SafeVU is a free app that connects directly with Vanderbilt's Police Department. To download, go to police.vanderbilt.edu/services/safevu.
Operation ID: Bicycle and Laptop Registration
Operation ID increases the possibility of returning a stolen object. To register your items, go to police.vanderbilt.edu/students/register-your-possessions/.
AlertVU is Vanderbilt's emergency mass notification system. As a student, you are automatically enrolled to receive email notifications. To receive notifications to your phone or sign up a parent to receive AlertVU, go to vanderbilt.edu/alertvu.
Getting ready for college is both exciting and stressful, for students and parents. Lots of planning, decisions, and deadlines are aheadâwhether for housing applications, academic schedules, student health forms, tuition payments, insurance coverage, or even desk lamps. This guide is designed to outline the steps you need to take between now and August to make this transition to campus as smooth as possible.
At the outset, we encourage you as a family to have an open conversation about shifting responsibilities and lines of communication. As students go off to college, they are expected to manage their academic responsibilities, social obligations, and medical needs. In fact, university and federal policies prohibit sharing certain types of information even with family members. These include first and foremost the e-password that allows access to many university records, including all academic, financial, and medical information as well as the Vanderbilt email address.
FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) protects studentsâ privacy and grants them exclusive rights to view and share personal education records such as grades, transcripts, disciplinary records, contact information, and class schedules. Under the law, colleges and universities may not disclose education records to anyone other than the student. For parents or guardians, FERPAâs legal mandates can be frustrating, but, as College Parents of America suggests, âRather than seeing this legislation as a barrier to good college parenting, parents might see this as an important opportunity for meaningful dialogue with a student.â
Students and parents should review the websites for the Student Health Center and the Psychological and Counseling Center to prepare for transition of health care needs,both medical and psychiatric, from the home physician or counselor to university resources. Similarly, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) protects all private health information and requires that no third person can access an individualâs health record or health care provider without the patientâs explicit and written permission. In the case of students, this includes parents, guardians, family physicians from home, deans, and others. (For more information on HIPAA, see Private Health Information and HIPAA.)
There are several steps families can take to remain well informed. Students should start checking their Vanderbilt email regularly during the summer. Important information, including access to tuition bills, is sent to that student address. Students can give a parent or guardian permanent guest access to their Student Account and Commodore Card (University ID which also functions as a debit card). The steps to do so are simple and do not require sharing the e-password. See more information about access to Student Accounts and the Commodore Card.
Regular conversation between students and parents about their adjustment to new academic and social lives allows families to offer support when students make mistakes, share in the joy of the discoveries they make, and relieve the stress that inevitably surfaces along the way. Supporting students as they learn to take personal responsibility for official documents and financial obligations will help them become independent adults. Encourage them to be aware of their rights and responsibilities, to take ownership of their education, and to recognize that mistakes are a big part of learning.
And now let’s take the first step…
The Commons website is the news, events, and information hub for all first-year students. Here you will find information about Commons programs, the houses, and their faculty heads. You will also find profiles of your faculty and student VUceptors.
Bookmark vu.edu/classof2020 and visit often for updates you may need to prepare for your arrival. This website also features a mobile-friendly online version of The Road to Vanderbilt. You will find the same information as in the printed edition as well as the most recent updates and live links that take you directly to the relevant websites.
Follow The Ingram Commons on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Youâll receive frequent updates about what is happening on The Ingram Commons to prepare for your arrival, and youâll become part of the digital community that connects us all. Be on the lookout for #vu2020 and be sure to join the official Class of 2020 Facebook group!
To hear from current VUceptors about the transition to Vanderbilt and your first semester on The Ingram Commons, check out the VUceptor blog.
Once your matriculation fees have been processed by Vanderbilt, you will receive an email with instructions to set up your VUnetID and e-password. Write down your VUnetID somewhere handy. You will need it frequently throughout your college career, including this summer. Do not share your e-password with anyone.
Your VUnetID will give you access to these important services:
The Commodore ID is your identification number used by Student Accounts and other offices. It is also displayed in your YES account. You will need your Commodore ID more rarely than your VUnetID.
Your VUnetID can only be activated after your matriculation deposit has been received AND processed by Vanderbilt.
The universityâs Acceptable Use Policy addresses a number of issues that pertain to your use of university computing resources, including data networks and online applications. Read the policy in its entirety and become familiar with its contents. The following four items deserve special attention:
When you activate your VUnetID, a VU Gmail â@vanderbilt.eduâ email address will be automatically created for you. VU Gmail includes Google apps allowing you to create, edit, and share your work online from any device.
The Student Health Center maintains a website that carefully outlines the immunizations that you will need to receive before arriving on campus. Tennessee state law and Vanderbilt University regulations dictate that all students comply with the immunization requirements as outlined on the four-page immunization compliance and health form, which must be returned to Student Health by May 15 for fall admission. A hold is automatically placed on a studentâs registration until documented compliance with mandated immunization requirements is received.
For more information about Vanderbilt University's health services, HIPAA, and your private health information, see Student Health and Wellness.
The following are required of all students and are due to the Student Health Center by the deadline above. They are also fully detailed on the Immunization Compliance and Health Questionnaire form:
A pre-college physical exam is strongly recommended, but it is not required.
If you have ongoing health problems or chronic health conditions, you should contact the Student Health Center or the Psychological and Counseling Center prior to your arrival on campus to assure the continuity of your care. Call the SHC at (615) 322-2427 to schedule an appointment with a physician. Appointments are available Monday through Friday and on Saturday mornings, including Move-In Day. To contact the PCC, call (615) 322-2571.
Information regarding the vaccine waiver procedures and links to immunization information can be found at http://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/student-health/immunization-requirements. All necessary forms need to be downloaded from the site, completed, and uploaded to the site to submit. Forms will not be sent to you. For more information, see the Student Health Center or the Psychological and Counseling Center.
Applying for housing is easy. The First-Year Housing Application will be available beginning April 1 and is due by June 1. After you obtain your VUnetID and password, visit the Office of Housing and Residential Education website and click on the "Apply for Housing" link.
For more about housing, see Housing and Residential Education.
All students must complete the survey, which is part of the housing application. It allows you to do a thorough self-assessment whether you plan to find a roommate yourself or the Office of Housing and Residential Education determines a roommate for you. Please keep in mind that habits change over time, and students interpret survey questions differently. Because of this, we cannot guarantee that roommates will have similar living or study habits.
First-year students will be assigned to double rooms whenever possible. We invite you to seek your own roommate through friends, acquaintances, and other opportunities to network with incoming first-year students.
Factors to consider when searching for a roommate include your sleep and study habits, how you maintain your living space (tidy or casual), the ways you socialize and recreate, and your cultural interests and preferences.â¨If you would like to have a roommate assigned, we will match you on the basis of answers to the Living and Study Habits Survey.
In order to request a specific roommate, you must provide the VUnetID of your preferred roommate (you do not need his or her password). Each student in the pair must request the other in order to be considered. If you do not make a specific roommate request, we will assign a roommate to you.
Please note that first-year students are randomly assigned to houses. Requests for assignment to specific buildings will not be considered.
First-year students seeking reasonable accommodations for the 2016/2017 academic year due to medical, psychological, or disability impairment, should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Disability Services Program prior to June 30, 2016.
The EAD/DSP website provides information for students regarding reasonable accommodations, documentation guidelines, and other information about the office. All students who request reasonable accommodation due to a medical, psychological, or disability impairment must submit full and current documentation to the DSP. If DSP determines that you are eligible for special housing, it will notify the Office of Housing Assignments, which will contact you about your assignment.
Please note that the Office of Housing Assignments will not accept directly any documentation or housing requests regarding a studentâs medical, psychological, or disability-related condition. The office will make every effort to find appropriate and reasonable assignment as recommended by the EAD/DSP. For information regarding reasonable academic accommodation, click here.
Housing assignments and Move-In instructions are mailed on or about August 1. The assignment information includes your residence hall; room number; private mail box address; the name, address, and phone number of your roommate; as well as complete move-in instructions, including assigned move-in time. To safeguard studentsâ privacy, housing assignment information is not available by phone. International students will also receive an email with this information.
First-year student Move-In is on Saturday, August 20. Because vehicular access to The Ingram Commons houses is restricted, students will move in at assigned times between 7 a.m. and noon. Complete move-in instructions and your assigned move-in time are included in your room assignment letter. International students will receive separate arrival and move-in instructions from ISSS.
(800) 288-2665 or (615) 343-2665
Web: vubookstore.com (online orders)
Pre-order course materials, school and room supplies or computer products, and they will be available for pickup on The Ingram Commons on Move-In Day. There will also be regular shuttle service from The Ingram Commons to the bookstore on Move-In Day.
Conveniently located at 2525 West End Avenue, Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt is open extended hours and regularly hosts author appearances and other special events.
Enjoy Starbucks coffees, snacks, and sandwiches in the cafÃ© while you study. The cafÃ© also hosts a variety of events ranging from poetry to comedy nights.
When your register for your classes on YES, you will be able to see a list of required texts. Whether you choose to rent your books or to purchase new, used, or digital (e-books) through the Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt bookstore, you are guaranteed to get the correct textbooks and course materials. If you drop a course, you may return your textbook for a full refund during the drop/add period at the beginning of the semester.
Micro-fridges, rugs, microwaves, bed linens, mattress pads, shelving units, towels, laundry accessories, storage bins, and dÃ©cor are also available at the bookstore.
Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt carries the largest selection of Vanderbilt University apparel. From football to basketball and everything in between, the bookstore is sure to have what every Vandy fan is looking for.
VanderBIKES offers several different bike models for rent on a semester-long or yearlong basis. Bike rentals include free maintenance and a U-lock for the duration of your rental. Order your bike before August 14 and pick it up before classes start!
Refridge-a-Dore offers a cost-effective and energy-friendly method to have a microwave, refrigerator, and freezer combination in your room. You can rent the units at a discounted rate with guaranteed delivery and pickup. Renting simplifies purchasing coordination with roommates and eliminates the need for shipment and summer storage.
All house residents have access to laundry facilities on The Ingram Commons. Washers and dryers in these laundries accept payment with the Commodore Card and coins. You may wish to opt for an on-campus laundry service with your choice of three different plans. Sign-up is available in The Commons Center on Move-In Day. â¨For more information about the service and prices, see universitylaundry.com.
While you are planning what to bring to campus, you may also consider storage options for future summers:
Limited storage space is available on campus on a first-come, first-served basis. No more than two personal itemsâwhich must be flame retardant and may not include bicycles, cardboard boxes, electronics, or furnitureâmay be stored.
The UPS Store is Vanderbiltâs preferred vendor for shipping and storage.
Visit our New Student webpage for the latest information about technology recommendations, student discounts, and what to bring to campus.
Many university services are available on the Vanderbilt University network (VUnet), and more are added every year. ResNet provides one active data port for each Commons resident and extensive wireless coverage. These continuous connections are fast, reliable, and offer access to VUnet from the comfort of your room. Each of The Ingram Commons houses features wireless access to the network. Please do not bring a wireless printer, switch, or router. Personal wireless access points are prohibited because they interfere with existing wireless service and may unnecessarily expose the campus network to security vulnerabilities.
Software vendors, such as Microsoft, offer deep discounts through the university software store. Anti-virus software is distributed free of charge.
Vanderbilt operates its own cable television system, TeleVU, which offers many popular local and cable network channels, as well as Vanderbilt student-produced programming. Each room has a TeleVU connection that you may use at no charge.
Video cables will not be provided. If you wish to connect your TV to the campus cable television network, you will need to bring your own coaxial cable, or you may purchase one at our university bookstore.
After you have applied for housing by June 1, you can begin to focus on course registration. YES (Your Enrollment Services) allows you to see the current class schedule for fall 2016 and to store your class selections in a shopping cart.
You will receive a registration packet from your school in late May or early June that will include the dates of your registration windows, information on how to match your class choices to requirements in your school, and how to contact an adviser for assistance in choosing your courses. Please read your registration packet carefully when it arrives and follow the directions and timeline provided. Your packet will either be mailed to your home address or emailed to your VU Gmail address.
Tutorials, printed instructions, and online help will be accessible from YES to assist you in using the registration system. Find them at yes.vanderbilt.edu.
The registration system reopens July 20 so you can make adjustments to your schedule, if necessary. Open enrollment ends August 31, a week after classes start. That first week of classes is commonly referred to as the add/drop period.
In mid-July, your Vanderbilt Visions group will be added to your course schedule on YES. Visions groups meet on Monday or Tuesday afternoons for one hour. For more on Visions and your faculty and student mentors (VUceptors), see Vanderbilt Visions.
Up until July 20, you might notice changes to your assignment as we balance groups and resolve conflicts with your class schedules. This is the time for you to request a group change if:
All such change requests must be made by July 19. After that date, the groups are finalized, and your VUceptors will be notified of their group members so they can contact you.
From July 20 until the end of the add/drop period on August 31, change requests will be honored for academic reasons only. If you want to change your class schedule, you may request to be switched to another Visions group, so you can enroll in the class of your choice. Requests to change group assignments may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
First-year students seeking reasonable classroom and academic accommodations for the 2016/2017 academic year due to a medical, psychological, or disability impairment should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Disability Services Program prior to June 30, 2016.
The EAD/DSP website provides information for students regarding reasonable accommodations, documentation guidelines, and other information about the office. All students who request reasonable accommodation must submit full and current documentation to the DSP.
The Commodore Card is your official Vanderbilt ID. It is used for identification, for access to residence halls, academic buildings, and sporting events, and as a debit card for meal plans and other purchases on and off campus.
(Due by June 22)
You received a request and instructions how to submit a photo to be used for the Commodore Card in your admissions packet acknowledging receipt of your matriculation fee. Commodore Cards for new students are made in advance of fall move-in. Your photograph is needed for the Commodore Card and The Newcomer, the universityâs annual publication of photos and biographical information about the new student class.
Photos must include a shoulder pose (no hats or sunglasses) on a neutral background with no other people in the photo. The online submission website will be active on May 15.
Simply click on the "Photo Submissions" link at vanderbi.lt/cardphoto.
(Due by July 15)
Commodore Cash consists of funds added to your Commodore Card to make debit purchases at dining locations, Varsity Markets, the Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt bookstore, mail services, laundry, printing and copying sites, taxis, off-campus restaurants, sporting venues, and other locations.
To ensure that funds are ready for your use when you arrive on campus, the deadline for making a Commodore Cash selection is July 15.
The amount you select will be applied to your Commodore Card for BOTH the fall and spring semesters. Funds are fully refundable if not used and will roll over at the end of every semester. These funds will be billed along with tuition, housing, meal plans, and other university charges.
You also must return the completed Undergraduate Student Account Agreement form which is available online at the Student Accounts Office website.
You can manage your card online at vanderbilt.edu/cardservices to view spending activity and account balances, report a card lost or stolen, to add funds to the card, and to set up low balance notifications or to send a PDF statement of spending to a parent.
If you elected not to add funds during the fall selection period (February 6âJuly 15), you may add funds for immediate use and have additions billed to the student account from the Commodore Card website.
If you did not make the selection to have funds pre-billed, there is a $35 deferred payment fee for each addition until September 15. To prevent this fee for the spring semester, log on to buycommodorecash.vanderbilt.edu until November 15.
To avoid a deferred payment fee, selections can be made during the following time periods:
Note: The Commodore Card accepts personal checks at any time free of charge and without fee. Checks should be made payable to Vanderbilt University with the studentâs birth date noted and mailed to:Vanderbilt University Card Services Office
You must have completed the Student Account Agreement form to be able to add funds.
Report a lost Commodore Card as soon as possible either by phone or via the website above.
Debit spending accounts and access privileges are suspended when a card is reported lost. If you find the lost card, it can be reactivated on our website. If it is not found, there is a $20 replacement card fee that is payable by cash, check or Commodore Cash.
Commodore Cash is the primary spending account used by students. It can be used to make debit spending purchases at any campus retail location that accepts the Commodore Card as a method of payment.
Meal Money is used as an enhancement to the VU Meal Plan. Meal Money is an additional debit spending account available for isolating funds for food purchases. Meal Money can be used at on-campus dining locations, vending and off campus at participating local Taste of Nashville restaurants.
For the First-Year Student Meal Plan, see First-Year Student Meal Plan.
For more information on the Commodore Card, to make a Commodore Cash selection, or to add funds to your Commodore Card, please see vanderbilt.edu/cardservices. Click on "University," then "First-Year Students" for an overview.
Office of Student Accounts â¢ (615) 322-6693 or (800) 288-1144 â¢ vanderbilt.edu/stuaccts
A financial agreement form is required to allow Commodore Cash additions to be charged to your Vanderbilt student account. This form is also required for parents and guardians who wish to discuss your financial account with the university.
You will receive an email from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with a link to vanderbilt.edu/stuaccts where you can download and complete the Student Account Agreement.
If a signed agreement is not on file by August 1, Commodore Card additions must be made by check or up to $40 in cash.â¨
Vanderbilt student account statements are sent electronically to students' VU Gmail. You are responsible for granting parents, guardians, or other payers access to e-Billing.
Once completed, the username and temporary password will be sent to your additional payer via e-mail. Simply repeat this process to add more than one additional payer to your account.
In each month that items are posted to the account, an email will be sent to your VU Gmail address and invited payersâ email addresses with the subject line âYour new Vanderbilt e-bill is now available for viewing.â
You and your other payers can view your bill and make payments simply and securely. Each time an online payment is made, a confirmation email will be sent. If you prefer to mail your payment, print your e-bill and remit the top portion with your payment.
For more information, visit vanderbilt.edu/stuaccts.
All students have access to the Student Health Center. While most office visits are free and other services at the SHC have minimal charges, all students are required to have health insurance coverage in the event that hospitalization or care outside the SHC is required.
In order to ensure that all students have adequate coverage, there is a Vanderbilt-sponsored health insurance policy available to students. The cost of the policy is automatically billed to your student account unless you submit an approved online waiver by August 1, 2016. The online waiver process requires that you submit documentation of other insurance coverage.
Upon waiver submission, you will receive a reference number that the waiver has been received. Each waiver is verified for comparable coverage outlined by Vanderbilt. You will then receive confirmation, via the email(s) you provide in the waiver, of whether it has been approved. Once it is approved, the charge for the policy will be removed from your student account.
By mid-May, the websites for the Gallagher Health Insurance plan will be live. You can visit here to learn more about the plan and the waiver process. An insurance representative can be reached at the SHC at (615) 343-4688, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT, to answer any questions.
See more information on Student Health and Wellness.
As part of your preparation for campus life, Vanderbilt University requires you to complete the AlcoholEdu, Haven, Campus Safety, Fire Safety, and Protection of Minors mandatory online modules prior to Move-In Day. You will receive email notifications with instructions and links for each of the modules in late July. Your deadline for completing all five modules is August 15. For questions regarding completing the modules, email email@example.com.
AlcoholEdu is a science-based, non-judgmental education program. Parents are also encouraged to take the AlcoholEdu for Parents course. AlcoholEdu Part 1 takes approximately two hours to complete. Part 2, which takes about 15 minutes, becomes available 45 days after Part 1 is completed. The deadline for Part 2 is Monday, October 17.
Vanderbilt is committed to protecting minors on its campus and in its programs. As part of that commitment, you are required to complete Protection of Minors 101, a 30-minute self-paced module. It outlines the requirements for those who interact with minors through volunteer, service, co-curricular or academic activities and provides information about the obligation to report instances of known or suspected abuse or neglect.
As part of Vanderbiltâs ongoing efforts to enhance awareness of the universityâs initiatives and resources to prevent power-based personal violence, you are required to complete Haven, a 45-minute interactive module. It educates you about the types of power-based personal violence, warning signs, and bystander intervention, as well as relevant laws, policies, and campus resources.
Fire prevention is everyoneâs responsibility. The 15-minute Fire Safety module connects students to procedures and resources to help prevent fires and explains how to respond appropriately in the unlikely event of a fire.
The university is committed to helping students stay safe and secure and provides this 15-minute Campus Safety module to give students options for responding to weather events, medical emergencies, and active threats.
The Office of Student Financial Aid and Undergraduate Scholarships is responsible for providing:
Information regarding these available programs and funding sources can be found online at vanderbilt.edu/financialaid.
To be considered for need-based financial assistance, you must apply each year by filing both the College Scholarship Service (CSS) Financial Aid PROFILE. To be considered for federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs, you must apply each year by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Application instructions and deadlines can be found under the âHow to Applyâ section of vanderbilt.edu/financialaid. Signed copies of parent and student federal income tax returns must also be mailed to the College Boardâs Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC).
While Vanderbiltâs costs typically increase from year to year, if your familyâs circumstances (income, assets, family size, number of family members in college, etc.) remain relatively unchanged and if you continue to make normal academic progress, you can expect to receive a comparable amount of assistance during each year of enrollment.
There is a variety of jobs available on-campus and in the surrounding Nashville area. Your pay rate is dependent upon the position obtained and the type of work performed. Students earn a paycheck each pay period for the hours worked and typically will use their earnings to help pay for miscellaneous living expenses.
Every fall, a Virtual Online Student Job Fair is held where open positions are promoted. Federal Work Study jobs, institutional (non-FWS) jobs, and off-campus/community jobs are listed at hireadore.com and at facebook.com/vustudentemployment. You must be an enrolled student to access HireADore. For more information regarding student employment, visit vanderbilt.edu/studentemployment.
ROTC scholarships ranging from $3,000 to full tuition plus a $6,000 per year Vanderbilt supplement, are available to eligible students. For more information regarding these scholarships, please call the following numbers:
Vanderbilt encourages students to apply for outside scholarships, and the Office of Student Financial Aid and Undergraduate Scholarships will add these funds to the financial aid package. If you are a scholarship recipient, you are responsible for notifying our office as soon as possible of the name and amount of the outside scholarships. These will normally be part of the anticipated aid displayed on the first invoice of each semester.
Please note that you are responsible for the delivery of funds to the Office of Student Financial Aid for proper credit to your student account. If the funds do not arrive during the first weeks of scheduled classes, a late payment fee may be incurred. We therefore encourage families to initially âcoverâ the scholarship amount in order to prevent such late fees. Once the scholarship funds arrive and are posted to your student account, which usually creates a credit balance, a refund of that credit balance may be requested from the Office of Student Accounts.
Students who receive aid and plan to study abroad through an approved Vanderbilt program may use their financial aid for such programs offered during the academic year (fall and/or spring semester). Students wishing to attend a study abroad program during the summer months and needing financial assistance will have to consider federal loans, parent loans, or alternative loans. In addition, limited funds are available through the Vanderbilt Summer Global Fellows Program.
Please contact International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) for information on financial aid.
International Student and Scholar Services is the office that handles visa information and other services that pertain only to international students. While most information in The Road to Vanderbilt applies to international students as well, move-in for international students is coordinated through ISSS and differs from the move-in instructions that domestic students receive.
As an international student, you will check in through the ISSS office, which will inform you of the times, procedures, services, and special events for international students. Please make sure you are aware of their check-in times and inform the office of your arrival plans.
To ensure that packages are available for pickup on The Ingram Commons on Saturday, August 20, the following guidelines must be followed:
Package pickup for first-year students on The Ingram Commons will be available at the Bookstore/Mail Services Tent on Saturday, August 20, 8:00 a.m.â4:00 p.m.
You will need your Vanderbilt ID (Commodore Card) or photo ID to pick up packages. Make sure to also bring information on the number of packages and any tracking numbers.
Hand trucks will be available to help transport packages to residence halls on this day on a first-come basis, and a valid ID must be left to ensure the return of all hand trucks.
Any packages remaining after 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, will be transferred to the Post Office located inside Rand Hall. Packages that have not been picked up within 10 days of the date of arrival will be returned to the sender without further notice.
For general information about mail and special deliveries, see Mail Services on Campus.
You will receive your four-digit Private Mail Box (PMB) number in early August (with the mailing of your housing assignment). Please address mail and packages to your PMB address, using the format shown below. Mail and packages should never be addressed to residence halls.
(#### = four-digit PMB number)Student Name
SunTrust ATM machines are conveniently located around campus, including at The Commons Center and Sarratt Student Center. Representatives of several major banks will be available on Move-In Day for to help students open accounts.
Banks within walking distance of The Ingram Commons include:
For easy booking, special rates, and additional hotels see campustravel.com/vanderbiltvisitors.
This weeklong orientation to The Ingram Commons and Vanderbilt begins with Move-In Day on Saturday, August 20. During CommonVU, you begin to experience the university by building new communitiesâon your floor and in your house, across The Ingram Commons and the university campus, and in classes.
You will engage in activities with other first-year students, peer mentors, Vanderbilt upperclass students, faculty heads of house, academic advisers, and other Vanderbilt professors. You will begin to discover the personal, academic, intellectual, and social opportunities of life at Vanderbilt and make your first friends.