Family Weekend

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Join us on campus!

Come visit your student and take advantage of a full weekend of events that will immerse you in campus life and allow you to meet other Commodore families!


Start Planning Now

September will be here before we know it! Here are some ways you can get ahead on making your arrangements for the weekend.

Come Early
Family Weekend activities will start Friday morning. To make the most of your time, we encourage you to come to town Thursday, September 5, if possible. Though your student(s) may be in class on Friday, there will be many informational sessions, open houses, etc. for you to explore. 

Secure Your Hotel
Hotels will fill up quickly, especially those close to campus. Start looking at hotels now to find the best rate and location for your family.



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

Lodging Information


Registration will open this summer.

Take a look at last year's schedule to get a glimpse at what is to come.

Family Weekend 2023


Make sure you plan to cheer on the 'Dores as they take on Alcorn State Sept. 7. Families will have an opportunity to purchase tickets for the 2024 game. Tickets are not included with Family Weekend registration. 

Visiting Nashville

Take advantage of resources to help you plan your visit to Nashville!

Nashville Guide

Family Weekend 2023 was a success


Over 3,300 families came to campus to spend time with their student(s) and learn about the great things happening at Vanderbilt. Many families shared that this weekend solidified that their student is exactly where they need to be. We cannot thank you enough for attending and making Family Weekend one of the most exciting times on campus!

Recap Video

Grandparent's Tea

Conversation with the Chancellor

Fall for the Arts
Resource Fair

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