New Student Orientation for Spring Admits
Congratulations on your admission to Vanderbilt! We are thrilled that you’ve chosen to become a Commodore and we cannot wait to have you join us on campus. We know that preparing to move to a new collegiate environment is both exciting and stressful, for students and parents. Lots of planning, decisions, and deadlines are ahead. On this page, you will find resources to help you make a smooth transition to campus and to have a successful and enjoyable first semester at Vanderbilt.
Preparing for Move-In
As you get ready to move to Nashville, you are expected to manage your academic responsibilities, social obligations, and medical needs. All of those details can be overwhelming. To help you prepare, visit the Office of Housing and Residential Experience website. You are also invited to review the 2022 version of The Road to Vanderbilt. While the dates and deadlines will be different for you, the steps to consider are the same.
Spring 2023 New Student Orientation Schedule
New Student Orientation is mandatory for all new undergraduates. Orientation will include sessions to help you prepare for your Vanderbilt journey. Through orientation, you will learn more about the academic expectations at Vanderbilt, be introduced to extracurricular opportunities and campus resources, and get to know other students.
Resources for Parents and Families
Parents and families are encouraged to review the recording of Parents and Family Orientation from August 2022 for more information about life at Vanderbilt. Parents and Family Orientation included sessions on the following topics.
- Welcome and Remarks from Chancellor Daniel Diermeier
- Health, Safety, and Wellness: Communicating with VU and Your Student
- Academics, Immersion, and Professional Development: Exploring the Student Experience
View a recording of the session
With additional questions about New Student Orientation, please contact Director Natalee Erb 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 email@example.com.
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