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Welcome to the Vanderbilt family, Class of 2027!

We are thrilled that you have chosen to begin your four-year journey at Vanderbilt on The Ingram Commons. Since 2008, when the first class moved in, students have found that life on The Ingram Commons is anything but ordinary. The Ingram Commons is a community of first-year students, residential faculty, undergraduate peer mentors, and professionals who live and learn together. Living on The Ingram Commons, you can explore ideas, have fun, and grow as a person and a citizen. Here, the intellectual and the social intertwine, making The Ingram Commons one of the most innovative projects in higher education today.

We know that getting ready for college is both exciting and stressful, for students and parents. Lots of planning, decisions, and deadlines are ahead. On this site, you will find all the resources you need to help you make a smooth transition to campus and to have a successful and enjoyable first year at Vanderbilt. Admitted students should be sure to check their  MyAppVU portal for more information from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions about being part of the Class of 2027!

Life on The Ingram Commons

Life on The Ingram Commons truly is anything but ordinary. With everything from study groups, impromptu game nights, or floor discussions in your house to a musical evening, community service project, a Commons-wide celebration, or dinner with a notable guest at the Dean's Residence, there is always something to do. Through programs like Vanderbilt Visions, Commons Seminars, and The Commons Cup, you can get to know your classmates, university faculty and upper-division students. You will also have the chance to enjoy campus traditions including the Fall for the Arts program, The Commons Ball, and the End of Year Commons Celebration. For more information about these programs, click the link below.

Major Programs and Events on The Ingram Commons.

Getting Ready for Move-In Day

As you get ready to head off to college, you are expected to manage your academic responsibilities, social obligations, and medical needs. All those details can be overwhelming. To help you figure out your path to Vanderbilt, we have created The Road to Vanderbilt, a guide that outlines the steps you need to take to get started on your way to Vanderbilt. All students with a mailing address in the United States will receive a copy in the mail starting in mid-May 2023. International students and domestic students alike will be able to access The Road online along the same timeline. For specific details regarding first-year student move-in, visit the Office of Housing and Residential Experience Website. Watch a recap of Move-In from Fall 2022 below.

CommonVU Orientation

The required CommonVU Orientation will take place prior to the start of classes in August. Orientation will include sessions and activities to prepare you for your Vanderbilt journey. Through CommonVU Orientation, you will learn more about your academic program, be introduced to extracurricular opportunities and campus resources, and get to know other members of your class. Additionally, you will meet your student and faculty VUceptors who will serve as guides throughout your first semester at Vanderbilt. More information about the CommonVU Orientation schedule will be shared on this page in early August.

With additional questions about CommonVU Orientation, please contact the Office of the Dean of The Ingram Commons at or call the New Student Hotline at (615) 322-4948. For more information about university operations, please visit the Health and Safety Protocols. Parents and families can also find support by calling the Parent Helpline at (877) 887-2736 or emailing

Parents and Families Orientation Fall 2022

On Saturday, August 20, Vanderbilt offered orientation sessions specifically designed for parents and families of students in the Class of 2026. Sessions took place in the evening and were followed by a reception with panelists.

To view a recording of the 2022 Parents and Families Orientation click the link below.

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Be sure to visit the Parents and Family Programs webpage to sign up for regular newsletters and to stay up to date on upcoming events.

The Hub

The Hub is Vanderbilt's student information portal, providing one centralized access point through which undergraduate students can locate the resources they need to reach their academic, co-curricular, and personal goals. Click the link below to access The Hub.

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