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Class of 2022 Parents

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

Important summer information

More details coming soon!

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. View the archives from last summer here:

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

Parent Information Line: 1.877.887.2736 or

Important Links

Important Dates for Fall Semester 2018

  • August 18: First-Year student move-in begins at 7 a.m.
  • August 18-26: New Student Orientation (CommonVU)
  • August 19: Upperclass residence halls open at 9 a.m.
  • August 22: First day of class

See also: Academic Calendar | University Calendar

Move-in Day—August 18

A tentative schedule will be available soon. Please refer to last year’s Move-In Weekend schedule to get an idea of what the weekend entails. 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 18, through noon on Sunday, August 19. 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 17, to prepare for move-in on Saturday morning. Parents are encouraged to depart on Sunday, August 19, around 3pm.