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Important Information

All Vanderbilt parents, grandparents, and siblings are invited to Family Weekend set for Friday, Sept. 9, through Sunday, Sept. 11. We have many special activities planned for students and their families. 

 Please read through this important information and helpful suggestions for your visit. For more information, contact parents@vanderbilt.edu. 


Registration and cost 
  • Registration opens on July 29. We will send an email with the link to register as a reminder.
  • We encourage you to register before Sept. 9, but onsite registration will be available. 
  • The cost is $50 per person (waived for Vanderbilt students and children 12 and younger). 
  • 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 Sept. 9 in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room, 310 25th Ave. S.
    • A $10 per person on-site fee will be charged in addition to the $50 registration fee.
    • If you must cancel your registration, please do so by Friday, Sept. 2, at 5 p.m. CT. No refunds will be made past September 2.

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. Bring your confirmation email with your QR code to get your name tags. 

Name tags are required for admittance to events. Vanderbilt students need a name tag as well. Please be sure to register your student!


When you arrive 

Friday Check-In 

  • 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 and the most up-to-date schedule for the weekend. Name tags are your admittance to all events. Check-in and new registration times are Friday, Sept. 9, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. 

 

Saturday Check-In 

  • If you haven’t already checked in to pick up your name tags on Friday, you can do during the pre-game tailgate on Purdy Field: Saturday, Sept. 10, 8:30–11 a.m. 

Campus map 

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


ridehail information 

With limited parking available on campus, ridehail is a great option to get to and from campus.  

Ridehail services like Uber and Lyft can be used on campus. We recommend using the following pick-up/drop-off locations during the weekend:

Friday

  • The Student Life Center, 310 25th Ave S., for Registration & Check-In
  • 1401 18th Ave. S. on the Peabody campus for Fall for the Arts

Saturday

  • 2700 Children’s Way, Purdy Field for the Tailgate

Sunday

  • The Student Life Center, 310 25th Ave S.
Parking

Please note that if a specific parking space is marked as reserved in any lot, you cannot park there. There will be limited parking available on campus. We highly recommend you use a ridehail service to come to campus. If you choose to drive and park, here are your options:

Friday 

  • A limited amount of parking will be available on Friday and Sunday at the 25th Avenue garage. Please enter off the Highland entrance, 2401 Highland Ave, Nashville, TN 37212. Parents are welcome to park in any non-reserved spot in the 25th Avenue garage. Shuttles will continuously travel between the 25th Avenue Garage and the Student Life Center.
  • 25th Avenue Garage on Google Maps

Saturday

  • Parking is available in lots near Vanderbilt Stadium. Single game parking is available when purchasing tickets through vucommodores.com. Parking passes may also be purchased, based on availability when entering the lots on game days. Please click here for more information about game day parking. 

Sunday

  • A limited amount of parking will be available at the 25th Avenue garage. Please enter off the Highland entrance, 2401 Highland Ave, Nashville, TN 37212. Parents are welcome to park in any non-reserved spot in the 25th Avenue garage. Shuttles will not be provided on Sunday. 

 


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, Sept. 9. 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 made after Friday, Aug. 26, cannot be guaranteed. 

Football ticket information 

Vanderbilt vs. Wake Forest – Saturday, Sept. 10

11:00 AM Kickoff

Tickets for the Vanderbilt vs. Wake Forest football game will be available soon!

  • Tickets are $30 for sideline seats and $25 for end zone seating. Additional fees will apply to your order. To order, use promo code VUFamily2022. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, and all tickets will be mobile tickets that will be loaded to your account for mobile access. (Additional fees will apply.)
  • Note:If you would like for your student(s) to sit with you elsewhere in the stadium, you MUST purchase additional ticket(s).All students have free seats in the student-only section. Students will receive information regarding football ticketing to their Vanderbilt issued email at the start of the academic year.
  • For information on game day parking please click here.
  • Vanderbilt Stadium has a clear bag policy for games. For more information go to https://vucommodores.com/football-gameday/

The details of Family Weekend are subject to change at any time based anytime. Please visit https://www.vanderbilt.edu/families/family-weekend-2022/ for the most current information. 

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