News & Events

The Place with One Clinic: Jackson Screening and Discussion in Recognition of the 45th Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision

In recognition of the 45th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, Vanderbilt’s Women’s Center will host a screening of the award-winning documentary Jackson.

The film examines the restrictions placed on women’s reproductive rights by profiling the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the only operational abortion clinic in the state of Mississippi. After the film, a panel composed of representatives of several campus-based reproductive rights organizations will lead a discussion.

Questions? Contact Molly Moreau at, or at 615-322-7899.

Vanderbilt Invitational this Saturday (Vanderbilt Athletics)

Sat., Jan. 10, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility

Athenian Affair: Commons Ball 2018

The Ingram Commons house Presidents cordially invite you to an Athenian Affair: Commons Ball 2018!

Join us for an evening of music, dancing, food, crafts, and fun in ancient Greece! We hope to see you on Fri., Feb. 2 from 9 p.m. to midnight in The Commons Center. Please contact Christina Robbins or Natalee Erb with any questions.

First-Gen Fridays

Calling all First-Gen Students and Graduates!

Join the Office of Transition Programs as we launch First Fridays, an opportunity for first-gen students to build community and celebrate each other. Our first event will be on Friday, Feb. 2 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Sarratt 327. Bring your lunch and come meet some fellow first-gen students and graduates! To RSVP please click here. We hope to see you there!

Questions? Contact Cathy Marques at or Tassany Henderson at

January Student Leader of the Month

Vandy Leads

Student Leadership Development is excited to announce Vandy Leads, a blog entirely driven by student content submitted to our office!

They are looking for submissions of past experiences of leadership development or personal growth. If you are an undergraduate student and have an experience you’d like to share, or would like to nominate a student to make submission, contact Keaton Smith at for more details and check us out at!

Apply to be an iLEAD Student Mentor!

Are you interested in helping new international students for Fall 2018?

To find out more about iLEAD, check out our webpage at

Applications for iLEAD Mentor and Executive Board positions are still live on Anchor Link here:

Deadline for mentor positions: Mon., Feb. 12

Holocaust Lecture Series

Holocaust Lecture Series:
Genocide Prevention Simulation PreBrief with Prof. Mike Newton

Thur., Jan. 18.
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Vanderbilt Law School – Renaissance Room

On Thur., Jan. 18, Vanderbilt Law School professor Mike Newton will provide an introduction to the upcoming Genocide Prevention Simulation (Jan. 20-21), discussing Zimbabwe, atrocities, and what can be expected from the simulation event. 

This event is hosted by the Vanderbilt Holocaust Lecture Series and Vanderbilt Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life.

For more information, contact Gordon Maples at

Vanderbilt Center for Student Wellbeing

Looking for a calm place to get away?

The Center for Student Wellbeing have weekly yoga, mindfulness meditation, and recovery support groups, as well as quiet study space. Appointments for life skills and academic coaching are also available! 

Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center

 Spring 2018 Building Hours:

Mon. – Fri.: 5:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Sat.: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Sun.: 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Play to win or play for fun with Intramural Sports this Spring!

 Get your friends together to play! To learn how to register, visit the Intramural Sports website.

Join more than 150 Vanderbilt University student employees at the Vanderbilt Recreation & Wellness Center! The Rec offers flexible schedules, development opportunities, a dynamic work environment, and a real-world experience beyond a paycheck.

Interested? Please check out the Rec’s Student Employment page today!

Registration for Spring 2018 Adventure Trips are open!

Trips are open to all Vanderbilt University undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, faculty, staff, and VRWC members. To be eligible to register and participate on an Adventure Trip, you must be affiliated with the Vanderbilt community.

Prices include transportation, in-camp food, group and/or specialized equipment, and fees. Personal gear may also be rented from the Outdoor Recreation Center. The Vanderbilt Commodore card is accepted, as well as credit/debit cards, cash, or check.

Learn More & Register:

Warm Up with Soups
Fri., Jan. 26
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Taste and enjoy delicious and healthy soups created to warm anyone up during this cold weather. Receive samples and recipes complete with nutrition analysis.

Learn more:

Whether you are learning to roll for the first time or refining your technique for rough water, a little pool time is a great way to train!

Join our trained kayak instructors on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the pool for our weekly kayak roll classes. Participants will be trained in a variety of introductory whitewater kayaking skills including: equipment introductions, paddling strokes, wet exits, assisted rescues, and the kayak roll.

Learn more:

Have fun learning the art of boxing while getting fit! These non-contact, co-ed boxing classes will be taught by USA Boxing Coach and certified personal trainer, Tramaine Crook. Participants should come to class prepared with their own boxing gloves and hand wraps.

  • Mondays & Wednesdays @ 4:30 p.m. (Classes are 55 minutes)
  • Location – Studio A on the second floor of the Rec
  • Classes begin Mon., Jan. 29 and continue through Wed., Mar. 21 (no classes Mar. 5-9 due to spring break)
  • $65 for Rec members/ $70 for non-Rec members

Register today:

Group and private swim lesson registration is available online NOW at the Vanderbilt Recreation & Wellness Center (Rec).

Develop new skills and strokes with Vanderbilt Swim School! Group and private swim lesson registration is available online NOW at the Vanderbilt Recreation & Wellness Center (Rec).  Participants work individually or collectively in a group setting with a certified swim instructor. Depending on swim ability and the lesson curriculum, swimmers will learn techniques for basic water survival or stroke refinement.

Learn more:

Interested in becoming lifeguard certified? This spring the Vanderbilt Recreation & Wellness Center is offering American Red Cross lifeguard certification courses!

To learn more and register:

The Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center (Rec) encourages lifelong learning, developing healthy lifestyles, fostering leadership, instilling an appreciation for diverse communities, and enhancing interpersonal relationships through quality facilities and by using intentional, educational, and enjoyable programming that focuses on Vanderbilt University students, faculty, staff, and the greater Nashville community. The Rec offers group fitness classes, personal training, cooking classes, student led club sports, intramural sport leagues and tournaments, memberships to the Vanderbilt University and Nashville community, nutrition programs to encourage healthy eating, outdoor recreation adventure trips, outdoor equipment rental, swimming lessons, a children’s summer day camp, and more. We believe being physically active is a crucial component of success in and out of the classroom, and we are dedicated to creating a culture of wellness where all members of the university community choose to thrive.

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