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CommonVU Orientation


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Fall 2022 CommonVU Orientation Schedule

The CommonVU Orientation schedule is published annually in early August. The required CommonVU Orientation offers activities and programs for first-year students to introduce them to the living-learning communities of their houses and The Ingram Commons, the faculties and academic classes of their schools, the norms and values of the Vanderbilt community, upper-division students and their organizations, and Nashville. Additionally, you will meet your student and faculty VUceptors who will serve as guides throughout your first semester at Vanderbilt.

Download the Vanderbilt University App

The Vanderbilt University App is your guide for all things related to life at Vanderbilt. The Ingram Commons offers a comprehensive section in the app with information, scheduling, and logistics for CommonVU Orientation and First-Year Move-In.


  • The free Vanderbilt University App is available to download through whichever app store corresponds with your device.
  • After downloading the Vanderbilt University App, click the New Students Orientation icon (will be made available in early August).
  • Parents and family members are welcome to download the app as well.
  • This is NOT AlertVU.

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) 322-4357. Parents can also find support by calling the Parent Helpline at (877) 887-2736 or emailing