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Family Weekend Media

Videos from Family Weekend 2019 Information Sessions


Supporting Your “Big Fish” in Our “Big Pond”

This panel-style presentation will discuss the 2014 and 2017 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. You will hear from staff members of the Center for Student Wellbeing, and student mentors from the Vanderbilt Recovery Support program and Liaisons Educating and Advocating for Psychological Support (LEAPS).


Commencement 101: Planning Ahead

Dr. Scott Tierno, director of commencement/special events, 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..


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.


Study Abroad Panel Discussion

Students and parents of students who have studied abroad will join staff from the Office of Global Education to provide an overview of study abroad opportunities at Vanderbilt and answer questions.