Connect to Vanderbilt; Transfer Student Orientation

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Transfer Orientation Schedule

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We Require Your Attendance at All Programs


  • Move in for Transfer Students - 
    Please check-in at the Student Life Center Ballroom turnaround to receive your Commodore Card, Room key and Transfer Orientation Packet.
  • Welcome and Family Barbecue!
    Student Life Center Ballroom
    We kickoff Transfer Orientation celebrating your first day as a Commodore!


  • Campus Tours 
  • Meet for Founder’s Walk 
    Library Lawn
  • Founder’s Walk 
    Alumni Lawn
  • Transfer Orientation Social  


Arts and Science Transfer Students

  • Arts and Science Welcome - 
    Langford Auditorium
  • Upper-class Student Panel - "If I Knew Then What I Know Now" am
    Langford Auditorium

Blair Transfer Students

  • Dean’s Welcome m
    Turner Recital Hall

Engineering Transfer Students

  • Engineering Dean’s Convocation
    Student Life Center Ballroom

Peabody Transfer Students

  • Peabody Welcome with Dean 
    Wyatt Center Rotunda


All Transfer Students

  • Honor Code Signing
    Sarratt Cinema
  • Lunch with Transfer Student Leaders and Navigating the Vanderbilt Meal Plan 
    Sarratt Cinema
    Sarratt Cinema
  • Student Health & Psychological Counseling Center Orientation -
    Sarratt Cinema
  • Snack Break 
    Sarratt Cinema
  • Departmental Fair 
    Global Education Office, Greek Life, Office of Active Citizenship and Service, Student Health Center, Student Leadership Development, Psychological and Counseling Center, LGBTQI Life, Vanderbilt Dining, Women’s Center, Bishop Joseph Johnson Cultural Center, Arts & Campus Events, Office of the University Chaplain & Religious Life, Student Organizations and Governance, Office of Intercultural Affairs, The Writing Studio, Vanderbilt Athletics, Project Safe Center, Center for Student Professional Development
  • The Real World: Life at Vanderbilt 
    Groups 1 – 5: Sarratt Cinema
    Groups 6 – 10: Alumni Hall Rm. 201
    Groups 11 – 15: Alumni Hall Rm. 202


  • Vanderbilt Student Conduct and Student Expectations 
    Sarratt Cinema
  • School Based Academic Advising 
    Arts & Science: Sarratt Cinema
    Blair: Blair Dean’s Office
    Engineering: Sarratt 325/327
    Peabody: Sarratt 331


  • Student Org Fair
    The Commons
  • Dinner with the Transfer Student Leaders 
    Langford Auditorium
  • VPB Palooza 
    Student Life Center Ballroom

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