Admitted Student Visit Programs
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- Open Houses
- Admitted Student Information Sessions and Campus Tours
- Vanderbilt & You
- 'Dore for a Day
- Global 'Dore for a Day
- Virtual Tour of Vanderbilt
During the month of April, the College of Arts and Science, Peabody School of Education and Human Development, and School of Engineering host on-campus events for students deciding on their college choice. Open Houses are designed to showcase the university's top-tier academic programs and to provide a sense of student life at Vanderbilt.
Students who are unable to attend an Open House are encouraged to register for an Admitted Student Information Session and Tour. These sessions feature a student panel, Q and A session, campus tour, and lunch at The Ingram Commons (free to our guests).
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will host three of these sessions in the historic Old Gym, each lasting from 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Register for one of the three programs by clicking the appropriate link below the event schedule.
9:30 a.m. — Check-In at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions — Coffee and Tea
10:00 a.m. — Welcome from the Director — John Gaines, Director of Admissions, M. Ed.
10:05 a.m. — Why Vanderbilt? — A Conversation with Current Students
11:00 a.m. — Walking Campus Tour
12:15 p.m. — Complimentary Lunch — The Ingram Commons Center
Conclusion of Lunch — Walk back to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with Admissions Staff
In addition to these special information sessions, admitted students are able to take advantage of the OUA's Daily Information Sessions and Campus Tours. Learn more or go straight to the registration page by clicking the link below.
During the month of April, the Offices of Undergraduate Admissions and Alumni Relations host informal receptions for admitted students in 40+ locations throughout the country and the world. These receptions connect admitted students with each other as well as to alumni, admissions officers, and other university staff. Use this opportunity to catch a glimpse of what it means to be a part of the global Commodore community.
'Dore for a Day is a half-day visit program designed for juniors, seniors and admitted students which offers participants the chance to shadow a current Vanderbilt student. In April, all spots in the 'Dore for a Day program are reserved for admitted and wait-listed students, so don't miss this great opportunity to see what life is truly like as a Commodore.
This program functions the same as 'Dore for a Day, but is designed exclusively for international students. Likewise, the month of April is reserved for admitted and wait-listed international students.
Regardless of your visit plans in April, we encourage all new 'Dores to experience the virtual tour of Vanderbilt. Featuring current students as guides (one from each of the university's four undergraduate schools), the tour gives users an experience of campus rivaled only by an actual visit. What's more, the tour is presented in three languages – English, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish – making it useful for both domestic and select international audiences. The tour is also populated with plenty of supplemental material intended to illuminate the complete Vanderbilt experience, including 50+ captivating panoramic images, still photography, and videos.