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VISITING

Yes, during the academic year (when classes are in session), information sessions and campus tours are offered Monday through Saturday at 10 a.m. We frequently offer additional information sessions and campus tours at 1:00 PM and/or at 2:30 PM. Information sessions last approximately one hour, followed by a 90 – 110 minute tour of campus.

Registration is required. Please visit the Daily Information Session and Campus Tour page for more information and to register. 

Yes, Vanderbilt offers a program called ‘Dore for a Day which invites high school juniors, seniors and admitted students to spend a half-day on campus “shadowing” a current Vanderbilt student.

As a ‘Dore for a Day participant, you will meet your host at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 1:00 p.m. CST and eat lunch together at an on-campus eatery (lunch included). Then you will attend one or two classes with your host and spend time together exploring campus. Your visit will conclude at 4:00 p.m.

'Dore for a Day is available Monday through Friday, from mid-September to mid-April, when classes are in session and when space is available. The month of April is reserved for admitted students and for students offered a spot on our wait list.

Registration is required. When registering, please allow at least two weeks prior to your anticipated visit. Reservations will be confirmed on a space-available basis. Learn more by visiting the ‘Dore for a Day page.

Visit our Admissions Counselor page to find your admissions counselor’s contact information.  

To schedule an appointment with your admissions officer, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 1-800-288-0432 or 615-322-2561. See the Find Your Major page for information on specific academic departments and faculty contacts.

Nashville is a very accessible city. The Nashville International Airport has 11 major airlines including Southwest, Delta, American Airlines, and US Airways. Nashville is also at the crossroads of three major interstates: I-40, I-65, and I-24.

From the north, take I-65 South to I-40 West, exit 209B. Turn right on Broadway. Stay in the right lane and it will turn into West End Avenue. Continue on West End to the stoplight at 23rd Avenue. (Please note that there is no 22nd Avenue.) Turn left on 23rd Avenue into the campus.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of Student Financial Aid and Undergraduate Scholarships are located on your immediate right as you enter the campus.

From the east or south, take I-40 West to exit 209A. Turn left on Broadway. Stay in the right lane and it will turn into West End Avenue. Continue on West End to the stoplight at 23rd Avenue. (Please note that there is no 22nd Avenue.) Turn left on 23rd Avenue into the campus. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of Student Financial Aid and Undergraduate Scholarships are located on your immediate right as you enter the campus.

From the west, take I-40 East to exit 209B. Turn right on Broadway (US 70 S). Stay in the right lane and it will turn into West End Avenue. Continue on West End to the stoplight at 23rd Avenue. (Please note that there is no 22nd Avenue.) Turn left on 23rd Avenue into the campus. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of Student Financial Aid and Undergraduate Scholarships are located on your immediate right as you enter the campus.

We encourage you to schedule a visit online. If you have additional questions about scheduling your visit, call 800-288-0432 or 615-322-2561 (remember Vanderbilt is on Central time).

Yes, for groups of five or more, tours begin at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. during the weekday. Optional group information sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.. Reservations for these group tours and information sessions must be made at least two weeks in advance. Schedule your group visits using via our group visit page.

Yes, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to make arrangements at 800-288-0432 or 615-322-2561. You may also e-mail your admissions counselor. All counselor information can be found at Your Admissions Counselor page.

There is something for everyone in Nashville, from professional sports (including the Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators) to music and arts venues including Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Country Music Hall of Fame, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, The Grand Ole Opry and more! For a great dining experience try some Nashville Originals, restaurants unique to Nashville.

Please see our Nashville page for more on what makes Music City the perfect setting for the collegiate experience.

Please note that parking at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is limited. If you are unable to find a spot right outside our office in guest parking, you’ll park in the 2525 Garage. Our bookstore – Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt – will provide up to four hours of free parking in the 2525 Garage for customers with a validated ticket. Tickets must be validated at the checkout locations in the bookstore, not at the security desk in the 2525 West End building. Guests will be charged for parking unless they present a parking ticket that has been validated by Barnes & Noble.

For your convenience, we’ve developed a map of our office and 2525 Garage that can be used to plot directions from virtually anywhere. You may also view directions in list form on our website, which also contains helpful information on hotels, rental cars and exploring Nashville.