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Anchor Days

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Designed specifically for admitted regular decision students:

  • See for yourself what life is like at Vanderbilt
  • Connect with current Vanderbilt students
  • Tour Campus
  • Enjoy lunch on The Commons
  • Meet Vanderbilt faculty

Register for Anchor Days!

In addition to these special information sessions, admitted students are able to take advantage of our Daily Information Sessions and Campus Tours

Anchor Days schedule for all programs

Hosted on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

8:00 a.m.  —  Check-In and Complimentary Breakfast in the Ingram Commons Dining Room. Financial Aid officers will be available if you would like more information about your financial aid award.
9:00 a.m.  —  Welcome and Congratulations! 
9:30 a.m.  —  The Commons First Year Experience  
10:15 a.m.  — Student Panel  
11:00 a.m.  — Walking Tour of Campus
12:30 p.m. — Complimentary Lunch 
1:30 p.m. —  Student and Faculty Mixer
2:15 p.m. —  Program Concludes

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I stay?

For area lodging information, see our visitor information page

What should I wear?

Show your Vanderbilt spirit and join us in wearing Black & Gold. This is not required, but encouraged!

Can I bring a guest?

Yes, admitted students and their guests are welcome to attend Anchor Days.

Do I need to bring anything specific for my visit?

Wear comfortable clothes, especially shoes for the campus tour since you will be on your feet for approximately 90 minutes. 

Where do I park?

Reserved parking will be located in Parking Lot 82 (Zone 1), only a short distance from The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons Center. This parking lot is located at the corner of Edgehill Ave and 18th Ave South. Upon your arrival, parking assistants will be available to direct you to the Commons Center, located at 1281 18th Ave South, Nashville, TN, 37212. For your reference, we have included a map below.

What if I need to change or cancel my reservation?

To view, cancel, or reschedule your reservation, visit our reservations page and enter the confirmation code from your registration email.   

Map of Martha Rivers Ingram Commons Center and Parking Lot 82

Please Note: If needed, guests may be dropped off in front of The Commons Center in the drive-way on Horton Ave. Cars must not be left unattended and will be required to move to the reserved parking lot after drop-off.

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