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Welcome from the Parents and Family Association Board Co-Chairs:

On behalf of the Parents and Family Association Board, we want to welcome new members of the Vanderbilt community and for returning members, we are looking forward to an exciting year!

This past year has been unlike any other. Our students rose to the challenge and Vanderbilt was able to have students on-campus the whole year. We are so proud of how the students rallied to support each other and make the year a success.

For our newest members of the Vanderbilt community, we want to assure you that Vanderbilt is committed to supporting and encouraging your student as they embark on new experiences. From the Student Care Network, academic resources, and the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt has many resources to support your student during their collegiate journey. The digital handbook in the resource section of this site provides answers to many of your questions.

The university encourages students to learn, explore, and step outside of their comfort zones. And the Vanderbilt community is here to help them grow and discover and to prepare them for life after graduation. They will have unique opportunities to collaborate across trans-institutional initiatives and challenge themselves. And along the way, they will make lifelong friends and be #Vanderbilt4Life.

We encourage you to get involved in the Vanderbilt parent community either on campus or where you live. Parents are invited to Vanderbilt Chapter events to meet fellow parents and alumni in your area. Attend a Commodore Classroom and hear from faculty or cheer on our ‘Dores at a tailgate! Vanderbilt also offers many virtual events for you to hear from panels and learn more about what is going on with the university. Immerse yourself in all Vanderbilt University and the vibrant city of Nashville has to offer.

Kimberly and Jamie Pleasant
Parents of Christian, Class of 2022
PAFA Board Co-chairs
Milton, GA