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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 2014 Class Visit Schedules

Spring 2014 Holiday and Final Exam Schedule

Class visitation is not available on the following days:
  • March 1-9:  Spring Break 
  • April 21: Final day of classes
  • April 22 - May 1: Reading days and final exams

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

  • Select a few different classes that work with your visit schedule in case one of your choices has a test or exam, or is not meeting on the day you are visiting. 
  • Arrive 10 minutes early and introduce yourself to the professor.
  • Please stay the entire class; do not leave in the middle of a discussion or faculty instruction.
  • If possible, take the opportunity to speak with students of the class after the seminar or lecture.
  • Turn off your cell phone; refrain from taking flash pictures and videos.
  • Do not bring younger siblings to class.