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Important Information

We have many special activities planned for students and their families, and we hope you can join us. Please read through this important information and these helpful suggestions for your visit. If you have questions, contact parents@vanderbilt.edu. 


Registration and cost 

Registration opens in early September. We will send an email out with the link.

The cost is $45 per person (waived for Vanderbilt students and children 12 and younger). 

We encourage you to register before Sept. 27. On-site registration will be available. 

Football tickets incur an additional charge.  

We do not want financial hardship to prohibit anyone from attending Family Weekend. If you need assistance, please submit the required form at vu.edu/fwhardship, and we will contact you. 

Late fees/cancellations 

  • On-site registration will open at 9 a.m. on Oct. 1 in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room, 310 25th Ave. S.
  • A $5 per person on-site fee will be charged in addition to the $45 registration fee.
  • If you must cancel your registration, please do so by Friday, Sept. 24, at 5 p.m. Central time. 

Health and safety protocols

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our Vanderbilt community. The university will monitor the pandemic closely leading up to the weekend. Please be aware as you make travel plans that health and safety conditions may change by late October. Read more about our current pandemic protocols.  


Where to stay 

Click here for a comprehensive list of hotels near Vanderbilt.


What to bring 

All events are informal; comfortable walking shoes are a must. Masks will be required at all events.


When you arrive 

Be sure to check in for Family Weekend in the Board of Trust Room of the Student Life Center, 310 25th Ave. S., to pick up your weekend packet. Name badges are your admittance to all events. Check-in and on-site registration times are: 

  • Friday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. 
  • Saturday, Oct. 2, 8:30 a.m.–noon 

Campus map 

Please visit https://www.vanderbilt.edu/map/ for a map of campus. 


Parking information 

Parking information is available here.


Ridehail information 

With limited parking available on campus, a ridehail service, such as Uber or Lyft, is a great option to get to and from campus. Information on using ridehail to campus is here.


Appointments 

Family Weekend is a perfect time to connect with student services and academic departments. Contact offices directly to schedule an appointment during regular business hours on Friday, Oct. 1. To meet with your student’s academic adviser, your student should contact the professor at least two weeks before Family Weekend to schedule an appointment. 

College of Arts and Science  615-322-2844  
Blair School of Music 615-322-7651
School of Engineering 615-343-3773
Peabody College 615-322-8400
Financial Aid 800-288-0204 or 615-322-3591 
Housing and Residential Experience 615-322-2591
University Counseling Center  615-322-2571
Student Accounts  800-288-1144 or 615-322-6693 

Accessibility needs 

Wheelchairs can be reserved when registering online. Requests are granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Requests made after Friday, Sept. 17, cannot be guaranteed. 


Football ticket information 

 Learn more about the football game and purchase tickets here.

Road Closure

Please be advised that 21st Ave will be closed between Wedgewood and Acklen Ave. on Oct. 2. This could impact travel to the tailgate and football game.

More Information


The details of Family Weekend are subject to change at any time based on Vanderbilt University’s evolving Health and Safety Protocols. This includes event locations (indoor or outdoor), food and beverage offerings, masking requirements, and other physical distancing measures as required for the health and safety of the university community. Visit vu.edu/coronavirus for more information.  

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