Inside 'Dores

Home » Admissions » The First PreVU

The First PreVU


Posted by Caitlyn Durning on Wednesday, June 19, 2013

On Monday, I experienced my very first PreVU day!  Since I’m new to working in the admissions office during the summer, I had never before experienced the magic that is PreVU.  For those of you lovely readers that have never heard of it before, it’s a program exclusively for rising high school seniors and their families. It gives students a chance to learn more about Vanderbilt first-hand–through various info sessions, a tour and current student panel, and Commons lunch!

I started my day bright and early at the parking garage where, along with another student worker, I happily directed arriving families to parking spots and the shuttles that would carry them across campus to the Student Life Center, where a majority of the programming took place.  After I completed my morning duties, I led one of the campus tours, guiding families across campus and ending up at the Commons Center, where we all enjoyed a deeeelicious lunch.  I was really nervous to lead one of the tours for PreVU since I’d never done it before, and I’m really new to the whole tour guiding thing in general, but I think it went well! (I’m biased though. You’d have to ask one of the families on my tour how I really did!)  I actually hadn’t eaten on the Commons since November, so my reunion with the pizza that is served there was quite a happy one.  (It also helped that it was free and I didn’t have to pack my lunch that day!)  After chatting with some families and answering many awesome questions about life here at Vanderbilt, I headed back to the admissions office, where yet another tour was beginning!

Just a beautiful picture from Alumni Lawn for you to enjoy.

Although it was a somewhat of a hectic day in that I didn’t really have much time to relax, I had a lot of fun! It was a great experience to be able to talk to families and to share with them how much I truly love Vanderbilt.  Being a tour guide has re-opened my eyes to what an amazing and unique place Vanderbilt is, and I learn new things every day!


Posted in Admissions, General Information, Summer and tagged: , , , , , , ,


Explore InsideDores

we're talking about

Academics Admissions Admissions Links Alternative Spring Break Alumni Art Athletics Blair School of Music Blog Books College Life College of Arts and Science Commons Communications Conference Creative Writing Culture Dance Dining Diversity Early Decision Economics Engineering Exams Extracurriculars Fall Break Family Finals Food Football Freshman Life General Information Grad School Greek Life Health Health Care Housing International Student Internship Jobs Learning Style Living Learning Community Maymester Movies Music Nashville Nature New Year Parking Peabody College Pre-Med Professors Religious Life Rites of Spring Scholarships Service Speakers Speakers Committee Spring Break Student Leadership Student Life Student Organizations Study Abroad Studying Summer Teachers Thanksgiving Break Traditions Undergraduate Research Vanderbilt Internships Vanderbilt Programming Board VUcept Weather Winter Break Work Study Year in Review

ALL TOPICS »

Browse by Month