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What to Expect from Vanderbilt

Please note that any email communication listed below will be sent to your student’s Vanderbilt email account, including bills.

To students


  • Open ‘Dores publication – includes information on Vanderbilt & You events (mail)


  • The Road to Vanderbilt (mail, domestic addresses—students and families with international addresses should refer to the online version)
    • The Road to Vanderbilt features a checklist of tasks that need to be completed before students arrive on campus. You will also find information on campus services and resources
    • The Road to Vanderbilt 2019 
    • The Road to Vanderbilt 2020 coming soon
  • Materials and instructions for class registration (mail or email)


  • Health insurance information (email)
  • Meal plan (mailer)


  • Be Smart-Be Safe module information (email)
  • Directory of Dining Services (mail, domestic only)
  • Information from the bookstore about ordering textbooks and course materials (email)


  • Notification of housing and room assignment, roommate information, mail box number and Vanderbilt address, shipping instructions, move-in time and instructions from the Housing Office (mail)
  • Letter from VUceptors (mail or email)

To parents


  • Parent Calendar/Handbook
    • An electronic version of the 2019 calendar can be found here
    • An electronic version of the 2019 handbook can be found here
    • 2020 Calendar/Handbook coming soon


  • Family Weekend brochure (mail)


  • Welcome letter from Parents and Family Association Advisory Board chairs (email)