PreVU is one of our most comprehensive programs, giving rising seniors and their parents a 360-degree view of everything that makes Vanderbilt one of the top universities in the world. Over the course of one action-packed day, visitors will learn about the university's excellent academic programs; discover how we empower a diverse and talented student body through the support of 430+ student-led organizations; get the facts about selective admissions and our no-loan Opportunity Vanderbilt financial aid policy straight from the officers themselves; tour our park-like campus, classified as a national arboretum; and meet with current students to hear what life is truly like as a Commodore.
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. — Shuttles leave from Terrace Place Garage headed to the Student Life Center
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. — Check-in, campus organizations fair
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. — Welcome and opening remarks
8:50 – 9:35 a.m. — Academic presentations by the deans of the four undergraduate schools: Blair School of Music; College of Arts and Science; Peabody College of Education and Human Development; and School of Engineering
9:45 – 10:45 a.m. — Admissions, merit scholarship, and financial aid information sessions
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — Campus walking tour
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. — Lunch at The Commons Center
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. — Student panel and closing remarks
*Schedule subject to change.
Reserved parking for PreVU attendees is available at Terrace Place Parking Garage. Shuttles will take families from Terrace Place to the Student Life Center for program check-in. Families also have the option to walk to the Student Life Center.
Your visit will include a walking tour that lasts approximately one hour, so please dress comfortably.
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Directions to Terrace Place Garage (GPS coordinates 36.1501963, -86.7996714):
From east of Nashville: Follow I-24/40W and take exit 209A. Turn left on Broadway and stay left onto Broadway at split. Turn right on 20th Ave and take second left onto Terrace Place. The garage will be on your right.
From south of Nashville: Follow I-65N to I-440W. Take exit 1 and merge onto West End Ave. Turn right on 21st Ave and take first left onto Terrace Place. The garage will be on your left.
From west of Nashville: Follow I-40W to I-440W. Take exit 1 and turn left onto Murphy Rd. Turn left on West End Ave. Turn right on 21st Ave and take first left onto Terrace Place. The garage will be on your left.
From north of Nashville: Follow I-65S to I-65S/I-40E. Take exit 209B and turn right on Broadway. Keep left onto Broadway at split and turn right on 20th Ave. Take second left onto Terrace Place. The garage will be on your right.
Below is a map with walking directions from Terrace Place Garage to the Student Life Center.