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Commodore Launches, previously known as Summer Send-Off parties, are a decades-long tradition focused on welcoming incoming students and parents to the Vanderbilt community. Join fellow students, parents and alumni as we welcome our newest Commodores and launch their Vanderbilt experience!

Watch this video where Vanderbilt University student, Lauren Parker, class of 2023, welcomes you to Vanderbilt!

Parties will be held throughout the summer across the country. 

Additional parties may be added throughout the summer, so be sure to check back frequently.

Northeast Parties

Washington, D.C.
July 30, 4–6 p.m. ET, RSVP

Boston, MA
August 10, 6–8 p.m. ET, RSVP

Baltimore, MD
July 21, 5:30–7:30 p.m. ET, RSVP
Princeton, NJ
August 4, 6:30–8:30 p.m. ET, RSVP

New York, NY
August 7, 3–5 p.m. ET, RSVP
Scarsdale, NY
July 26, 6–8 p.m. ET, RSVP

Philadelphia, PA
August 11, 6:30–8:30 p.m. ET, RSVP

Southeast Parties

Birmingham, AL
August 14, 5–7 p.m. CT, RSVP

Mobile, AL
August 11, 6–8 p.m. CT, RSVP

Jacksonville, FL
August 7, 4–6 p.m. ET, RSVP

Miami, FL
July 19, 6:30–8:30 p.m. ET, RSVP

Orlando, FL
July 26, 6–8 p.m. ET, RSVP

Palm Beach, FL
July 18, 7–9 p.m. ET, RSVP

Tallahassee, FL
August 9, 6–8 p.m. ET, RSVP
Tampa, FL
August 6, 4–6 p.m. ET, RSVP

Atlanta, GA
July 14, 6–8 p.m. ET, RSVP

Louisville, KY
August 14, 3–5 p.m. ET, RSVP

New Orleans, LA
July 18, 6–8 p.m. CT, RSVP

Jackson, MS
August 4, 5:30–7:30 p.m. CT, RSVP

Charlotte, NC
July 28, 6–8 p.m. ET, RSVP
North Carolina Triangle
August 4, 6–8 p.m. ET, RSVP

Charleston, SC
July 21, 5:30–7:30 p.m. ET, RSVP

Knoxville, TN
August 12, 6–8 p.m. ET, RSVP

Memphis, TN
August 7, 2–4 p.m. CT, RSVP

Nashville, TN
August 14, 5–7 p.m. CT, RSVP

Richmond, VA
July 21, 6–8 p.m. ET, RSVP

Midwest Parties

Little Rock, AR
July 24, 4–6 p.m. CT, RSVP

Chicago, IL
July 18, 6–8 p.m. CT, RSVP

Indianapolis, IN
July 30, 1–3 p.m. ET, RSVP

Detroit, MI
July 13, 6–8 p.m. ET, RSVP
Twin Cities, MN
August 9, 6:30–8:30 p.m. CT, RSVP

Kansas City, MO
August 4, 6–8 p.m. CT, RSVP

St. Louis, MO
August 10, 5:30–7:30 p.m. CT, RSVP

Cincinnati, OH
July 31, 3–5 p.m. ET, RSVP
Cleveland, OH
August 7, 3–5 p.m. ET, RSVP

Columbus, OH
August 11, 6–8 p.m. ET, RSVP

Tulsa, OK
July 24, 3–5 p.m. CT, RSVP

Milwaukee, WI
July 19, 6–8 p.m. CT, RSVP

Southwest Parties

Phoenix, AZ
June 28, 5:30–7 p.m. MT, RSVP

Las Vegas, NV
July 12, 5:30–7:30 p.m. PT, RSVP
Austin, TX
August 5, 6:30–8:30 p.m. CT, RSVP

Dallas, TX
July 21, 5:30–7:30 p.m. CT, RSVP
Houston, TX
August 3, 5:30–7:30 p.m. CT, RSVP

San Antonio, TX
August 10, 6–8 p.m. CT, RSVP

West Parties

Los Angeles, CA
August 6, Noon–2 p.m. PT, RSVP
San Diego, CA
August 7, 2–4 p.m. PT, RSVP
San Francisco, CA
July 26, 6–8 p.m. PT, RSVP

Denver, CO
July 31, 2–4 p.m. MT, RSVP
Seattle, WA
July 27, 6–8 p.m. PT, RSVP

International Parties

China (Virtual Event)
July 2, 8 p.m. CST
Tokyo, Japan
June 24, 7– 8:30 p.m. JST, RSVP

Seoul, South Korea

Questions? Contact the Vanderbilt Alumni Association.