About the Alumni Association

You may not have realized it then, but on the day you were accepted to Vanderbilt you began a lifelong relationship with the university. Vanderbilt was committed to your success as a student then. It is equally committed-through the work of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association-to your continued success today. Our staff is always available to assist you, take comments and answer questions. 

  • VUconnect

    Connect to your online community of fellow alumni & students and update your personal information here.

  • Alumni Association Board

    Interested in joining the board? Nominate someone & see the current board of directors.

  • Alumni Awards

    Nominate someone and see past award recipients.


We are pleased to offer all alumni of the university access to a variety of benefits and discounts. Our benefits include ways to help you get fit and opportunities to continue your education after graduation. The Alumni Discount Program, offered through Abenity, provides alumni with an elite collection of local and national discounts from thousands of hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, retailers, florists, car dealers, theme parks, national attractions, concerts, and events.

  • Vanderbilt Offerings

    Alumni Career Resources

    The Vanderbilt Alumni Association is proud to now offer career resources to alumni! Our new and expanded services include webinars and career development workshops (Commodore Career Intensive); networking opportunities through Chapter events and VUconnect's online community; and exclusive Vanderbilt career coaching to help you along your path.

    Lifelong Learning

    The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Vanderbilt University is an inclusive group that strives to organize and present to the greater Nashville community stimulating intellectual and cultural noncredit courses, programs, and trips for adults over 50 of all educational backgrounds. Interesting topics are explored with thought-provoking and engaging instructors, who are primarily active or retired Vanderbilt faculty, as well as other community experts. In a relaxed atmosphere, with no homework, tests, or grades, you have the opportunity to ask questions, contribute ideas, and interact with people who share similar interests. Please call our office at 615-343-0700, or email us at oshervu@vanderbilt.edu with questions, or to join the mailing!


    Since August 1, 2003 the University Registrar's Office has been pleased to offer copies of transcripts without charge. Alumni will continue to pay for special handling and delivery charges such as FedEx, UPS, and Priority Mail. Detailed information on ordering transcripts can be obtained online, or by calling the University Registrar's Office at (615) 322-7701.

    University Libraries

    Alumni are welcome to visit the University libraries and take advantage of their resources. Learn more by visiting the library online or call (615) 322-2800 to see what online services and databases are available to alumni.

    The Medical Alumni Digital Library was developed for Vanderbilt's Medical Alumni.
    Alumni may contact the Medical Alumni Affairs Office to request the login & password at (615) 343-6337.

  • Local & National Discounts

    The Vanderbilt Alumni Association provides access to an elite collection of local and national discounts from thousands of hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, retailers, florists, car dealers, theme parks, national attractions, concerts, and events through Abenity. Register today and enjoy full access to the discounts available to you as a benefit. Remember to login often as new discounts are added and updated regularly.


    How to Become an Abenity Vendor

    Interested in sharing discounts with our alumni? Watch this helpful video from our partners at Abenity on how you can become a vendor through their system.

  • Hotel Discounts


    Graduate Nashville Hotel

    From the Graduate Team,

    Relive your college glory days at Graduate Nashville! This funky, floral hotel pays tribute to Vanderbilt University through decor, art, and shared love of Music City. Located in the heart of midtown it has a stunning view of Vanderbilt at the rooftop bar. Click here to get 15% off your stay today!  For additional information or assistance with your reservation, please call (615) 551-2700.

    Homewood Suites Nashville

    From their team,

    You will receive 15% off the regular hotel rates and a free night after staying only 10 nights. Free membership and no obligation. To register please go to www.alumniclubatvanderbilt.com and fill out the short form. You will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to receive your special discount. You must use these instructions when booking in order to get the discount. For more information call (615) 574-7934 or sbridges@vistahost.net.

    Offer applies to the following hotel:

    Homewood Suites Nashville Vanderbilt
    2400 West End Ave

    Kimpton Aertson Hotel

    2021 Broadway

    From the Aertson Team,

    You will receive 15% off your stay with the Vanderbilt University Alumni Rate at the Kimpton Aertson Hotel. Make your reservation directily using the Vanderbilt University alumni reservation link. You can also email businesstravel@aertsonhotel.com or call (615) 340-6376 to book your room with this special rate.

    Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

    From the Loews Team,

    Loews Vanderbilt Hotel is a long-time resident here in Music City and we’re thrilled you came to town to experience Vanderbilt University. Receive 20% off our lowest rates, complimentary premium wi-fi, and a $40 F&B credit per stay when you book online or via phone using promo code GODORES.

    Vanderbilt University Offer | Loews Vanderbilt Hotel 

    The Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites Nashville Near Vanderbilt, the Home2 Suites by Hilton Nashville Downtown Convention Center, and the Tru by Hilton Nashville Downtown Convention Center hotels

    From their teams,

    You will receive 15% off the regular hotel rates, complimentary buffet breakfast, and complimentary parking. Utilize the below direct booking links to reserve your rooms or call the hotels direct and ask for the Vanderbilt Alumni Rate.

    We look forward to welcoming you back to Nashville.

    Fairfield Vanderbilt 109 29th Ave N (629) 216-2331
    Book your corporate rate for Vanderbilt Alumni

    Home2 Downtown 500 5th Ave S (629) 255-0300
    Book your corporate rate for Vanderbilt Alumni

    Tru Downtown 500 5th Ave S (629) 255-0303
    Book your corporate rate for Vanderbilt Alumni

    Outside of Nashville

    The Vanderbilt Alumni Association provides access to an elite collection of local and national discounts from thousands of hotels through Abenity. Register today and enjoy full access to the discounts available to you as a benefit. Remember to login often as new discounts are added and updated regularly.


  • Clubs & Associations

    Penn Club of New York

    Interested in expanding your network of influential people and advancing your career or business? Connect with real movers and shakers by becoming a member of the Penn Club! The private club offers Vanderbilt University alumni and Penn alumni continued connection to fellow alumni and the vast Ivy League network, especially in the New York Metro area.

    The Penn Club of New York is located at 30 West 44th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues in midtown Manhattan. Club membership is open to all Vanderbilt alumni nationwide. The Penn Club offers its members exclusive access to a wide range of elegant facilities and outstanding services to enhance their life while in New York - from entertaining clients with gourmet dining to relaxing at the spa. The Club features five floors of overnight guest rooms, two restaurants and bars, a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, access to over 150 reciprocal clubs throughout the world, and more. 

    To receive a membership package with an application and current dues rates, email membership@pennclub.org stating that you are a Vanderbilt University alumnus or alumna, or call (212) 403-6627. To learn more about what the Penn Club has to offer and check out their virtual tour, visit http://www.pennclub.org/.

    Legends Club of Tennessee

    Vanderbilt alumni will receive 20% off of the current initiation fee with confirmation of graduating status. Contact The Vanderbilt Legends Club at (615) 791-8100 ext. 254 for more information on pricing.

  • Saving for College

    Independent 529 Plan

    The Independent 529 Plan allows you to lock in tuition costs at less than today's price, providing the security of a guarantee against tuition inflation, freedom from market risk, and the flexibility of a national program. Because the colleges invest the funds you pay, they are able to offer a discount on today's prices. It's open to the general public. For questions about Independent 529 Plan, policies and service, call (888) 718-7878.

News + Magazines

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Updating Contact Information

    Alumni may update their contact information at www.vuconnect.com

    Alternatively, alumni may email us, alumni@vanderbilt.edu, with updated contact information. Please include your class year and school when emailing.

    By updating your contact information, you will ensure that you receive the latest in Vanderbilt news, and information about upcoming events in your area.

  • Transcripts

    Transcripts are provided free of charge for alumni. We recommend that you begin with the University Registrar's website which can be accessed here. This site provides an overview of the steps need to obtain your transcript. Alternatively, you may contact them by phone (615) 322-7701 or by email, registrar@vanderbilt.edu.

  • CoRPs, Our Alumni Interviewing Program

    Questions may be directed to corps@vanderbilt.edu

  • Career and Job Resources for Alumni

    Visit our Alumni Career section to learn more about the career and job resources available to alumni.

  • Discounts and Benefits for Alumni

    Alumni benefits and discounts can be found on this page. Through Abenity you can sign up to receive monthly discounts.

    Questions? Email Caroline Johnston, caroline.johnston@vanderbilt.edu.

  • Make a Gift to Vanderbilt University

    Thank you for your interest in giving to Vanderbilt. You may give online to Vanderbilt University here or by calling toll free, 1-866-882-3863.

  • Verifying That Someone Went to Vanderbilt University

    The University Registrar is the only entity that can verify that someone went to Vanderbilt. Please contact them by phone (615) 322-7701 or by email, registrar@vanderbilt.edu

  • Reunion Weekend / Homecoming

    Held annually, Reunion and Homecoming weekend is a great time to come back to campus. Meet up with your old classmates, cheer on the 'Dores, and revisit all your favorite Nashville spots. Learn more about Reunion Weekend/ Homecoming here.

  • Connecting to the Vanderbilt Chapter In Your Area

    Vanderbilt Chapters are the foundation of the Alumni Association. They provide a great way to connect alumni, parents, students and friends worldwide in the name of Vanderbilt.

    By keeping your contact information updated with the Alumni Association, that ensures you receive email invitations to events in your area.

    Interested in connecting with a Vanderbilt Chapter in your area, you can learn more here.

  • Vanderbilt Email Addresses

    Questions pertaining to Vanderbilt email addresses can be answered by VUIT.

    Undergraduate Alumni

    Graduates since 2009, you have access to your Vanderbilt Gmail account indefinitely. 
    Graduates earlier than 2009, you no longer have access to your Vanderbilt email. At this time, there are no plans to re-instate email addresses.

    Graduate School Alumni

    Graduates, no matter the year, have access to their Vanderbilt email for four months after graduation.

  • Travel Program

    The Alumni Association offers a robust travel program, which is available to all alumni, parents and friends of the university. More information can be found online on our Travel page.

  • Class Notes

    Let us know what is happening in your career and life. Use our online class note form to submit your news items, personal milestones or career achievements. Your news items may be featured online and in upcoming issues of Vanderbilt Magazine.

  • What Is Your Privacy and Refund Policy?

    Learn more about our privacy and refund policy here.

  • My Question Is Not Listed

    We're sorry about that! Send us an email alumni@vanderbilt.edu and we will be happy to assist you.