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Guest Information

Seniors in Cap and Gown at Vanderbilt Stadium.(John Russell/Vanderbilt University)

We look forward to welcoming you to campus to celebrate your graduate. We encourage you to regularly check this website as event plans could change at any time based on the pandemic and changes in safety protocols.

We know there will be many who cannot travel due to the pandemic. We will be sharing a livestream on the Vanderbilt University website homepage so you can watch the ceremony in real time and still be a part of the celebration. Recordings of the events will be available to watch after the live ceremonies.

Class of 2020 graduates and guests of both Commencement ceremonies must review the university’s Campus Visitors Acknowledgment before arriving on campus. Campus buildings will be closed to the Class of 2020 and to guests of all ceremonies to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Below are links to important information for guests attending Commencement ceremonies in person:

Ticket reservation

COVID-19 health and safety protocols

Clear bag policy: Lockers will be provided at each ceremony location. If guests forget to bring a clear bag, they can check their bag at one of the lockers on-site free of charge.



Travel and logistics


The Graduate Hotel
101 20th Ave. N
Nashville, TN 37203

Class of 2020 guests will receive a special rate of $249.00 with this new link: Welcome Vanderbilt Class of 2020

Holiday Inn Vanderbilt
2613 West End Ave.
Nashville, TN 37212

Class of 2020 and 2021 Commencement guests deals are available. Please contact the hotel’s Sales Team.

Homewood Suites Nashville Vanderbilt
2400 West End Ave.
Nashville, TN 37203

Hyatt House at Vanderbilt
2100 Hayes St.
Nashville, TN 37203

$150 rate Thursday through Saturday night for Class of 2020 guests.

Moxy Nashville Downtown
110 3rd Ave S.
Nashville, TN 37201

Class of 2020, cutoff date of April 16
Class of 2021

Virgin Hotels Nashville
1 Music Square West
Nashville TN 37203

Discounts available for Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 Commencement ceremony weekends.