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College of Arts & Science Open House

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College of Arts & Science Open House events for students admitted through Regular Decision will be held in April 2015Dates and registration details will be announced in March 2015.

The Open House programs are designed to showcase our academic programs and to provide a sense of student life at Vanderbilt. Please plan to begin the day between 8:00 and 9:15 a.m. in the Vaughan Lobby of Sarratt Student Center. Parking will be available in the Terrace Place Garage.

Tentative Schedule

8:00 a.m. — Registration, Sarratt Lobby — Light breakfast fare available in Sarratt 189

8:15-9:15 a.m. — Student Programs Fair, Sarratt Promenade — Features representatives from Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Housing and Residential Education, Dining Services, Student Government, Study Abroad, The Center for Student Professional Development, Office of Active Citizenship and Service

9:15 a.m. — College of Arts and Science Overview, Sarratt Cinema — Russell Mcintire, associate dean, College of Arts and Science and senior lecturer, Department of Philosophy

10:00 a.m. — Short Break

10:10 a.m. — What's it Really Like at Vanderbilt?, Sarratt Cinema — A student forum on the many facets of an undergraduate's residential, social and cultural life

11:00 a.m. — Student-led Campus Tours, leaving from Sarratt

12:15 p.m. — Luncheon (as guests of the College with voucher), Commons Dining Hall — Pre-major faculty advisors and students have been invited to join you at the luncheon

1:30 p.m. — Academic Advising and Making a Good Start, Sarratt Cinema — Francille Bergquist, associate dean, College of Arts & Science and associate professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

2:15 p.m. — Pre-Health Professional Advising, Sarratt 189 — Robert Baum and Karen Laws, Health Professions Advisory Office

2:15 p.m. — Pre-Law Advising, Sarratt 116 — Klinton Alexander, pre-law advisor, Deptartment of Political Science

3:00 p.m. — Honors Program, Sarratt 189 — Dean McIntire

Map and Directions

Directions to Terrace Place Garage: From West End Avenue, turn left onto 21st Avenue South (a one-way street). Take the first left onto Terrace Place. Go a 1/2 block. The Terrace Place garage entrance will be on your left. Public parking spaces are 41-92. (Map yourself from any location using this tool.)

Below is a map with walking directions from Terrace Place Garage to Sarratt Student Center.

View more information about the College of Arts and Science and visiting Vanderbilt.

If you have further questions, please call the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (800) 288-0432 or (615) 322-2561 or email us at