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CommonVU Orientation


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CommonVU Orientation

View the 2024 CommonVU Orientation Schedule.

For fall of 2024 CommonVU Orientation will begin on Move-In Day, Saturday, August 17. The required CommonVU Orientation (August 17-24, 2024) offers activities and programs for first-year students to introduce you to the living-learning communities of your houses and The Ingram Commons, the faculties and academic classes of your 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.


If you or one of your guests require accommodations to participate fully in CommonVU Orientation or Parents & Family Orientation, please contact us at or (615) 322-4948. As much notice as possible is appreciated.


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