Skip to main content

In Focus Sessions

Launched in late 2021, the In Focus Sessions started as monthly sessions for staff to learn more about featured topics, goals and achievements, new services being offered, key changes or projects that are underway in the Division of Administration. 

After collecting feedback, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration launched sessions for the 2022-23 year that will include topics and areas both within and outside our division. We are embracing the opportunity to gather in person and will prioritize hosting behind the scenes tours and incorporate virtual sessions when appropriate. 

Please register below for the In Focus Sessions you plan to attend. When you register for a session, you will receive details including the meeting location or webinar link. We will use the registration process to estimate the size of in-person tours and will follow up if we need to make any adjustments. 

We will announce upcoming sessions as they are finalized through divisional newsletters, area leaders and on the website. 


  • April: Vanderbilt Brain Institute:
  • March: Athletics Tour 
    • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 23 from 12:30 – 2pm
    • Location: McGugin Center 
  • February: Co-Generation Plant and Tunnel Tour
    • Date/Time: Thursday, Feb. 23 from 11am – 1pm
    • Location: Sarratt 189
    • A boxed lunch will be provided for attendees.
  • January: HR at VU and Exploring your Development
    • Date/Time: Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 12 – 1:30pm 
    • Location: Baker Building 10th Floor Training Room
    • A boxed lunch will be provided for attendees.



  • November: Distinctive Collections in the Libraries Tour
    • Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022
    • Time: 1 – 2:30 p.m. Flex meal credit included.
  • October: Public Safety Operations Tour (Boxed lunch included)
    • Date: Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
  • September: Campus tour including free lunch at Rothschild College dining hall
    • Date: Sept. 21 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. Lunch at 11:30 a.m. 
  • July: FutureVU (Presented by Vice Chancellor Eric Kopstain) 
  • June: Athletic Concessions & West End Tower: New Operations in Auxiliary Services
    • Date: Jun. 15
  • April: Arboretum Tour
    • Date: Apr. 20
  • March: The Office of Emergency Management: Preparing for, responding to, and recovering from campus emergencies
  • February: Transportation 101: The Transit Crisis and MoveVU
  • January: Health, Wellness and an update on COVID-19


  • December: Equal Access: Who we are, where we are, and why we're here

Please contact with any questions or suggestions for topics.