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My Junior Year Bucket List

Posted by on Monday, October 22, 2018 in College Life, College of Arts and Science, Extracurriculars, Food, General Information, Nashville, Student Life, Traditions.

Being halfway through my time at Vanderbilt has caused me to really think about what I’d like to do before I graduate with a renewed sense of urgency (only 2 years to do it all!). So, both for the sake of documenting my bucket list for myself and to give you all a sense of all that Vanderbilt and Nashville have to offer, I thought I’d post my junior year bucket list on the blog! Enjoy, and let me know if I’m missing anything that you think I should do before I leave Vanderbilt.


  1. Watch the sunrise/sunset on Love Hill- Love Hill is known for its beautiful view of Nashville, and I’m a real sucker for sunrises and sunsets, so I just have to. Throw in some friends and it seems like the perfect equation for a great day.
  2. Get dinner at the Catbird Seat- this is easily one of coolest, most innovative restaurants in Nashville, and is a really cool environment where diners are actively interacting with the staff throughout the meal. In all honesty, I’ve had this selected as my dinner spot for graduation since my first year at Vanderbilt (this says a lot about my priorities).
  3. Go to all of the concerts at Live on the Green- Live on the Green is a yearly free concert series in Nashville with AMAZING artists, and takes place right as school is starting. I’ve gone the last two years and intend to do the same for the remainder of my college career. So far, I’ve gotten to see acts like Portugal. The Man, Young the Giant, Dawes, Kurt Vile, and more live for free, and I’ll be adding several more artists to the list.
  4. Go to Lonnie’s- Lonnie’s is a famed spot for karaoke among first-year students at Vanderbilt, and somehow, I have managed to miss every opportunity to go despite my status as a junior. I’m not going to lie, I have doubts about whether I can convince my friends to undertake this project with me.
  5. Participate in a cultural showcase- The Diwali Showcase, Café Con Leche, Harambee, the Lunar New Year Festival, and more- there are so many ways to get involved with different cultures at Vanderbilt and participating as a dancer in one of the showcases is easily one of the best ways.


While there are a million other things on my bucket list for the remainder of my time at Vanderbilt, I think I’ll stop my list there for the sake of time. If you have any suggestions for things I should do before I graduate or have questions about life at Vanderbilt, feel free to contact me at


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