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Class of 2023 Parents

Welcome to Vanderbilt! We are excited that your family will be joining the Vanderbilt community.

Important summer information

  • View a list of action items to be completed before Move-In Day
  • View a list of what you and your student will receive from Vanderbilt in the coming months
  • The Move-In 2019 Schedule will be coming soon

Important dates for fall 2019

  • August 17: First-Year student move-in begins at 7 a.m.
  • August 17-25: New Student Orientation (CommonVU)
  • August 18: Upperclass residence halls open at 9 a.m.
  • August 21: First day of class

See also: Academic Calendar | University Calendar

Move-in Day activities

A full move-in and orientation schedule will be mailed to your student from the Housing Office and emailed to you later this summer. Move-in and related activities for parents and families take place from 7 a.m. on Saturday, August 17, through noon on Sunday, August 19. You will be informed of your specific move-in time in the housing notification packet you will receive around August 1. The following is a tentative list of activities during this busy weekend.

Saturday, August 17
• Receive Commodore Card and room key
• Meet faculty head of house and residential staff
• Resource and information fair
• Parent/student meetings with school deans
• Various information sessions
• House dinners
• Mandatory floor meetings (students only)

Sunday, August 18
• Dean’s reception and farewell breakfast
• Parents and family orientation session
• Orientation and activities continue for students after departure of family members

Planning your travel

We recommend that you plan to arrive on Friday evening, August 16, to prepare for move-in on Saturday morning. Parents are encouraged to depart on Sunday, August 18, around 1pm.

Important links

First-Year Parent Commodore Connection (e-newsletter) series

We will be sending a series of emails over the summer each with important information about your student’s upcoming arrival to campus. They will also be available for you to view here:

2019 First-Year Parent Commodore Connection.

Parent Information Line: or email