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We're going on tour. Come see us in venues across the country.

This April, May, and June, the Vanderbilt Office of Undergraduate Admissions will travel to a series of Road Show receptions across the country. Each ninety-minute program typically features a media presentation led by admissions officers, a question-and-answer session, and alumni, current students, or Vanderbilt parents as speakers. Don't miss this chance to visit with members of our admissions staff and to learn more about Vanderbilt's academic opportunities, student life, and affordability through financial aid.

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Austin 06/08/15 Westlake High School Register
Baton Rouge 06/07/15 St. Joseph's Academy Register
Boise 06/03/15 Borah High School Register
Buffalo 06/01/15 Nardin Academy Register
Charleston 06/11/15 Porter-Gaud School Register
Chattanooga 06/02/15 Chattanooga School for the Arts & Science Register
Cleveland 06/03/15 Beachwood High School Register
Columbia 06/10/15 Hammond School Register
Dallas 06/07/15 Science and Engineering Magnet at Townview? Register
Denver 06/04/15 Sheraton Denver Tech Center Hotel Register
Greenville 06/09/15 Saint Joseph's Catholic School Register
Houston 06/10/15 St. John's School Register
Huntsville 06/03/15 Huntsville High School Register
Jackson 06/08/15 St. Andrew's Episcopal Register
Knoxville 06/01/15 Farragut High School Register
LA-Irvine 06/10/15 Irvine High School Register
LA-Pasadena 06/09/15 Pasadena Hilton Register
LA-Santa Monica 06/08/15 Santa Monica Public Library Register
Lexington 05/31/15 Lexington Public Library - Central Register
Little Rock 06/10/15 Mount St. Mary Academy Register
Memphis 06/09/15 White Station High School Register
Mexico City 06/11/15 Escuela Tomas Alva Edison Register
New Orleans 06/07/15 Isidore Newman School Register
Orinda 05/04/15 Miramonte High School Register
Portland 06/02/15 The Catlin Gabel School Register
Raleigh 06/08/15 Cary Academy Register
Rochester 06/02/15 Pittsford Sutherland Register
Sacramento 04/30/15 Saint Francis High School Register
San Antonio 06/09/15 Alamo Heights High School Register
San Diego 06/07/15 Marriott La Jolla Register
San Francisco 05/03/15 The Nueva School Register
San Jose 05/05/15 Hyatt House Silicon Valley Register
Seattle 06/01/15 Lakeside School Register
Toronto 05/31/15 Upper Canada College Register
Vancouver 05/31/15 West Point Grey Academy Register
Virginia Beach 06/07/15 Norfolk Academy Register

Vanderbilt Road Show FAQ:

1. What exactly is the Vanderbilt Road Show?

While we encourage all families to visit campus, the Road Show provides you with one way to learn about Vanderbilt without having to travel. Each 90-minute program typically features a media presentation led by Vanderbilt admissions officers and a question-and-answer session. Join us to learn more about Vanderbilt's unique campus, premier academic programs, the admissions process, and expanded financial aid opportunities. Many events will also feature a current Vanderbilt parent, current student, or alumnus/a as a guest speaker.

2. When are the Vanderbilt Road Shows?

In 2015 we will hold one leg of Vanderbilt Road Show events in April, May, and June with another leg to follow in August.  

3. Will my admissions officer be in attendance at the Road Show in my area?

While we try our best to send admissions officers to their territories, it is not always possible. All of our admission officers are knowledgeable about the admissions process, as well as campus life, so the presentation will be informative and worthwhile to attend, even if your counselor is not in attendance. If you are interested in establishing contact with him or her, you can find your admissions counselor's name and email address on the admissions counselor website.

4. My city is not listed. Will Vanderbilt be visiting my area any time soon?

We will be holding a series of Vanderbilt Road Show events in August as well; we will post those dates and locations early this summer.  Additionally, our admissions counselors travel to various cities and states to participate in high school visits or college fairs. Please check our college fair website or speak with your high school counselor to find out if we will be visiting your area soon. We also host evening programs across the United States and internationally with other colleges and universities. These joint travel programs typically include formal presentations from each school, as well as time for questions.

5. The event I prefer to attend is full. Is there a waitlist for the event? How can I attend?

In addition to regular registration, each event also has a waitlist set up for registration. If your preferred event is showing as full, we have reached capacity for the venue and the waitlist is currently full as well. We recommend checking back at another time as guests may change their plans and cancel their registration. You may also want to check our travel page or speak with your high school counselor to find out if we will be visiting your area soon.

6. If I cannot attend a Road Show event, how can I visit campus?

All students and parents are encouraged to visit campus. You may schedule an information session and campus tour, or attend any of our campus programs. Please see our campus visit website for more information. Registration is required for all of our campus visit programs, so we encourage visitors to register in advance and confirm your visit prior to making travel arrangements.

6. May I bring my parents or friends to the Road Show?

When you register, you are welcome to include your parents in the total number of people in your party. We strongly encourage additional students to register individually for the event.

7. I am a high school counselor interested in attending the Vanderbilt Road Show. How do I register to attend?

We would be happy to have you! Please email Road Shows Coordinator Andrew Moe with your name, high school, the event location date, and number of guests in your party. Due to seating capacity, please let us know as soon as possible so we can accommodate you.

8. Do I need to wear specific attire to the Road Show?

No. Please come dressed comfortably and you may wish to bring a jacket or sweater as some venues may be drafty.

For further information, please contact Road Shows Coordinator Andrew Moe.