Vanderbilt Families

Welcome, Vanderbilt parents and families. Find information here to get involved with the university, support your student’s needs, plan visits to campus, and more.

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Vanderbilt offers so many opportunities not just academically but also through its vibrant setting in Nashville and through the incredible individuals in the community.
VU Parent, Leslie Ilany


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Get Involved

Parents are vital members of our vibrant, global Vanderbilt community. We encourage you to learn what sets us apart, share the message, and become part of something greater as we strive to accomplish our mission.

Ways to be an active member of the VU parent community

  • Become an Ambassador

    Join a team of family leaders with opportunities in your local area, virtually, and on campus.

  • Volunteer

    Support the career center, recruiting efforts, new Vanderbilt families, and more.

    Explore Volunteer Opportunities

  • Give

    Gifts to the university contribute to furthering our mission of academic excellence, innovative discovery, and service through leadership. Your gift can make a difference today for our students.

Attend Events

Chapter Events

Parents are invited to attend Vanderbilt Chapter events. Come out and meet fellow Vanderbilt parents and alumni in your area.

Family Weekend

Come to campus to visit your student and take advantage of a full weekend of events including a Conversation with the Chancellor, tours, information sessions, a Commodore football game, tailgate, and more!

Family Weekend 2024 will be held September 6-8, 2024.

Stay Informed

The Commodore Connection is a monthly e-newsletter for Vanderbilt parents and guardians. It includes announcements about events and key university happenings, as well as updates on strategic university priorities such as Opportunity Vanderbilt, Experience Vanderbilt, Student Care Network, and more.

View the latest edition of the .

Need to update your contact information? Fill out this or email us at parents@vanderbilt.edu to sign up for the newsletter.


Get Access to our Facebook Group

Join the Facebook group to connect with other Vanderbilt parents and family members.