Welcome to Vanderbilt, #vu2019
Last weekend, we released Early Decision I admissions results and welcomed the newest Commodores to the Vanderbilt community. In the days since becoming ‘Dores, these new students have been reveling in their admission and sharing their joy across Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and other social media hot spots. It’s a beautiful thing, and you can check it out for yourself with the embedded slideshow below.
And for all you new students, congratulations and welcome to Vanderbilt! Keep those #vu2019 posts coming, but remember that you have some other items on your to-do list:
- Make sure you have claimed your spot by December 31. Log in to your MyAppVU account to claim your spot, pay your deposit, and make it all official. (If you need technical assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org.)
- Join the Class of 2019 Facebook group where you can connect with other members of the Class of 2019, ask questions to upperclass students, and share your excitement about becoming a Commodore.
- Visit the website of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons to explore the online community for your new home.
- Keep reading Inside ‘Dores, where our student bloggers will continue to give you an inside look at the student experience of Vanderbilt.
- Explore the Course Catalog. It’s never too early to start looking at potential classes or daydreaming about your life on campus next year. You might also want to check out my blog posts (part 1 & part 2) about the First-Year Writing Seminars, featuring comments from faculty on what they enjoy most about teaching these courses.
- Contact a student with questions. You have no idea how excited our current students get when they receive emails from new admits. Seriously, they would love to hear from you, and they really are a great resource for learning about life at Vanderbilt.
- Be sympathetic to all of your friends who still have to complete their college apps by the January 1 deadline (while quietly doing a little happy dance that you are already in to your dream school).