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Schedule of Events

  • arrowThursday, October 3

    Reunion Kick-off Reception
    Welcome and Registration
    4–6 p.m.
    Divinity School Tillett Lounge
    Come check-in and enjoy wine and cheese with old friends. 
    *We are happy to assist you, or a group of your classmates, in making dinner reservations prior to the Cole Lecture.

    Cole Lecture
    7 p.m.
    Benton Chapel

    Alumni/ae and Friends Reception
    Following the Cole Lecture
    Divinity School Reading Room (the former refectory)

  • arrowFriday, October 4

    Reunion Registration
    7:30–9 a.m.
    Divinity School Reading Room (the former refectory)

    Coffee and Doughnuts
    9–10 a.m.
    Divinity School Reading Room (the former refectory)
    Come join current VDS/ GDR students and faculty as they gather for this Friday morning tradition at the Divinity School.

    Cole Lecture
    10 a.m.
    Benton Chapel

    VDS/GDR Talkback
    11 a.m.–noon
    Divinity School Room 122
    Join us for a discussion with current faculty and VDS/GDR students on topics and questions raised from the Cole Lecture

    Undergraduate Reunion Educational Programs
    11:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
    These events are open to all Vanderbilt alumni. See a complete schedule here.

    Dean’s Luncheon and Address
    Divinity School Reading Room (the former refectory)
    Enjoy lunch and conversation with the 16th dean of the Divinity School, Emilie M. Townes.

    Alumni/ae and Faculty Memorial Service
    2:30–3:30 p.m.
    Benton Chapel

    GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Alumni/ae Al’s Pub
    3:30–6 p.m.
    Divinity School Tillett Lounge and Courtyard
    Graduates from 2003–2013, (GOLD alumni/ae) are invited to join current VDS/GDR students, faculty and staff for special Homecoming fellowship and good cheer!

  • arrowSaturday, October 5

    2 hours prior to kickoff
    Homecoming Tailgate
    Olin Lawn
    Drop by the big tent just a few steps from Vanderbilt Stadium for a delicious Southern buffet. Adults $25—food and beverages; children (6–12) $10; children 5 and under free. Sponsored by Nashville Vanderbilt Chapter

    Time TBD*
    Homecoming Football Game
    Dudley Field
    Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Missouri Tigers
    Come cheer the ’Dores on to victory! A limited number of game tickets are available at $55 each. To order, call (615) 322-4158. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit of four tickets per alumnus/a. Football tickets will not be mailed—pick yours up between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday, October 4, at the undergraduate Reunion registration (Sarratt Promenade, second floor) or on Saturday, October 5, at the Homecoming Tailgate (Olin Lawn).

    *Game time is not determined by Vanderbilt. The time will be announced approximately 10 days before kickoff. Check closer to game day for kickoff time.

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