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...
Meet Jessica Forinash
Oct. 17, 2011—Indianola, Iowa is my hometown. My parents still live in the same house that I grew up in. Except for my sister, who came to Nashville after visiting me, my whole family still lives in Iowa. I am the admissions counselor responsible for Arizona, Colorado, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and Canada! Say that...
Blogging Opportunity for Incoming Vanderbilt Students
Aug. 19, 2011— For those of you in the Vanderbilt class of 2015 who are still reading our admissions blog, check out this opportunity: Be a Commons Video Blogger! WHO: You! WHAT: Be a Commons Video Blogger. Capture unique moments and tell compelling stories through video. Be a voice for the Commons and share amazing...
PreVU Registration Now Open!
Apr. 15, 2011—Spend a day getting the inside story on our admissions process, learning more about our superior academics, finding out how we support diversity, discovering what we do to make Vanderbilt affordable, taking a campus tour, and seeing for yourself what life is like at one of America’s top universities.
Inside a Vanderbilt Project
Apr. 11, 2011—On this blog we spend most of the time talking about the ins/outs of admissions. I’m always pushing my readers to Inside ‘Dores to get the inside perspective of class and social life on campus. This past week I learned about a great class project that evolved into a campus movement and I thought it...
You’re Admitted! Now What?
Mar. 29, 2011—First, take a breather and appreciate what you’ve accomplished. Then, explore our Class of 2015 page. This will answer most of your questions about the matriculation deposit, setting up your VUnetID, and requesting housing on campus. Also, explore the Common Place Class of 2015 message board where you’ll find helpful information regarding your life here...
Feb. 22, 2011—We’ve finally dug out from the snow this winter and the first signs of spring are in the air here in Nashville! Believe it or not, there’s only about one month standing between us and mailing day. I know if you’re a Regular Decision applicant waiting for that April 1st admissions decision, you feel as...
Meet John Gaines, Director of OUA
Feb. 21, 2011—My hometown is Owensboro, KY. I am the admissions counselor responsible for “the islands”: Manhattan, Hawaii, and England (really, all of Europe).
Have mission. Will travel.
Feb. 8, 2011—In my last post, I talked about all the places we go overseas and how many international students find their way to us. What about the domestic students (the ones who fill 94% of our class)? How does OUA reach out to y’all?
On-Campus Housing at Vanderbilt
Jan. 27, 2011—I’m not one to prop up U.S. News & World Report rankings, as I’m sure you know if you’ve read my previous posts on the topic. However, I saw this bit today and thought it was an appropriate time to discuss campus housing. According to the news organization, Vanderbilt is one of the top ten...
Meet Thom Golden
Oct. 8, 2010—My hometown is Snellville, GA by way of Nashville, TN. I am the admissions counselor responsible for the areas of Chicago, Mexico & the Caribbean.
Meet Harper Haynes
Oct. 1, 2010—Anderson, South Carolina is my hometown. I am the admissions counselor responsible for Northern and Central Florida and South Carolina.