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Student Care Network

Oct. 3, 2018—As we wrote in our recent post on Diverse ‘Dores Day 2018, the Vanderbilt community is one that provides support to help students thrive in and out of the classroom. In addition to diversity and inclusion, this is also true when it comes to student health and wellbeing. That’s one reason behind the launch of...

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Immersion Vanderbilt

Jul. 13, 2018—Immersion Vanderbilt is a new academic initiative designed to integrate classroom knowledge with experience, and give Vanderbilt students a deeper, more complete education. Immersion Vanderbilt calls for undergraduates to undertake an intensive learning experience that marries their interests and passion in making a change in the world. Students will be able to pursue these opportunities through...

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Life After Vanderbilt: Career Outcomes

May. 31, 2018—In honor of Vanderbilt’s Commencement and our recent graduates, let’s fast forward for a moment. Fast forward past your own high school graduation. Imagine jumping a few years past that to your college graduation. When you walk across that stage, do you see yourself having a job? Traveling the world? Giving back to your community? Or...

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Class of 2018 – Student Spotlight

May. 21, 2018—As commencement season comes to a close, we would like to highlight some extraordinary Commodores on their accomplishments at Vanderbilt. Check out these amazing grads: Name: Jalen Dansby Hometown: Houston, TX Jalen’s Vanderbilt career as a Chancellor’s Scholar was nothing short of impressive, having majored in Medicine, Health and Society; leading organizations such as Minority...

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3 Cheers for Spring Travel!

May. 17, 2018—‘Tis the season for amazing spring travel! It’s been quite busy this spring attending college fairs, speaking engagements, and high schools. Not to mention, we’ve visited some pretty nice places. Thanks to this new phenomenon called, “the selfie” —we have captured some amazing shots, and today on the blog we’d like to share a few...

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Academic Exploration

May. 3, 2018—For 3 of the last 4 years, Vanderbilt has received the “#1 Happiest Students” ranking from Princeton Review ! While a number of factors have led to this accolade; I believe one important Vanderbilt hallmark is that our students are free to explore all of their academic interests. At this moment, you may think you...

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Introducing Vanderbilt’s New Residential Colleges

Apr. 10, 2018—Vanderbilt University’s $600 million investment in constructing four new residential colleges is well under way with a scheduled completion by 2023. The first of their kind at Vanderbilt, Warren and Moore Colleges opened their doors in 2014. Over the next several years, Vanderbilt will construct four more residential colleges along West End Ave. Up first,...

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Snapchat Takeovers for Admitted Students

Mar. 30, 2018—Most Tuesdays, the Vanderbilt University Snapchat account is turned over to a current undergraduate student for a takeover. These takeovers feature highlights of the student experience and give you a look into what it’s like to be a Commodore. This April, we’ve planned several takeovers especially for admitted students, including both students and, for the...

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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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Introducing Our Newest Admissions Counselors!

Sep. 5, 2017—Well—it’s the start of another wonderful recruitment cycle! Do you know what that means for admissions counselors? Flights, applications, food, college fairs, hotels, and did I say amazing food?! As counselors, we enjoy forging new relationships and advocating for the admission of numerous, talented scholars! With an office of 32 admissions counselors, we practice a concept...

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