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  • arrow Schedule of Events

    Thursday, October 3

    11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
    Undergraduate Admissions Campus Tours

    2305 West End Ave.


    11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
    VUSN Class of 1963 and Quinq Luncheon

    Godchaux Hall Living Room
    Reservations are required.
    R.S.V.P. to susan.shipley@vanderbilt.edu.


    Noon–8 p.m.
    Fine Arts Gallery “Difficult Art and the Liberal Arts Imagination”

    Cohen Memorial Hall


    1–1:45 p.m.
    VUSN Sharing Quinq Memories

    Annex classroom, School of Nursing
    R.S.V.P. to susan.shipley@vanderbilt.edu.


    2:15–3:15 p.m.
    Martha Rivers Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt Dean’s Reception and Tour Dean’s residence

    R.S.V.P. to christina.bailey@vanderbilt.edu.


    4 p.m.
    History of Art Alumni Lecture

    Vanderbilt alumna Mary Anne Hunting, BA’80, architectural historian, New York City
    “Edward Durell Stone, modernist architect: From Vanderbilt to the Kennedy Center”
    Cohen Memorial Hall, Room 203


    4–5 p.m.
    School of Engineering— Meet Dean Philippe M. Fauchet “Engineers are Responsible for more Revolutions than any other group: Political, Religious or Otherwise”

    Featheringill Hall, Adams Atrium
    R.S.V.P. at (615) 322-0720 or email mary.l.o.kelly@vanderbilt.edu.


    4–6 p.m.
    History of Art Alumni Lecture

    Cohen Memorial Hall, Room 203
    R.S.V.P. at anne.hill@vanderbilt.edu.


    4:30 p.m.
    Medicine, Health and Society Conference “The Politics of Health” Panel discussion day one: “Health Justice”

    Keynote address: Emilie Townes, dean of the Vanderbilt Divinity School

    Board of Trust Room, Student Life Center


    7 p.m.
    Divinity School Cole Lecture

    Benton Chapel
    Reception immediately following.


    7–9 p.m.
    Blair Alumni/Student Networking Dinner

    Blair Faculty Lounge/Wilma Ward Courtyard
    R.S.V.P. at (615) 343-7819 or addie.sullivan@vanderbilt.edu.

    Friday, October 4

    8 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Reunion Registration/Packet Pickup

    Sarratt Promenade, second floor


    9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Quinq Brunch and Program


    10 a.m.
    Divinity School Cole Lecture

    Benton Chapel


    10:30 a.m.
    Medicine, Health and Society Conference “The Politics of Health”
    Panel discussion day two: “Health Infrastructure”

    Keynote address: Milton Curry, associate dean of the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

    The Commons Center multipurpose room—235/237


    11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
    Undergraduate Admissions Campus Tours

    2305 West End Ave.


    11:30 a.m.
    Peabody Pioneer Lunch

    Peabody Library, Fireside Reading Room
    R.S.V.P. at (615) 322-8500 or email laquita.williams@vanderbilt.edu.


    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    VUSN Lunch and Learn

    Frist Hall Room 140
    R.S.V.P. to susan.shipley@vanderbilt.edu.


    11:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Educational Programs


    Noon–4 p.m.
    Fine Arts Gallery “Difficult Art and the Liberal Arts Imagination”

    Cohen Memorial Hall


    1–2 p.m.
    Conversation with the Chancellor

    Sarratt Cinema
    Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will provide a university update.


    2–3:30 p.m.
    LGBTQI Alumni/Student Panel: Life after VU

    Sarratt 189


    2 p.m.
    Medicine, Health and Society Conference “The Politics of Health”
    Panel discussion day two: “Race and Inequality”

    Keynote address: Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for the New York Public Library

    The Commons Center multipurpose room—235/237


    2–3:30 p.m.
    AVBA Alumni/Student Panel: Life as a Vanderbilt Alumnus/a
    Bishop Joseph Johnson

    Black Cultural Center
    Call (615) 322-4405 or email bethany.s.glass@vanderbilt.edu.


    2–4 p.m.
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Open House

    Student Lounge, Light Hall, 3rd floor
    Open to all reuniting Vanderbilt alumni.


    2–4 p.m.
    Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy Reception

    Magnolia Courtyard (just outside the Stevenson Center)


    2:30–3:30 p.m.
    University Alumnus/a and Faculty Memorial Service

    Benton Chapel
    Sponsored by the Divinity School, university chaplain and the Office of Religious Life


    2:30–3:30 p.m.
    School of Nursing Dessert Social and Tour

    Godchaux Hall Living Room
    Tour begins at 2:45 p.m.
    Reservations requested.
    R.S.V.P. to susan.shipley@vanderbilt.edu.


    2:30–3:30 p.m.
    Wilson Hall Tour

    Wilson Hall, Room 301
    Sponsored by the Department of Psychology
    R.S.V.P. at (615) 322-0070 or jennifer.lass@vanderbilt.edu.


    3:30–4:30 p.m.
    K.C. Potter and the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) Life Open House

    Euclid, 312 West Side Row


    3–5 p.m.
    Managerial Studies Open House: SATCO, Margaritas & Beer

    215 Calhoun Hall
    R.S.V.P. (preferred but not required) to linda.nagle@vanderbilt.edu.


    4–5 p.m.
    McGugin Center Open House

    2601 Jess Neely Drive


    4–5:30 p.m.
    VUcept 50th Anniversary Celebration and Reception

    Jean and Alexander Heard Library Community Room


    4–5:30 p.m.
    Center for Latin American Studies Alumni Reunion

    Buttrick Hall, Suite 230
    R.S.V.P. (preferred but not required) at (615) 322-2527 or
    alma.paz-sanmiguel@vanderbilt.edu.


    4:30–5:30 p.m.
    AVBA Business Meeting

    Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center
    Call (615) 322-4405 or email bethany.s.glass@vanderbilt.edu.


    5–6:30 p.m.
    Medicine, Health and Society Class of 2008 Reception

    Calhoun Hall, Suite 300
    R.S.V.P. to juleigh.petty@vanderbilt.edu.


    5–7 p.m.
    Greek Open Houses

    Contact your chapter for details or visit reunion.vanderbilt.edu.


    5:30–7:30 p.m.
    Hillel Shabbat Services and Dinner

    Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life
    5:30 p.m. services, 6:30 p.m. dinner
    Visit vanderbilt.edu/hillel or email hillel@vanderbilt.edu.


    6:30 p.m.
    Class Parties begin

    Saturday, October 5

    8:30–11:30 a.m.
    School of Nursing Reunion Brunch

    University Club
    R.S.V.P. at (615) 936-3046 or email susan.shipley@vanderbilt.edu.


    9:30–11:00 a.m.
    Naval ROTC Alumni Brunch/Open House

    Naval ROTC Unit, 1114 19th Ave. S.


    10–11:30 a.m.
    Blair Alumni Reunion Brunch

    Blair Faculty Lounge/ Wilma Ward Courtyard
    R.S.V.P. at (615) 343-7819 or addie.sullivan@vanderbilt.edu.


    1–5 p.m.
    Fine Arts Gallery “Difficult Art and the Liberal Arts Imagination”

    Cohen Memorial Hall

    Tailgate Parties

    Time TBA (11 a.m. if game is late, otherwise after game)
    Concert Choir Homecoming Reunion

    Music Rehearsal Hall (MRH)
    R.S.V.P. to david.b.williams@vanderbilt.edu.


    2 hours prior to kickoff
    Army ROTC Alumni Cookout

    Army ROTC Department, 1114 19th Ave. S.


    4:30 p.m.
    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 TBA
    AVBA Homecoming Mixer

    Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center
    Email bethany.s.glass@vanderbilt.edu for more information.


    4 hours before kickoff
    Alumni Band Tailgate

    Deck at Music Rehearsal Hall 204 28th Ave. S.
    R.S.V.P to cindi.gallagher@vanderbilt.edu or call (615) 343-2263.

  • arrow  Weekend Highlights

    Thursday, October 3

    5:30–7 p.m.
    Class of 1963 50th Reunion Reception

    Hosted by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Lydia Howarth
    Vanderbilt University Residence, 211 Deer Park Drive

    Casual dress or Commodore best! Shuttles available from Loews and the Marriott at Vanderbilt hotels or valet park at the residence. Reservations required.

    Friday, October 4

    8 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Reunion Registration/Packet Pickup

    Sarratt Promenade, second floor


    9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Quinq Brunch and Program—Classes of ’63 and Prior

    Student Life Center Ballroom

    The Quinq Society’s premier event—don’t miss this chance to reconnect with old friends and classmates. Seating is limited. Reservations accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Quinqs and one guest only, please.

    For your convenience, your registration packets will be available outside the ballroom until 11:30 a.m.


    11:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Educational Programs


    1–2 p.m.
    Conversation with the Chancellor

    Sarratt Cinema


    6:30 p.m.
    Class Parties Begin


    9:30 p.m.
    All-Class Party

    Alumni Lawn

    Late night snacks, desserts and dancing to the Atlanta All-Stars band.

    Saturday, October 5

    4:30 p.m.
    Homecoming Tailgate


    6:30 p.m.
    Homecoming Football Game*
    Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Missouri Tigers

    Come cheer the ’Dores on to victory! Tickets in the Reunion block for the Homecoming football game are sold out. Single game tickets are still available at $55 each by calling the Athletic Ticket Office at (615) 322-GOLD (4653). Football tickets will not be mailed—pick yours up between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday, October 4, at 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 vucommodores.com closer to game day for kickoff time.

  • arrow Class Parties

    Friday, October 4

    Quinq Brunch and Program - Classes of ’63 and Prior
    9:30–11:30 a.m.

    Student Life Center Ballroom


    Class of 1963
    6:30 p.m.

    Belle Meade Country Club
    Dinner buffet
    Cocktail casual attire
    Shuttles provided from Loews Vanderbilt and the Marriott at Vanderbilt hotels.


    Class of 1968
    6:30 p.m.

    Student Life Center
    Dinner buffet
    Dressy attire


    Class of 1973
    6:30 p.m.

    Rand Lounge
    Dinner buffet
    Back to the ’70s attire


    Class of 1978
    6:30 p.m.

    Buttrick Hall
    Dinner buffet
    Cocktail casual attire


    Class of 1983
    7 p.m.

    Library Lawn
    Cocktail buffet
    Casual attire


    Class of 1988
    7 p.m.

    Library Lawn
    Cocktail buffet
    Cocktail casual attire


    Class of 1993
    7 p.m.

    Curry Field
    Cocktail buffet
    Cocktail casual attire


    Class of 1998
    6:30 p.m.

    Alumni Lawn
    Cocktail buffet
    Cocktail casual attire


    Class of 2003
    7 p.m.

    Alumni Lawn
    Southern buffet
    Casual attire


    Class of 2008
    7 p.m.

    Alumni Lawn
    Southern buffet
    Snappy casual attire


    All-Class Party
    9:30 p.m.

    Alumni Lawn
    Late night snacks, desserts and dancing to the Atlanta All-Stars band

  • arrow Homecoming Events

    October 3–5, 2013

    Vanderbilt’s Homecoming activities unite students, alumni and the greater Nashville community under the umbrella of pride and excitement for Vanderbilt University. Annual events include spirit activities such as the float-building competition, block party and Commodore Cup competition. There are also opportunities to participate in service activities. One highlight of the Homecoming is the announcement of the winner of the Outstanding Senior Award.

    Thursday, October 3

    8 p.m.
    Commodore Quake

    Memorial Gym
    Visit studentorgs.vanderbilt.edu/vpb/commodore-quake for details and ticket information.

    Friday, October 4

    7–10 p.m.
    Block Party/Pep Rally

    Kensington Place (Greek Row)

    Saturday, October 5

    4:30 p.m.
    Homecoming Tailgate

    Olin Lawn
    Join us in 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
    Register Online


    6:30 p.m.
    Homecoming Football Game
    Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Missouri Tigers

    Dudley Field
    Come cheer the ’Dores on to victory! Tickets in the Reunion block for the Homecoming football game are sold out. Single game tickets are still available at $55 each by calling the Athletic Ticket Office at (615) 322-GOLD (4653). Football tickets will not be mailed—pick yours up between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday, October 4, at 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 vucommodores.com closer to game day for kickoff time.

  • arrow Educational Programs

    Friday, October 4

    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    A Look Inside the World of College Admissions

    Sarratt 189
    John O. Gaines, director of undergraduate admissions; Janet Schneider, BA’73, MAT’76, director of college counseling at University School of Nashville; Terry, BE’81, and Dawn Graser Moore
    Applying to college is exciting and nerve-racking for students and parents. This panel shares firsthand knowledge of today’s college admissions.
    Co-sponsored by Parents and Family Programs


    11:45 a.m.–12:35 p.m.
    Vanderbilt Travel Program—Taking Alumni Farther in 2014

    Student Life Center, Board of Trust Room
    Cary Allyn, A’75, director of the Vanderbilt Travel Program
    From Antarctica to the Tanzania, The Vanderbilt Travel Program offers a destination for everyone. Whether you choose a trip commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day, a Scandinavian and Baltics cruise or stay closer to home on a Mississippi paddle-wheel boat, we have options to suit every interest. Come hear what’s in store and why traveling with Vanderbilt will become your favorite way to travel. Professors will also be on hand to answer questions about their trips and to discuss their roles as study leaders.


    1–2 p.m.
    Conversation with the Chancellor

    Sarratt Cinema
    Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will provide a campus update.


    2:30–3:30 p.m.
    The Cost of Our Comfort

    Sarratt Cinema
    John Lachs, Centennial Professor of Philosophy
    We lead longer, safer and richer lives than any previous generation. Despite this, we sometimes feel passive, insignificant and unhappy. How can we reconcile our comfort with this discomfort?


    2:30–3:30 p.m.
    Motown Music and Its Influences

    Rand Function Room
    Vice Chancellor David Williams
    Music of the Motown era including tunes from Memphis, Chicago and Philly and the stories about the songs and those who created them.


    4–5 p.m.
    Reflections on The Books That Mattered

    Rand Function Room
    Vereen Bell, Vanderbilt professor of English, Frye Gaillard, BA’68, Barbara Crosby, BA’68, and Paul Kurtz, BA’68, JD’72
    Frye Gaillard will give a brief presentation on his latest book, The Books That Mattered: A Reader’s Memoir. Barbara Crosby and Vereen Bell will offer responses and reflections. Paul Kurtz will moderate.


    4–5 p.m.
    5th Annual Naval ROTC National Security Symposium

    Sarratt Cinema
    General Thomas A. Kolditz, BA’78, will discuss “Leadership Lessons from the War on Terror.”
    Kolditz, now a professor at Yale School of Management, is Professor Emeritus at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he headed the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership from 2000–2012. His book, In Extremis Leadership—Leading as if Your Life Depended on It, speaks to both military and civilian leaders.

  • arrow Greek Gatherings

    Friday, October 4

    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    Quinq Kappa Deltas Gathering

    Kappa Delta House, 203 24th Ave. South

    4:30–6:30 p.m.
    Pi Beta Phi Open House

    2408 Kensington Place

    5–7 p.m.
    Alpha Chi Omega Open House

    2414 Vanderbilt Place

    5–7 p.m.
    Alpha Delta Pi Open House

    2410 Vanderbilt Place

    5–7 p.m.
    Alpha Epsilon Pi Open House

    209 24th Ave. S.

    5–7 p.m.
    Alpha Kappa Alpha

    TBD
    Email Brianna.c.ukaonu@vanderbilt.edu

    5–7 p.m.
    Alpha Phi Alpha

    TBD
    Email aaron.w.lowe@vanderbilt.edu

    5–7 p.m.
    Alpha Tau Omega Open House

    2422 Kensington Place

    5–7 p.m.
    Beta Theta Pi Open House

    210 24th Ave. S.
    Email devitt.j.frank@vanderbilt.edu

    5–7 p.m.
    Delta Delta Delta Open House

    129 24th Ave. S.
    5–7 p.m.

    Delta Kappa Epsilon Reception

    101 24th Ave. S.

    5–7 p.m.
    Delta Lambda Phi Fraternity Reception

    Sunset Grill, 2001 Belcourt Avenue
    Email Japheth.s.franco@vanderbilt.edu

    5–7 p.m.
    Kappa Alpha Theta Reception

    204 24th Ave. S.

    5–7 p.m.
    Kappa Delta Open House

    203 24th Ave. S.
    Email Julia.r.buckman@vanderbilt.edu

    5–7 p.m.
    Kappa Kappa Gamma Open House

    2416 Kensington Place
    Email cara.a.milione@vanderbilt.edu

    5–7 p.m.
    Kappa Sigma Open House

    213 24th Ave. S.

    5–7 p.m.
    Lambda Chi Alpha Open House

    2411 Kensington Place
    Email Jackson.v.langham@vanderbilt.edu

    5–7 p.m.
    Omega Psi Phi Open House

    Chapter House

    5–7 p.m.
    Phi Beta Sigma Open House

    2322 West End Avenue
    Email Richard.m.thompson@vanderbilt.edu

    5–7 p.m.
    Phi Delta Theta Fraternity Reception

    200 25th Ave. S.

    5–7 p.m.
    Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity Reception

    208 24th Ave. S.

    5–7 p.m.
    Phi Kappa Psi

    103 24th Ave. S.
    Email Samuel.m.heyman@vanderbilt.edu

    5–7 p.m.
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon

    Mark McDonald’s House, 115 Jackson Boulevard
    Call Lora Bartlett, (615) 263-5444

    5–7 p.m.
    Sigma Chi Open House

    2420 Vanderbilt Place

    5–7 p.m.
    Sigma Gamma Rho Reception

    Bricktops, 3000 West End Avenue
    Email ashlie.j.dile@vanderbilt.edu

    5–7 p.m.
    Sigma Lambda Gamma Welcome Back Picnic

    Centennial Park, 2500 West End Avenue

    5–7 p.m.
    Sigma Nu Open House

    2412 Kensington Place

    5–7 p.m.
    Zeta Phi Beta Reception

    PF Changs, 2525 West End Avenue #2535
    Email Nicole.d.fields@vanderbilt.edu

    5–7 p.m.
    Zeta Tau Alpha

    118 24th Ave. S.
    Email vandyzta.president@gmail.com

    Saturday, October 5

    11 a.m. –1 p.m.
    Kappa Alpha Theta Teacakes Tailgate

    204 24th Ave. S.

    Noon–2 p.m.
    Alpha Delta Pi Brunch

    2410 Vanderbilt Place
    Email grace.e.monterubrio@vanderbilt.edu

    Noon–4 p.m.
    Sigma Nu Tailgate

    2412 Kensington Place

    2:30 p.m.
    Kappa Sigma Tailgate

    213 24th Ave. S.

    TBD
    Alpha Epsilon Pi Tailgate

    209 24th Ave. S.

    TBD
    Alpha Tau Omega Tailgate

    2422 Kensington Place

    TBD
    Lambda Chi Alpha Tailgate

    2411 Kensington Place

    TBD
    Phi Kappa Psi Tailgate & Cookout

    103 24th Ave. S.

    TBD
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon Tailgate

    2419 Kensington Place

    3 hours before kickoff
    Alpha Omicron Pi Tailgate

    2415 Kensington Place
    email aoiialumchair@gmail.com for details

    4 hours before kickoff
    Sigma Chi Tailgate

    2420 Vanderbilt Place

    4 hours before kickoff
    Kappa Sigma Tailgate

    213 24th Ave. S.

  • arrow Mini Reunions

    Friday, October 4

    2–3:30 p.m.
    LGBTQI Alumni/Student Panel: Life after VU

    Sarratt 189


    2–3:30 p.m.
    AVBA Alumni/Student Panel: Life as a Vanderbilt Alumnus/a

    Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center
    Call (615) 322-4405 or email

    bethany.s.glass@vanderbilt.edu.


    2–4 p.m.
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Open House

    Student Lounge, Light Hall, 3rd floor
    Open to all reuniting Vanderbilt alumni


    2–4 p.m.
    Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy Reception

    Magnolia Courtyard (just outside the Stevenson Center)


    2:30–4 p.m.
    English Department Alumni Symposium

    Buttrick 101


    3:30–4:30 p.m.
    K.C. Potter and the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) Life Open House

    Euclid, 312 West Side Row


    3–5 p.m.
    Managerial Studies Open House: SATCO, Margaritas & Beer

    215 Calhoun Hall
    R.S.V.P. (preferred but not required) to linda.nagle@vanderbilt.edu.


    4–5:30 p.m.
    VUcept 50th Anniversary Celebration and Reception

    Jean and Alexander Heard Library Community Room
    Click here to register.


    4–5:30 p.m.
    Center for Latin American Studies Alumni Reunion

    Buttrick Hall, Suite 230
    R.S.V.P. (preferred but not required) at (615) 322-2527 or alma.paz-sanmiguel@vanderbilt.edu.


    4:30–5:30 p.m.
    AVBA Business Meeting

    Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center
    Call (615) 322-4405 or email bethany.s.glass@vanderbilt.edu.


    5–6:30 p.m.
    Medicine, Health and Society Class of 2008 Reception

    Calhoun Hall, Suite 300
    R.S.V.P. to juleigh.petty@vanderbilt.edu.


    TBD
    Gamma Phi Beta Sorority Sisters Classes of ’72, ’73 and ’74

    At the home of Nancy Jo Pelster
    For more information contact Nancy Jo Pelster or Linda Watt.


    Saturday, October 5

    Time TBA (11 a.m. if game is late, otherwise after game)
    Concert Choir Homecoming Reunion

    Music Rehearsal Hall (MRH)
    R.S.V.P. to david.b.williams@vanderbilt.edu.


    4:30
    Army ROTC Alumni Cookout

    Army ROTC Department, 1114 19th Ave. S.


    4 p.m.
    AVBA Homecoming Mixer

    Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center
    Click here to register
    Email bethany.s.glass@vanderbilt.edu for more information.


    2:30 p.m.
    Alumni Band Tailgate

    Deck at Music Rehearsal Hall, 204 28th Ave. S.
    R.S.V.P to cindi.gallagher@vanderbilt.edu or call (615) 343-2263.


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