Family Weekend

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Come to campus to visit your student and take advantage of a full weekend of events including a Conversation with the Chancellor, tours, information sessions, a SEC football game, tailgate, and more!


Get Excited

Registration is open! Plan your trip early, as registration fees increase during the event. 

There are great new additions to Family Weekend this year, like our Vanderbilt-themed scavenger hunt, Cornelius' Quest! In celebration of our 150th anniversary, families will go on a scavenger hunt around Family Weekend events to win a prize at the end of the weekend.

Coming into town early? Join other Vanderbilt and Nashville community members at Vanderbilt's Visiting Writers Series. This series brings several professional writers to campus to read from their works and visit classes. This unique and extraordinary program gives our community a chance to meet and talk with some of the best writers of our day.

October 12 | 7 p.m. Buttrick 101
Jamil Jan Kochai, Fiction

Learn more about the program and Jamil here .


Book lodging early for best availability. Several local hotels have partnered with us to offer discounts to Vanderbilt parents and families.

Lodging Information


Online registration for Family Weekend is open! Register the whole family and get excited for a great time in Nashville!

Register Here


Secure your tickets to cheer on the 'Dores as they take on the Georgia Bulldogs! Kickoff will be determined about two weeks prior to game day.

Purchase Tickets Now 

Visiting Nashville

Take advantage of resources to help you plan your visit including campus parking information, things to do in Nashville, and more.

Nashville Guide


See Highlights from Last Year

One of the most rewarding ways to be a part of our Vanderbilt community is to attend Family Weekend! My family has created life-long memories from cheering at the football game (even if it rains!) and learning about the gorgeous campus through the eyes of our daughters.

Jen Rawicz
Class of 2025 parent

Contact Us

Parent and Family Programs
(877) 887-2736

Mother and Daughter