Sarratt

    4:00 – 5:45 p.m.
    Sarratt Student Center, third floor
    A parent/student networking event hosted by the Vanderbilt Center for Student Professional Development and the Parents and Family Programs Office
    NOTE: 3:45 p.m. Check in for registered participants on the Sarratt third floor

    Are you considering exploring opportunities in New York? Los Angeles? Chicago? Dallas? – and want to make some local professional connections?

    Family Weekend offers a perfect opportunity for Vanderbilt students to connect with parents from across the country and to discover opportunities in their city of interest.  Parents will participate in region-specific, small-group conversations, sharing their professional experience and culture of their region with students. At the conclusion of the event, students will have the opportunity to ask questions and to network with parents. Please join us! Parent registration now available!

    NOTE: Registration for interested students will take place via the Vanderbilt Center for Student Professional Development in September.

    starFall for the Arts at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

    4:30 – 7 p.m.
    The Commons Center and lawn

    Join us for a celebration of the arts—a day full of student dance, music and theater performances. Original artwork will be on display and for sale, and art demonstrations will take place throughout the day. Our best student writers and poets will be sharing their talents, and you’ll have a chance to take home your own masterpiece as well. The menu boasts mouth-watering chef-crafted offerings including grilled items, assorted salads, and desserts.

    Don’t Fall for the Flu!

    4 - 6 p.m.
    The Commons Center and lawn

    Free flu shots for students, faculty, staff, and family members (ages 12-64). This is a perfect opportunity to kick off the flu season and keep you and your student healthy during the flu season this year.  Event sponsored by the Student Health Center and Occupational Health

    star18 Again!

    4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    The Commons Center and lawn

    Step back in time and rediscover with your student who you were at 18 as a freshman in college.  What were your goals and what has changed?  Share your stories with your student, other Vanderbilt parents, and staff from the Center for Student Professional Development.  Event includes an interactive game and a Vanderbilt parent art project “Then & Now”.  Join us for an evening of conversation, fun, and discovery!

    Athenian Sing

    7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
    Langford Auditorium, Light Hall

    This student-organized, campuswide talent show and competition was initiated by Dinah Shore in the late 1930s. Athenian Sing began as an a cappella singing contest among fraternities and sororities. The Athenians junior honor society now produces this event to highlight the campus’ premier performance groups.
    Note: Tickets are $8. Tickets have been set aside for parents and are available through our office. Tickets will also be avialable via the Ticketmaster box office in Sarratt Student Center a month before the event.

    Vanderbilt Theater presents Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard

    8 p.m.
    Neely Auditorium

    Tickets are $10. Students get in free with their student ID. Please call (615) 322-2404 or email Laura Bodin for reservations and ticket availability.