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Previously known as Summer Send-off, the Commodore Launch event is a fresh take on a decades-long tradition of 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!

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 25, 3–5 p.m. ET, RSVP

Boston, MA
August 15, 4–6 p.m. ET, RSVP
Baltimore, MD
July 25 , 3–5 p.m. ET, RSVP

New York, NY
August 8, 3–5 p.m. ET, RSVP
Scarsdale, NY
July 29, 5–7 p.m. ET, RSVP

Philadelphia, PA
August 5, 6:30–8:30 p.m. ET, RSVP

Southeast Parties

Birmingham, AL
August 15, 3–5 p.m. CT, RSVP

Huntsville, AL
July 29, 6–8 p.m. CT, RSVP

Jacksonville, FL
August 8, 4–6 p.m. ET, RSVP

Miami, FL
July 21, 6:30–8:30 p.m. ET, RSVP

Orlando, FL
July 27, 6–8 p.m. ET, RSVP

Palm Beach, FL
July 20, 7–9 p.m. ET, RSVP
Tampa, FL
August 1, 3–5 p.m. ET, RSVP

Atlanta, GA
July 28, 6–8 p.m. ET, RSVP

Louisville, KY
August 15, 2–4 p.m. ET, RSVP

New Orleans, LA
July 28, 6–8 p.m. CT, RSVP

Charlotte, NC
August 17, 6–8 p.m. ET, RSVP

North Carolina Triangle
August 8, 2–4 p.m. ET, RSVP
Charleston, SC
August 12, 6–8 p.m. ET, RSVP

Knoxville, TN
August 3, 6–8 p.m. ET, RSVP

Nashville, TN
August 1, 3–5 p.m. CT, RSVP

Richmond, VA
July 31, 3–5 p.m. ET, RSVP

Midwest Parties

August 8, 24 p.m. CT, RSVP

Chicago, IL
July 18, 24 p.m. CT, RSVP

Indianapolis, IN
July 31, 24 p.m. ET, RSVP

Detroit, MI
August 3, 6–8 p.m. ET, RSVP
Twin Cities, MN
August 8, 3–5 p.m. CT, RSVP

Kansas City, MO
July 22, 6–8 p.m. CT, RSVP

St. Louis, MO
August 4, 6–8 p.m. ET, RSVP
Cleveland, OH
August 1, 3–5 p.m. ET, RSVP

Columbus, OH

August 12, 6–8 p.m. ET, RSVP

Kohler, WI
August 15, 2–4 p.m. CT, RSVP

Southwest Parties

Phoenix, AZ
July 29, 6–8 p.m. MT, RSVP

Oklahoma City, OK
August 12, 6–8 p.m. CT, RSVP
Austin, TX
August 12, 6–8 p.m. CT, RSVP

Dallas, TX
August 11, 6–8 p.m. CT, RSVP
Houston, TX
August 10, 6–8 p.m. CT, RSVP

San Antonio, TX
August 1, 3–5 p.m. CT, RSVP

West Parties

Los Angeles, CA
August 14, 1–3 p.m. PT, RSVP

Orange County, CA
August 12, 6–8 p.m. PT, RSVP

San Diego, CA
August 14, 3–5 p.m. PT, RSVP
San Francisco, CA
July 25, 1–3 p.m. PT, RSVP

Denver, CO
August 15, 3–5 p.m. MT, RSVP
Portland, OR
August 5, 6–8 p.m. PT, RSVP

Seattle, WA
August 10, 6–8 p.m. PT, RSVP

Questions? Contact the Vanderbilt Alumni Association.