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Asked & Answered: 10 Questions About Vanderbilt’s Study Abroad Program

May. 15, 2019—Studying abroad during college is a great opportunity to broaden your experiences and see more of the world. For many students this is a key consideration during the college search process, and I frequently get questions about Vanderbilt’s study abroad options. Today, we’re going to take a closer look as we answer 10 questions about...

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Spotlight on the Arts at Vanderbilt

Apr. 18, 2019—I am often amazed at the wide range of interests and involvement I see in Vanderbilt students. Econ majors who are into theatre, musicians who love to code, engineers who sing a capella — you see these kinds of interesting combinations all over the place at Vanderbilt. For many students, a passion for the arts...

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Spotlight on Research

Apr. 11, 2019—I often hear from prospective students who are currently participating in their own research projects — independently, at their high schools, or even in collaboration with college students or professors at local universities — and want to continue to pursue research at Vanderbilt. So today we’re going to shine a spotlight on undergraduate research opportunities at...

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Why Vanderbilt?

Mar. 30, 2019—Congratulations to Vanderbilt’s Class of 2023 admits! You’ve just been selected from our most competitive applicant pool in Vanderbilt history and we’re thrilled to welcome you to be a part of our Commodore family. As you face the important decision about where to go to college, we would like to share with you why some...

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Spotlight on Service

Mar. 25, 2019—Commitment to service is a hallmark of the Vanderbilt community! Every day our students demonstrate their desire to make campus and the world a little bit better. In fact, Vanderbilt has an office entirely dedicated to helping our students find opportunities to serve — the Office of Active Citizenship and Service, or OACS for short....

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Making the Most of the Undergraduate Catalog

Feb. 1, 2019—What’s black and white, 396 pages long and full of good information?! The Vanderbilt University Undergraduate Catalog! Whether I’m out on the road or back in the office here in Nashville, I am often asked questions about specific majors or courses. While I certainly do my best to answer them, I often find myself directing...

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Virtual Tour: Update

Jan. 23, 2019—In the college search process, being able to visit campus can truly help you open your eyes and get a better understanding of what a college or university feels like. We know it’s not always possible to travel to a campus, so we offer a virtual tour. We’ve recently updated our virtual tour, and we’re excited...

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Get to know the Student Admissions Assistants

Dec. 29, 2018—If you’ve ever called our office, chances are you have talked to one of our awesome student workers. They are a team of 23 students (called Student Admissions Assistants or “SAAs”) that help our office function every day and especially during our busiest times of the year.  While admissions counselors are evaluating applications, traveling the...

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OUA Instagram Stories

Oct. 16, 2018—Over the last few years, we’ve been turning over the Vanderbilt Snapchat account to current students for takeovers. This fall, we’ve transitioned these student takeovers to the OUA Instagram account with Commodores taking over our stories to give you a window into their Vanderbilt experiences. Academics, student life, research, clubs and student organizations — these stories...

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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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Diverse ‘Dores Day 2018

Sep. 12, 2018—Each fall since 2014, the Vanderbilt community has celebrated Diverse ‘Dores Day, an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to visit campus identity spaces and learn more about their services, programming, and staff members. Last week, I stopped by the 2018 celebration to learn more about this annual event, which is sponsored by the Office...

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Our First Look at E. Bronson Ingram College

Aug. 30, 2018—  This month, Vanderbilt’s newest residential college opened its doors for the first time. I recently got my first look at E. Bronson Ingram College at an open house for staff, faculty, and students — and it is a really impressive sight! E. Bronson Ingram College is now home to approximately 340 sophomores, juniors, and...

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