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Videos from Family Weekend 2015 Information Sessions

Greek Life Panel Discussion

Parents of current Greek students and staff from the Office of Greek Life will provide an overview of the fraternity and sorority experience at Vanderbilt and answer questions about the Greek community.

Commencement 101: Planning Ahead

Director Matthew Redd provides an overview of Commencement and answers your questions about the three-day event schedule: what to expect, accommodations, parking, accessibility options and key deadlines. This information session is not limited to senior parents. All undergraduate parents are encouraged to attend as many families begin planning 12-18 months out.

Helping Your Children Achieve Your Their Career Goals: What Every Parent Should Know

This event will help parents attain the delicate balance of helping their children make productive career-related choices while also supporting them in becoming independent decision-makers. Leaders from the Center for Student Professional Development and the Psychological and Counseling Center will join current Vanderbilt students in facilitating this interactive session which will include discussion of developmental and career theories, stories of students and families who have worked through these issues, and opportunities for audience participation.

Vanderbilt Students and Stress

This panel-style presentation will discuss the 2014 Princeton Review finding that Vanderbilt has the happiest college students. Panelists will discuss the impact of the pressure to succeed at Vanderbilt and ways families can help students manage their stress. Panelists include the directors of the Psychological and Counseling Center and Residential Education, the coordinator for Wellness Programs and Alcohol Education, and student mentors from the Vanderbilt Recovery Support program and Liaisons Educating and Advocating for Psychological Support (LEAPS).

Videos from Family Weekend 2014 Information Sessions

What Parents Need to Know about Substance Abuse at Vanderbilt

This panel-style presentation will discuss the potential impact of substance use on young adult development and provide information about programming, campus policies, and support resources related to substance use. The panel will also address the critical ways parents can contribute to their child’s decision-making around these issues. Panelists include the director of the Psychological and Counseling Center, the senior director of Residential Education, the coordinator for Wellness Programs & Alcohol Education, and an undergraduate student leader.