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National Commodore Club

Priority System

The NCC utilizes a priority system to provide a fair process to allocate ticketing and parking requests from more than 6,000 members. This system rewards active NCC members for their gifts as well as consecutive years of membership.

Grouping Criteria Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6
NCC priority ranking
1–100 101–250 251–350 351–1,000 1,001–2,000 2,001+
NCC gift* $10,000+ $6,000–
*Your NCC gift is calculated by combining all gifts to Vanderbilt Athletics each year. The yearly total includes your annual, restricted, capital and endowment gifts.

Priority Grouping

NCC members are placed in groups to help efficiently and transparently allocate tickets and parking permits. Your NCC group placement is determined by meeting at least one of the criteria listed below a specific group in the chart above.

NCC priority ranking
Your priority ranking is based on your priority point total. Please see how points are awarded below.

Priority Points

NCC members will earn priority points in 2015–16 based on the following criteria:

1 point awarded for each $100 donated to the NCC each year (to any area of athletics)
1 point awarded for each year of consecutive NCC membership since 2008
1 point awarded for each season ticket (16 points maximum each year)
25 points awarded for Vanderbilt alumnus/alumna (one-time award per account)
50 points awarded for former Vanderbilt student-athlete (one-time award per account)

Priority Calculation Dates

NCC priority rankings will be calculated on the following dates to ensure your priority ranking is up-to-date for priority seating, priority parking and postseason tickets.

March 1: Football priority seating, NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments
May 1: NCAA baseball regionals
June 1: Men’s basketball priority seating and parking, football priority parking
October 1: SEC men’s and women’s basketball tournaments
December 1: Football bowl game

Why are these dates important? When priority was calculated for the 2014 NCAA Baseball Regionals at Hawkins Field, NCC members in groups 1–5 were able to score tickets in the infield based on our demand. When priority was calculated for the 2014–15 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament in Nashville, NCC members in groups 1–3 were able to secure tickets at Bridgestone Arena based on our demand.

Questions about your NCC group or priority ranking? Email us or call (615) 322-4114.



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  • "I chose Vanderbilt because it represents the best of both worlds with educational opportunities and a chance to compete against the top athletes in the nation. Those who support the National Commodore Club do more than just help us athletically—they allow us to develop as people and achieve our aspirations and future goals. Thanks for all you do!”
    —Simone Charley,
    Soccer and Track
    Hoover, AL
    All-American First Team
    (Indoor Track & Field, 2015)
    All-SEC First Team
    (Soccer, 2014)
    SEC First-Year Academic
    Honor Roll (2014)

  • “I'm thankful for the opportunity to attend an amazing school and stay so close to home. Vanderbilt has become a second home. I truly love and care about this place, and the support from National Commodore Club members helps to make it great. From the classroom to the field in Omaha, their support is essential to our success. It allows us to be champions!” —Bryan Reynolds,
    Brentwood, TN
    All-American Freshman
    First Team (2014)
    All-SEC Freshman Team (2014)

  • "Vanderbilt has been a truly special place for me. I am grateful to be a Commodore and wear black and gold on game days. My experiences at Vanderbilt are made possible through the generosity of others. I want to thank you for being a part of our game plan for success. Your support gives me and my teammates the opportunity to develop into the total Vanderbilt Man, and those lessons will last a lifetime." —Ralph Webb,
    Gainesville, FL

  • "I am so thrilled I chose the come to Vanderbilt because I have grown as a person, student and player—and I have learned so much about myself during the past two years. The support of National Commodore Club members provides me the opportunity to recieve the education of a lifetime and compete in the sport that I have always loved. Thanks for all you do. Your impact is more than you know!" —Rebekah Dahlman,
    Women's basketball
    Braham, MN

  • "I'm proud to be a part of Commodore Nation. We all come from different places and backgrounds to be a part of a top-notch environment for academics and athletics. It's an honor to know we are supported by National Commodore Club members across the country. It all starts with them. They help make this experience great. They are part of our successes. Thank you!”—Luke Kornet,
    Men's Basketball
    Lantana, TX
    SEC First-Year Academic
    Honor Roll (2014)