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Saturday – September 19, 2015

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 Continues

8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Student Life Center, Board of Trust Room
If you have not already done so, stop by the Student Life Center, Board of Trust Room, to receive your Family Weekend Welcome Packet, which will include a complete schedule of events, name tags, and other important information.

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

Vanderbilt Admissions Information Session
& Breakfast for Siblings

8 – 10 a.m.
Student Life Center, Ballroom A

Vanderbilt siblings are invited to get the latest on the admissions and financial aid processes. This interactive program will attempt to demystify the college application process while also providing practical tips. All are welcome, but the content will be tailored to high school students. Space is limited - be sure to register early. If you are interested in a campus tour, they will be available on Friday, September 18 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Saturday, September 19 at 11 a.m., all departing from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. 

NOTE: Check back soon to register for the Siblings Admissions Breakfast.

Families of Residential Education staff brunch

8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Branscomb Music Room

Discover Nashville Gray Line bus tour

Departing at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Length: 3.5 hours
Cost: $55/person (Children 6-11 are $28/person)

To book, visit GraylineNashville.com and select the “Discover Nashville” tour or call 800.251.1864. Pick-ups at the Loews and Marriott hotels are available. Inquire when booking.

starConversation with the Chancellor

10 a.m.
Student Life Center, Ballrooms B and C
Join Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos for a conversation about the university with opportunities to ask questions and gain a greater understanding of Vanderbilt’s priorities.

Campus Tour hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions

11 a.m.
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Tours led by student tour guides. Leave from the Admission Office (2305 West End Avenue). First come, first served. Families are invited to attend the Admissions campus tour. If you would like to participate in an admissions information session for prospective students, held prior to the tour at 10 a.m., reservations can be made here. (Tour length: 90 minutes)

Band Parent Weekend

Band parents who wish to participate in both programs must register through the Band Office by contacting Cindi Gallagher at 615.343.BAND.

Army/Navy ROTC Tailgate

12:30 p.m.
1114 19th Avenue South

The Vanderbilt Army and Navy ROTC units would like to cordially invite family, friends and guests to a pre-game tailgate party hosted jointly by both units! Come join us in the courtyard of the ROTC unit for some delicious “chow,” meet the staff and students and take a tour of the unit!

‘Dore Alley

12:30 p.m.
Natchez Trace and Children’s Way

The Vanderbilt Commodore football team participates in the Dore Alley Walk through Vandyville prior to the football game. The walk will begin at 9:35 a.m. at the intersection of Children’s Way and Natchez Trace, and continues down Natchez to the John Rich Practice Facility. The tradition takes place before every home game.

Healthy Tailgate with the Office of Wellness Programs & Alcohol Education

1 p.m.
Student Life Center Plaza

This tailgate will feature delicious smoothies, music, games, and more for students, parents and families to enjoy.

Hillel Tailgate

1 p.m.
Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life

Office of Religious Life Reception

1 p.m.
401 24th Avenue, South (directly behind Branscomb Quad)
To find out more, contact Mark Forrester at m.forrester@vanderbilt.edu

starPregame Tailgate Picnic

1 p.m.
Purdy Field

Enjoy food and music, and get ready to cheer on the Commodores by getting your face painted before heading to Vanderbilt Stadium to watch the game. The Spirit of Gold Marching Band will drop by.

Star Walk

1:45 p.m.
Jess Neely Drive
Come cheer on the team as they make their way from McGugin Center into the Football Stadium.

Football Game: Vanderbilt vs. Austin Peay

3 p.m. kick-off
Vanderbilt Stadium
Tickets are $35 per person

A limited number of tickets will be sold as part of the Family Weekend registration process on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be in your Family Weekend registration packet. NOTE: All Vanderbilt students have free seats in the Vanderbilt student section. If you would like your student(s) to sit with you elsewhere in the stadium, you must purchase additional ticket(s).

If you do not plan on registering for Family Weekend and would like to purchase tickets for the game, call the Vanderbilt ticket office at 877.448.2639 or visit www.vucommodores.com after August 1. Ticket availability may be limited.


Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery Exhibit

1 – 5 p.m.
Cohen Memorial Hall (1220 21st Ave. S.)
- Forging Identity—Imagining the Enemy: American Propaganda and the Great War

For more information, visit  Click here to learn more.