Important Dates and Next Steps

We can’t wait for you to join us on campus as a new member of the Vanderbilt community! Please review the following action items to complete as you prepare to arrive on campus.

Immediate Next Steps

  • Register for your VUnetID. (After you pay your matriculation fee, you will receive an email from the Office of the University Registrar with instructions.)
  • Enroll in DUO Multi-Factor Authentication.
  • Apply for housing.
  • Send an official copy of your final high school or college transcript to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The transcript should be submitted through the application platform through which you applied.
  • We encourage you to sign and return the Guarantor Authorization and Debt Repayment Agreement.
  • Start checking your VU Gmail regularly for important information, including your bills.
  • International transfer students: Determine if you will attend International Student Orientation. If so, email residentialcolleges@vanderbilt.edu to be placed in an international orientation group.
  • International students: Check the email you used to apply for Vanderbilt admission and your Vanderbilt Gmail frequently for important updates regarding visas, and travel arrangements.
  • Families:  Submit your email address on the Parents and Family Programs website to receive their newsletters.

May

  • All students: Prepare immunization, tuberculosis, and health information that might require contacting or visiting your health care provider, then submit.

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June

  • Be on the lookout for course registration information sent from your school or college.

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  • Receive a copy of the Campus Reading book and begin reading. The Campus Reading will be mailed to your home address or sent to you digitally. (Optional for transfer students.)

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  • Make a plan to vote either with an absentee ballot or in Tennessee.

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  • June 1

    First year students: Deadline to submit reasonable housing accommodations

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  • June 1

    First-year students: Deadline to submit completed housing application online

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  • June 15

    Transfer and exchange students: Deadline to submit completed housing application online

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  • June 15

    Transfer and exchange students: Deadline to submit reasonable housing accommodations

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  • June 15

    First-year students: Deadline to submit completed roommate request online

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  • June 30

    All students, if applicable: Deadline to submit reasonable accommodation requests for academic and religious accommodations (students with disabilities or medical or psychological conditions)

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July

  • International transfer students: If you have signed up for International Student Orientation, look for an email from your International Orientation Leader.

  • First-year students: Look for a letter via mail or email from your VUceptors (leaders of your Vanderbilt Visions group) in late July.

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  • Start pre-ordering books and/or room supplies from the Vanderbilt bookstore.

    Visit Vanderbilt Bookstore Website

  • Make changes to your class schedule if necessary during the open enrollment and student change period (late summer – early fall).

    Visit YES (Your Enrollment Services)

  • July 15

    All students: Deadline to submit Commodore Card photo by mail or online

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  • July 15

    All students: Deadline to select Commodore Cash funds online for Commodore Card

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  • July 15

    International students: Deadline to submit Pre-Arrival Form through the Housing Portal.

    Submit Pre-Arrival Form

  • July 16

    First-year students: Deadline to request Vanderbilt Visions group change for specific nonacademic reasons

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August

  • All students: Be sure to complete the mandatory modules "Be Smart-Be Safe". Students will receive an email from @safecolleges.com when the modules are available to complete.

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  • Transfer students: Look for an email or letter from your Transfer Student Leader.

  • International students: Finalize arrival plans by submitting your pre-arrival form online.

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  • August 1

    All students: Deadline to waive student health insurance plan

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  • August 2

    All students: Packages can be shipped to campus for move-in starting August 2.

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  • August 12

    First-year students: Campus Reading essay due on Brightspace.

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  • August 13

    All students are encouraged to sign up for AlertVU before move-in.

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  • August 14

    First-year international students Move-In

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  • August 15

    International Student Orientation begins

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  • August 16

    Transfer and exchange students Move-In

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  • August 16

    Transfer Student Orientation begins

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  • August 17

    First-year domestic students: Move-In Day

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  • August 17

    First-year students: CommonVU Orientation begins

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  • August 31

    All students: Deadline for payment of fall tuition, fees and other charges

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  • August 31

    All students : Deadline to enroll in the VANDY Plan for the fall semester

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