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Welcome to VUconnect, your online community!

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Parts of our community are behind a secure log in, including our directory and your profile. This helps to ensure your information is protected, and gives you control over how much personal data you share.

Alumni and students are able to access the Online Community. Learn more about how to sign in to your account.



  • Directory searches: find classmates or colleagues with our robust search tools. Visit and revisit the Career Adviser Network to locate professionals in industries, organizations and/or locations that interest you – these volunteers may be willing to impart career advice that helps you on your journey! 
  • Chapter events: attend an upcoming event, and find a connection to alumni, parents, students and friends. Hard-working volunteers—with assistance from the Alumni Association—plan and implement a full calendar of events and programming for our international network of chapters.
  • Learn more about the variety of career programming available, including career coaches, webinars, job search tools, and resumé pointers.


  • Opportunities abound to learn from professors during Commodore Classroom stops, or travel tours. Commodore Classrooms and travel tours bring professors to you for enriching discussions on a variety of topics.
  • Online opportunities to connect with your Vanderbilt continue to grow. Keep up with all things VU, and explore Research News@VU, Coursera and Experts @ VU. See more online opportunities listed here.
  • Local to Nashville? Consider taking part in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), library services, and other offerings
  • Take advantage of the great benefits available to you as as a member of the Commodore Nation


  • Volunteer to support students professionally or academically by updating your profile with areas of expertise and interest, as well as your connection to alumni affinity groups.
  • Nominate a deserving alumnus/na for an Alumni Association Award. Learn more about the awards program, and nominations
  • Make a gift to Vanderbilt today. Every gift makes a vital difference.

Information available through VUconnect may be used for specific personal and university-approved purposes only. Use of information or communications available through VUconnect for any solicitation, commercial, public, or political purposes is strictly prohibited. Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Activities that are illegal or fraudulent
  • Use that inaccurately implies endorsement, approval, or sponsorship by Vanderbilt University or the Vanderbilt Alumni Association
  • Use that can be confused with official communications of Vanderbilt University or its leadership
  • Use that can be confused with official communications of Vanderbilt Chapters or other authorized alumni leaders
  • Print or electronic mass mailings (sometimes known as "spamming"), advertising or solicitations for fundraising, political purposes, religious purposes, commercial services, or cold-calling
  • Hate speech and harassment
  • Activities that violate other VUconnect users’ privacy, such as granting access to the system or distributing information obtained from VUconnect to non-registered individuals

Vanderbilt University may deny further access to these services to those who engage in these or similar practices.