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Class of 2021 Parents

Welcome to Vanderbilt! We are excited that your family will be joining the Vanderbilt community.

Important summer information

Click here to view a list of ACTION ITEMS that students need to address between April 1 and June 1.

View a list of what you and your student will receive from Vanderbilt this summer.

NEW! Watch a video of Dean Beasley discussing The Ingram Commons experience!

Randy Tarkington, senior director of residential education, shares advice about the first-year residential experience that you can share you’re your student.

Tentative Move-In Weekend Schedule

Looking for ways to get your child involved? Click here to find out more information about the Student Involvement Fair!

First-Year Parent Commodore Connection (e-newsletter) series

We will be sending a series of 7 emails over the summer each with important information about your student’s upcoming arrival on campus. To receive our emails, please be sure to sign up for the First-Year Parent Commodore Connection (e-newsletter) series.

View the archives from last summer here:

Below you will find important links and answers to frequently asked questions.

Parent Helpline: 1.877.887.2736 or parents@vanderbilt.edu

Important Links

Important Dates for Fall Semester 2017

  • August 19: First-Year student move-in begins at 7 a.m.
  • August 19-27: New Student Orientation (CommonVU)
  • August 20: Upperclass residence halls open at 9 a.m.
  • August 23: First day of class

See also: Academic Calendar | University Calendar

Move-in Day—August 19

This is a tentative Move-In Weekend schedule. A full move-in and orientation schedule will be mailed to your student from the Housing Office and emailed to you later this summer. Move-in and related activities for parents and families take place from 7 a.m. on Saturday, August 19, through noon on Sunday, August 20. You will be informed of your specific move-in time in the housing notification packet you will receive around August 1.

Planning your travel

We recommend that you plan to arrive on Friday evening, August 18, to prepare for move-in on Saturday morning. Parents are encouraged to depart on Sunday, August 20, around 3pm.