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Visiting Classes

One of the best ways to explore academic life at Vanderbilt is to sit in on a class. You'll have an opportunity to meet our dynamic professors and to interact with your future classmates, and you'll get first-hand impressions of the level of instruction you can expect as a student at Vanderbilt.

Below you will find the most current class visit options for each of our four undergraduate schools. Note that the Office of Undergraduate Admissions can't predict daily class plans and that there may be times when a visit isn't appropriate. To best plan your class visit, please review the exam schedule below and attempt to contact the professors who teach classes you're interested in visiting. In some instances, it's possible you will not get a response, so please arrive at the class about 10 minutes early and introduce yourself to the professor so s/he knows you are there, and to be sure your visit doesn't conflict with any class plans. For instance, a field trip, quiz, or exam day would constitute a time in which it wouldn't be convenient for the students or professor for you to be in attendance. Please be sure to have a second choice class selected in the event that your first choice class is not available for any reason. Also be advised that classes may change location during the semester unbeknownst to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. 

Fall 2015 Class Visit Schedules

Fall 2015 Holiday and Final Exam Schedule

Class visitation is not available on the following days:

  • October 15-16:  Fall Break
  • November 21-29:  Thanksgiving Holiday 
  • December 10: Final day of classes
  • December 11-19: Reading days and final exams

To make the most of this opportunity, consider the following tips: