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Saturday – September 16, 2017

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starRegistration and Check-In Continues

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Kissam Center Multipurpose Room (C210A)
If you have not already done so, stop by the Kissam Center, to receive your Family Weekend Welcome Packet, which will include a complete schedule of events, name tags, and other important information.

NOTE: Nametags are required for entry into all Family Weekend events.

Vanderbilt Admissions Information Session & Breakfast for Siblings

8 – 10 a.m.
Student Life Center, Ballroom A

Vanderbilt siblings are invited to get the latest on the admissions and financial aid processes. This interactive program will attempt to demystify the college application process while also providing practical tips. All are welcome, but the content will be tailored to high school students. Space is limited – be sure to register early. If you are interested in a campus tour, they will be available on Friday, September 23 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Saturday, September 24 at 11 a.m., all departing from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

NOTE: Must be registered to attend Family Weekend. 

Sprint Indoor Triathlon

8 a.m.
Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center

Preregistration required.

The Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center is pleased to offer the Sprint Indoor Triathlon this year to those in town for Family Weekend. You are invited to compete with, or against, your student. The distance for each leg is a 200-yard swim, five-mile bike, and two-mile run. This will be a great way to start your day and see one of the great facilities on campus!

For additional questions or requests please reach out to Wade Evans.

Families of Residential Education staff brunch

8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Branscomb Music Room

Discover Nashville Gray Line bus tour

Departing at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Length: 3.5 hours
Cost: $58/person (Children 6-11 are $31/person)

Discover Nashville is an all-inclusive tour of the best that Nashville has to offer. Enjoy a driving tour of the landmarks of the city including historic downtown, the State Capitol, the Parthenon and Music Row. Your tour will also include the “Mother Church of Country Music,” the Ryman Auditorium. The last stop will be a self-guided tour through the Country Music Hall of Fame, a beautiful tribute to country music and to the city of Nashville. To book, visit graylinetn.com/discover-nashville-sights-music-city or call (800) 251-1864. Pickup available at select local hotels. Inquire at time of booking.

starConversation with the Chancellor

10 a.m.
Sarratt Cinema, Sarratt Student Center
Join Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos for a conversation about the university with opportunities to ask questions and gain a greater understanding of Vanderbilt’s priorities.

The Vanderbilt Melodores, the 2014 champions of NBC’s The Sing-Off, will open the event with a special performance!

Campus Tour hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions

11 a.m.
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Tours led by student tour guides. Leave from the Admission Office (2305 West End Avenue). First come, first served. Families are invited to attend the Admissions campus tour. If you would like to participate in an admissions information session for prospective students, held prior to the tour at 10 a.m., reservations can be made here. (Tour length: 90 minutes). The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will be open from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday. 

Hillel Bagel Brunch

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life

star“Southern Supper” Family Picnic

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Curry Field

Soak up the south at this family picnic lunch! Come enjoy some southern fare, including fried chicken, barbecue, Nashville hot chicken, and cornbread while spending time with your student and meeting other families!

Army/Navy ROTC BBQ

noon – 2 p.m.
1114 19th Avenue South

The Vanderbilt Army and Navy ROTC units would like to cordially invite family, friends and guests to a BBQ Lunch hosted jointly by both units! Come join us in the courtyard of the ROTC unit for some delicious “chow,” meet the staff and students and take a tour of the unit!

Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery Exhibit

1 – 5 p.m.
Cohen Memorial Hall (1220 21st Ave. S.)
– Race, Sports and Vanderbilt

For more information, visit  Click here to learn more.

star Strong Inside: Storytelling, Music, and Performance (EVENT UPDATE!)

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Langford Auditorium, Light Hall

Join us during Family Weekend for an extraordinary performance event, inspired by the 2016 Commons Reading Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South. Joining author Andrew Maraniss (VU 1992) for an afternoon of storytelling, live music, and student performance will be Marshall Chapman (VU 1971), American singer-songwriter-author who has released thirteen critically acclaimed albums, her last Blaze of Glory, being hailed a “masterpiece” by NPR. This event will also feature student performance groups: vocal groups, dance groups, spoken word, and solo performers! Tickets are $10 each and available through Family Weekend registration or the Sarratt Box Office.