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Class of 2020 FAQs

To honor the Class of 2020, area hotels are offering discount rates for graduates, families, and friends. 

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

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

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

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

Nashville Vanderbilt Moxy
1911 Belcourt Ave.
Nashville, TN 37212

Virgin Hotels Nashville
1 Music Square West
Nashville TN 37203

Many options were explored before deciding on a May 2021 ceremony. There are too many unknowns at present regarding the ability to travel domestically and internationally to plan a summer or fall ceremony. Many graduates will just be starting jobs or graduate and professional programs in the fall and it was felt that setting a May 2021 date would allow the most time for all to plan and be able to attend. We will be working with students from both the 2020 and 2021 classes on planning the set of events for each that will respectfully and fully recognize each appropriately. 

Individual schools and colleges may extend invitations to regularly scheduled events to 2020 graduates during the 2020-21 academic year. They will reach out to the graduates directly with more information.

Each organizer is exploring options and may consider hosting events virtually or as part of the events scheduled in May 2021. Organizers will be working with students directly on plans.

Yes, regalia purchases will be refunded to the credit card used to purchase or rent it. You will need to contact Oak Hall Cap & Gown at or 800-456-7623 in order to complete the refund process.

Class of 2020 graduates may still order regalia by navigating Your regalia will be shipped to your home address.

You should reach out to the group(s) you expected to receive a cord from and ask for details about getting it.