Welcome Vanderbilt parents and families!
The Parents and Family Programs office provides a link for Vanderbilt parents to the University. As parents, you play an integral role in the Vanderbilt family, and we look forward to sharing in your student’s experience at Vanderbilt! We understand this is a unique time of growth and our primary goal is to serve and support you along the way.
Please explore our website to learn more about our programs, as well as discover opportunities you have to engage in your student’s life and lend support to and gain support from fellow parents. We hope that you will take full advantage of the services and resources we provide–we are here for you!
News and Announcements
December 17, 2015 — Concerning Hoverboards on Campus
The following email message was sent from Dean Bandas to all students on Wednesday, December 17: Dear Vanderbilt Students, After consultation with VUPD Emergency Preparedness, Office of the General Counsel, and Office of Risk Management, we have made the decision to prohibit the use, possession, or storage of Hoverboards, Swagways, IO Hawks, Skywalkers, and like...
November 9, 2015 — Save the Date for Family Weekend 2016: Sept. 30-Oct. 2
Mark your calendars and save the date for Family Weekend 2016 which has been scheduled for September 30-October 2, 2016. Activities begin on Friday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. and conclude on Sunday, Oct. 2 at noon. Book your hotels early! A schedule of events will be available online in May 2016 and registration will...
September 21, 2015 — Family Weekend 2015 A Great Success!
Parents, thank you for making the trip to campus for Family Weekend 2015! We loved meeting you all and hope you had a wonderful weekend, experiencing Vanderbilt alongside your students. Stay tuned for details on Family Weekend 2016!
August 12, 2015 — Dean Beasley discusses the Ingram Commons experience at Vanderbilt.
Watch the video here.
May 19, 2015 — Vanderbilt’s expanded aid initiative passes $200 million mark
Gifts and pledges to Opportunity Vanderbilt, the university’s expanded and ongoing financial aid initiative, have crossed $200 million, the university announced May 11, 2015. The program was launched in 2008. “We are committed to offering our students a rich, diverse intellectual community, and Opportunity Vanderbilt directly supports that goal,” said Susan Wente, university provost and...
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