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Commencement Traditions

May. 14, 2018—Last Friday we said goodbye to the Class of 2018 as they received their diplomas and began their lives after Vanderbilt! We will miss them dearly, but we’re glad that we got to spend three days celebrating them before they left! One of my favorite Vanderbilt Commencement traditions happens on the Wednesday before graduation: Commons...

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The Commodore Card: Your Passport to Nashville

Apr. 17, 2018—One of the first things you’ll get as a Vanderbilt student is a Commodore Card. This is your student ID and it serves many purposes. You need it to swipe into your residence hall, you can use it to gain access to academic buildings after hours, and (maybe most importantly) you use it to pay...

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Spring Visit Options

Mar. 8, 2018—Spring has sprung here in Nashville! For students at Vanderbilt, spring means that Rites of Spring and  final exams are on the horizon. For juniors and seniors in high school, spring is a time to start ramping up or wrapping up the college search process! Usually this means many visits to college campuses. Here are...

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Ask the Tour Guides: What surprised you?

Dec. 7, 2017—No matter how much research you do about a college—through virtual tours, browsing the website, or visiting campus—there will always be something that surprises you once you become a student there! For this post we asked the tour guides (and one of student workers, Gwen!) to tell us: What surprised you the most about Vanderbilt?...

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Ask the Tour Guides: Favorite Classes

Nov. 6, 2017—One of the best parts of Vanderbilt is the academic flexibility you have as a student. Although you apply to one of Vanderbilt’s four undergraduate schools, once you get here you can take classes in any of the undergraduate schools and even have a second major or a minor in a school other than your home...

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Ask the Tour Guides: Moving to Nashville

Oct. 30, 2017—You can find answers to all kinds of questions on our website, but sometimes there is no substitute for hearing from a current student. In our “Ask the Tour Guides” series we will ask some of our tour guides to answer commonly asked questions about the student experience at Vanderbilt. For our first post we...

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