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Videos from Family Weekend 2016 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. View the slide deck here.


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.


Diversity and Inclusion Panel

Vanderbilt is an increasingly diverse institution, which brings tremendous opportunities for student and faculty growth. First-year students have an opportunity to engage in learning from both the classroom and the social environment through dialogue with multicultural peers. This panel of experts is representative of some of the many aspects of life for our students and will be chaired by George Hill, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer.


Study Abroad Panel Discussion

Students and parents of students who have studied abroad, along with staff from the Office of Global Education, will provide an overview of study abroad opportunities at Vanderbilt, as well as answer questions.