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Ins and Outs of Transfer Student Orientation

Apr. 10, 2017—This just in — the new Transfer Student Leaders (TSLs) have been selected for the fall semester! This dynamic and dedicated group includes 19 newbies and 7 returners. These students are the primary pioneers to help design and execute Transfer Orientation, as well as guide a group of new transfer students through their first months acclimating to...

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Day One.

Jun. 30, 2015—Summer is in full swing and I miss my Vanderbilt so much that I’m not sure what to do with myself. Luckily, I have all of you amazing Inside ‘Dores readers, who have been sending me awesome emails that give me permission to ramble about my school, even when I’m on break (keep them coming...

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Media Immersion 2014

Sep. 28, 2014—Three days before all the First Years arrived, roughly 30 freshmen moved in to participate in Media Immersion 2014 for days packed with radio, television, photography, music recording and nonfiction writing. What they didn't expect was all the memories they made in just 72 hours.

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Exploring House Community through Books

Sep. 17, 2013—From Cloud Atlas to Frankenstein: first-year residents of Memorial share what books have to say about us individually and as a House community.

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Applying for VUcept

Jan. 30, 2012—So this year I have decided to apply for a position as a VUcept leader!  Who knows, I might get my own group of little freshmen next year to guide through orientation and their first semester!

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The Plight of the Hungry Sophomore

Aug. 24, 2011—Vanderbilt is a lot like the witch in Hansel and Gretel. When first you arrive as a freshman, Vanderbilt (heretofore known as “she“) begins to fatten you up, stuffing you with both numerous orientation and get-to-know-you events and a wealth of free food. The meal plan does not activate until the Monday before classes start,...

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