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Register for an Information Session and Campus Tour

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.

Choose Your Dates

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8 a.m – 5 p.m. Central Time
Saturday* (September – April) 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Central Time
Sunday Closed
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is also closed:

November 18, and 23 – 25
December 9, 16, 22 – 26, and 30
January 1 and 6

*except student breaks and exam periods

Information sessions and campus tours are offered throughout the year. Use our calendar to see our current availability and register. Note that only information sessions and tours with availability appear on our calendar.  

  • You must register to attend an information session and tour.
  • Visitors who have not registered may ask to be placed on a wait list on the day of your visit and will be accommodated for the information session if seating is available.
  • Visitors wishing to join a campus tour without attending the information session will be accommodated based on tour guide availability.
  • We offer an additional campus tour on select Saturday afternoons during the academic year. These campus tours do not include information sessions led by admission officers, and are listed as “Tour Only” on the calendar.

Make Your Travel Arrangements

Please do not make non-refundable travel plans until you receive confirmation of your visit registration.

Explore transportation and lodging options via the Vanderbilt Visitors Travel Portal.

Learn about campus happenings taking place during your visit.

Reschedule or Cancel Your Reservation

To  reschedule your reservation, please contact us at (800) 288-0432 or (615) 322-2561. To cancel your reservation call or email us at admissions@vanderbilt.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I park?

Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt   will provide up to four hours of free parking in the 2525 Garage  at 2525 West End Avenue. Tickets can be validated only at the checkout locations  in the bookstore . Guests will be charged for parking unless they present a validated parking ticket.

An accessible entrance to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions can be reached via West Side Row adjacent to the Carmichael Towers East residence hall. See map below. This location is for drop-off only; parking is available at the 2525 Garage.

For your convenience, we've developed a map of our office and 2525 Garage that can be used to plot directions from virtually anywhere. You may also view directions in list form.


View Parking - Office of Undergraduate Admissions in a larger map

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. Nashville summers can get very hot and humid, so please dress appropriately. We will have bottled water.

Are pets allowed?

Please note that, with the exception of service animals, we do not allow pets inside the Office of Undergraduate Admissions' facilities