Moving around Campus


Walking is a fantastic way to navigate both campus and the surrounding areas, also offering numerous health and wellness benefits. When you have time, consider exploring nearby attractions such as Centennial Park, Taste of Nashville restaurants, Hillsboro Village, and more—all within walking distance.

Aerial view walk path
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While walking may not always be feasible due to weather conditions or other circumstances, every time you choose to commute to campus on foot, you're making a positive impact. To prepare for rainy days, consider keeping a sturdy umbrella, rain jacket, and rain boots on hand to make your walking commute more comfortable.

Walking Resources

Finding your way around and outside of campus will be much easier and enjoyable with the use of our freely available resources:

Walking Safely

Please familiarize yourself with and utilize the safety features available in the VandySafe app, which include:

  • Contacting VUPD via phone call or real-time chat
  • Triggering a mobile Bluelight to instantly share your location with VUPD
  • Initiating a “Virtual Walkhome” where VUPD can monitor your walk to your vehicle or home

Additionally, you can find information on VandyRide and more within the app.


  • Find out more about the VandySafe app and download it here
  • For any safety issues or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact VUPS:

For more guidance

If you still have unanswered questions, please visit the Commute Concierge page or email