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A Few Important Notes on the Week of Thanksgiving

Posted by on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 in Academic Life.

Campus Photo Credit: Instagram user tylerthelatteboy

Between immersing ourselves in an incredibly busy reading season, brainstorming new ways to serve prospective students, and winding down a travel schedule that saw our officers visit a record number of locations in 2011, the holidays definitely crept up on us this year. (Our current students seemed to have received the memo – most have already returned home!) Yet Thanksgiving is only a few days away and we could certainly benefit from some R&R.

I’m sure you can relate. You’ve all worked so hard to prepare college applications in the midst of what is undoubtedly a busy school year, and there are many months of hard, rewarding work ahead. To that end, we encourage you to use the next few days to relax. Even the most ambitious of us need to periodically unwind and think of anything other than the most important tasks at hand – at least for a day or two. Our academic and work-related priorities can wait until Monday, I assure you, but our friends and family won’t always be so close at-hand. Take advantage of it!

Before signing off, we wanted to keep you abreast of the most timely information regarding our office hours and schedules during this holiday week and beyond. From all of us in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, we wish you a restful and relaxing break and look forward to speaking with you when we return!

Office Hours and Officer Vacation

In observance of Thanksgiving, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will be closed on Thursday, November 24th, and Friday, November 25th. Moreover, individual admissions officers may use additional vacation time on either end of the holiday, so it’s possible that not everyone will be back to work on Monday, November 28th. Regardless, your phone calls and emails will be answered as soon as the officers return.

Important Contact Information

For general questions or to check for receipt of application materials, call our main office at 1.800.288.0432 or email and a member of our staff will be happy to assist you.

Contact your Admissions Counselor or Alaine Sutton to follow-up on an incomplete notice.

Contact Admissions Counselor and CoRPs Coordinator Dustin Lynn with any interview-related questions or concerns.

If you have a detailed request related to your application, contact your Admissions Counselor.

Finally, be sure to follow the University’s highly informative Twitter and Facebook activities, and tag your Instagram photos with a #vanderbilt hashtag if you visit campus. Who knows? Maybe one will land in a future blog post!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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