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Graduate School Students

Welcome to Vanderbilt. This website was developed to help you make a smooth transition to Vanderbilt and Nashville.

Important Information

  • New Student Information Sheet (Fall 2013)
  • New students in the Graduate School should have a final official transcript (showing the degree received and the date they received it) mailed directly to the Graduate School.  We need one transcript for each institution listed in the application where a degree was earned.

    The GraduateSchool
    ATTN: Final Transcript
    411 Kirkland Hall
    Nashville, TN  37240
    United States of America 

  • Orientation for new Graduate School students is scheduled for Monday, August 19, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Student Life Center, Main Ballroom. Please check this web page again to confirm the date and time of the event.
  • Professional Schools: students in the professional schools may visit the sites of their respective schools (see Academic Links).

Getting Oriented


  • Vanderbilt does not provide on-campus housing for graduate or professional students. The Off-Campus Referral Service, maintained by the Office of Housing and Residential Education, is a web-based service that brings local landlords and property managers together with Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff. Students can search for accommodations by a variety of criteria including cost, size, distance from campus, and type of accommodation. The service is free.

For New Nashville Residents

For New Students at Vanderbilt

  • The Office of the Dean of Students. The umbrella for student activities, organizations, and services. Contains links to Sarratt Student Center, Student Health Center and much more.
Vanderbilt Computing Services
  • Student Health Center. The Center provides primary care services for all registered Vanderbilt Students regardless of their insurance coverage. Referrals for students are made through the Center for specialty care and consultation (insurance required). A referral does not guarantee coverage/payment by your insurance provider. Family members, spouses and dependents are not seen at the Student Health Center. Community providers including those at the Vanderbilt Medical Center are available for family care. A University sponsored insurance policy can be purchased to provide coverage for students, their spouses and/or their dependents.