Messages to the University Community

Written messages to the university community

  • May 16, 2022

    Violence in California

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  • March 22, 2022

    Vanderbilt University launches refreshed visual identity

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  • March 17, 2022

    Chancellor’s Recognition Award for Vanderbilt Employees

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  • Dec. 30, 2021:

    Important update about Spring 2022 semester start and health and safety protocols

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  • Dec. 21, 2021:

    Thank you for stepping up and supporting each other

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  • Sept. 11, 2021:

    Remembering 9/11: Twenty Years Later

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  • Aug. 25, 2021

    Welcome from Chancellor Diermeier

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  • Aug. 12, 2021

    Updated COVID-19 guidance and protocols

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  • July 1, 2021

    Welcoming Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Cybele Raver

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  • July 1, 2021

    VandyBoys gave Commodore Nation a season to remember

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  • June 30, 2021

    Becoming a more diverse and inclusive Vanderbilt

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  • June 7, 2021

    Supporting our Jewish community

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  • May 24, 2021

    Accelerating our progress toward a sustainable future

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  • May 15, 2021

    Full address to the graduating Class of 2021

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  • April 20, 2021

    Derek Chauvin verdict

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  • April 19, 2021

    Standing united with the AAAPI community

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  • March 29, 2021

    Recent storms and flooding

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  • March 25, 2021

    Vanderbilt will return to in-person residential learning in fall 2021

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  • March 17, 2021

    One year of adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic

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  • March 3, 2021

    Class of 2021 Commencement ceremony to be held in person

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  • March 3, 2021

    Class of 2020 Commencement ceremony to be held in person

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  • Jan. 31, 2021

    Susan R. Wente appointed as Wake Forest University’s 14th president

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  • Jan. 25, 2021

    Shaping the outcome of this semester

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  • Jan. 13, 2021

    Virtual town hall Jan. 13; spring semester updates

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  • Jan. 7, 2021

    Update on COVID-19 vaccines

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  • Dec. 28, 2020

    An update on the Christmas Day explosion in Nashville

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  • Dec. 25, 2020

    Update: Downtown Nashville explosion

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  • Dec. 18, 2020

    Our common purpose

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  • Nov. 23, 2020

    Thankful for the Vanderbilt community

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  • Oct. 15, 2020

    Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Vanderbilt 2019-20 Report

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  • Oct. 7, 2020

    Our plan for the spring semester

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  • Sept. 18, 2020

    Stay strong

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  • Aug. 28, 2020

    After a strong first week, let’s keep it going

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  • Aug. 24, 2020

    One Vanderbilt, one purpose

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  • July 7, 2020

    Message on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s guidance related to international students

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  • July 1, 2020

    Our commitment to an inclusive Vanderbilt

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  • July 1, 2020

    Looking ahead with purpose, energy and hope

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Video Messages to the Community

Optimism and Possibilities for the Spring Semester

A Thanksgiving message from Chancellor Diermeier

Staying committed after a successful first week

A message from Chancellor Diermeier to our students: Prove the doubters wrong

First Day Message from Chancellor Diermeier