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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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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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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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