4 Vanderbilt Visit Opportunities for the Fall
Whether you’re a high school senior finalizing the list of colleges you’ll apply to, a junior just thinking about your college options, or a younger student ready to start the college search process, a campus visit is great way to learn more about a school and see how it feels. After all, there’s nothing like experiencing a campus for yourself to see if it’s a good fit for you. Vanderbilt offers a wide range of campus visit opportunities throughout the year. Here are four that are perfect for this fall:
- Daily information session and campus tour. This one-hour presentation and 90-minute tour is like Vanderbilt 101. It’s a perfect place to start to get to know Vanderbilt and our admissions process. In the historic Old Gym, a Vanderbilt admissions counselor will discuss academics, campus life, financial aid, life in Music City, how we evaluate applications, and more. After the info session, a student tour guide will lead you on a walk through (a portion of) Vanderbilt’s 330-acre campus, including a visit to The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons and a look inside a residence hall room.
- ‘Dore for a Day. This half-day visit program lets you shadow a current student in order to give you an inside look at what it’s like to be a Commodore. At 1:00 p.m., you meet your student host at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and the two of you share lunch (included in the program) at one of campus’s many dining spots. Then it’s off to a class and hanging out on campus before the program ends at 4:00 p.m. ‘Dore for a Day is designed specifically for high school juniors and seniors (and admitted and wait listed students in the spring). We also offer Global ‘Dore for a Day, designed for international prospective students.
- Visiting Class. Want a deeper look into Vanderbilt academics? Maybe you’d like to check out a course in your prospective major or see what a college seminar is like. Whatever your academic interests, you can visit a class in any of Vanderbilt’s four undergraduate colleges. Some of the courses on offer this fall include Premodern Japan, Human Evolutionary Genetics, Developmental Psychology, Introductory Biomechanics, and World Music. See the full list for each college on our class visits page.
- The Vanderbilt Virtual Tour. If you can’t fit a physical campus visit into your plans, you can still make it for a virtual tour. With student tour guides, photos, videos, and more, this interactive virtual tour is the next best thing to being here.
Need one more great reason to visit campus this fall? Nashville! Vanderbilt’s home town has been named to Fodor’s top 25 “Go List” for 2014, Conde Nast’s “Where To Go In 2014,” and The New York Times’s “52 places to go in 2014.” The Nashville experience is a great part of being a Vanderbilt student, so be sure to explore the city during your visit.