The experience begins with an hour-long presentation from an admissions counselor, who will give you key insights into the admissions process, academic and student life, our financial aid programs, the history of our storied institution, life in Music City, and more. Afterward, a student tour guide will lead you across our beautiful 330-acre, park-like campus, as s/he details the Vanderbilt experience from a student’s perspective. Lasting approximately 90 - 110 minutes, the campus tour includes a visit to a residential hall, a look at several academic facilities, The Commons Center, and more.
Please review the following information before making travel plans.
Information sessions and campus tours are offered throughout the year Monday through Friday at 10:00 AM Central Time. During the academic year, when classes are in session, we also offer a Saturday information session and campus tour, at 10:00 AM Central Time. We frequently offer additional information sessions and campus tours at 1:00 PM and/or at 2:30 PM. Please refer to the calendar to determine availability. Registration is required.
Please do not make non-refundable travel plans until you receive confirmation of your visit registration.
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If you have already made a reservation online and have a confirmation code, you have the following options:
Please note that parking at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is limited. If you are unable to find a spot right outside our office in guest parking, you’ll park in the 2525 Garage. Our bookstore – Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt – will provide up to four hours of free parking in the 2525 Garage for customers. Tickets must be validated at the checkout locations in the bookstore, not at the security desk in the 2525 West End building. Guests will be charged for parking unless they present a parking ticket that has been validated by Barnes & Noble.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is handicap accessible via West Side Row adjacent to the Carmichael Towers East residence hall. See map below.
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Wear comfortable clothes, especially shoes for the campus tour since you will be on your feet for approximately 90 minutes. Nashville summers can get very hot and humid, so please dress appropriately. We will have bottled water.
Please note that, with the exception of service animals, we do not allow pets inside the Office of Undergraduate Admissions' facilities