Additional Reunion Events

These events are in addition to the Main Schedule and are hosted by campus partners and individual alumni groups, in celebration of Reunion. If you are interested in hosting an alumni gathering (Mini Reunion) please email reunion@vanderbilt.edu.


Thursday, October 6

Keegan Fellows Mini Reunion 

3:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Alumni Hall, 23rd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37212

Join Keegan Fellows for an update on the program followed by reception.

Inquiries: Beth Porter, Associate Director of Affinity Groups (beth.porter@vanderbilt.edu).


History Majors Alumni Reunion

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. | Benson Hall, Rm 227, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37212

No RSVP required.

Inquiries: Brooke Swain, Administrative Specialist for the Undergraduate Programs, Department of History (brooke.e.swain@vanderbilt.edu).


Wild Bunch Gathering, Lecture, & Reception

4:00 p.m. | Central Library Community Room, 419 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

4:00 p.m. Wild Bunch Gathering
5:00 p.m. Lecture hosted by the Wild Bunch Lecture Fund. Reception to follow.

Inquiries: Celia Walker, Associate University Librarian for Distinctive Collections, Engagement and Strategic Assessment (celia.walker@vanderbilt.edu).


Legacy Pioneer Portrait Unveilings

4:00 p.m. | Bishop Johnson Center, Vanderbilt Campus, Nashville, TN 37212

Part of the Lost in the Ivy project where we celebrate those who have significantly enhanced the Black experience at Vanderbilt. The portraits were all painted by James Threalkill (VU’79). This year’s class of inductees includes 3 alumni and a current staff member from financial aid.

Inquiries: Contact the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center: (615-322-2524).


Mixer hosted by the Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni (AVBA)

4:30 p.m. | Bishop Johnson Center, Vanderbilt Campus, Nashville, TN 37212

A reception/mixer with AVBA immediately following the Legacy Pioneer Lecture.

Inquiries: Contact the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center: (615-322-2524).


“Theater After Vanderbilt: Cultivating a Career in the Arts”

5:00 p.m. | Neely Auditorium, 2301 Vanderbilt Pl, Nashville, TN 37240

Moderator

  • Madison Good (current student)

Panelists

  • Will Bonfiglio ’11 spent a year in Spain on a Fulbright scholarship after leaving Vanderbilt and later earned an MA in Nonprofits Management from Washington University. He now works at the nonprofit Center of Creative Arts in St. Louis, Missouri where he leads a program that recruits theatre professionals to design workshops that translate their skills for application by various businesses and corporations.
  • Madeline Fansler ’11 works as a professional actor; she is based in New York City, but she has toured the country as a swing on the national tour of Kinky Boots. She is currently working as a swing on the musical Six on a cruise ship, learning three lead roles.
  • Jessica Owens ’11 is the Manager of Administration and Labor Relations for the Roundabout Theatre in New York City. After Vanderbilt, she spent a year in London at the Royal Academy for Dramatic Arts, then returned to the States to intern in the literary manager department at the Public Theatre. Previous to her job at Roundabout, she worked in labor relations for the Broadway League.

Inquiries: Christin Essin, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor of Theatre History (elizabeth.c.essin@vanderbilt.edu).


Vanderbilt Opera Theatre presents Cendrillon

8:00 p.m. | Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music, 2400 Blakemore Ave, Nashville, TN 37212

Free and open to the public. Link to event listing.

Inquiries: Addie Sullivan, Director of Alumni Engagement and Leadership Annual Giving, Blair School of Music (addie.sullivan@vanderbilt.edu).


Friday, October 7

Women at Vanderbilt Portrait Project

10:00 a.m. |  Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, 2304D Vanderbilt Place, Franklin House, Nashville, TN 37212

Learn more about the Women at Vanderbilt Portrait Project.

Inquiries: Contact the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center: (womenctr@vanderbilt.edu).


The Black Vanderbilt Experience Today & Black Cultural Center (BCC) Tour

10:30 a.m. |  Bishop Johnson Center, Vanderbilt Campus, Nashville, TN 37212

Brief presentation on the present day Black student experience and updates on programs/initiatives driven by the BCC. The event will conclude with a tour of the center.

Inquiries: Contact the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center: (615-322-2524).


Peabody Pioneers Luncheon - 50th reunion Class

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Peabody Library,1210 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

Peabody Pioneer Lunch to honor those celebrating their 50th reunion, those who are celebrating their reunion 50+ years are invited to attend as well.

Inquiries: LaQuita Williams, Development Coordinator, Peabody College (laquita.williams@vanderbilt.edu).


NPHC Unity Step

12:00 p.m. | BCC Courtyard, Bishop Johnson Center, Vanderbilt Campus, Nashville, TN 37212

The annual unity step.

Inquiries: Contact the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center: (615-322-252).


LGBTQIA+ Association of Vanderbilt Alumni (LAVA) Big Drag Bus Nashville Tour

2:00 - 3:30 PM | Bus Boarding Location TBD

Board the Big Drag Bus with fellow LAVA Members for connect and celebrate Reunion/Homecoming.

Inquiries: Beth Porter, Associate Director of Affinity Groups (beth.porter@vanderbilt.edu)


Vanderbilt Student Communications Open House – Hall of Fame Unveiling

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. | Sarratt Student Center, Room 189, 2301 Vanderbilt Pl, Nashville, TN 37240

Student media alumni and their guests are invited to join us to celebrate our latest inductees into the Vanderbilt Student Media Alumni Hall of Fame.

RSVP: Paige Clancy, VSC Media Advisor, (paige.clancy@vanderbilt.edu), by Oct. 3.


Vanderbilt Hillel Reunion Event "Cheers to 20 Years" - 20th Building Anniversary

2:30 - 5:30 p.m. | 2421 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville TN, 37212

We would love to see you - please stop by! RSVP Here

Inquiries: Shannon Small, Development Director, Vanderbilt Hillel (shannon.small@vanderbilt.edu).


AAPI Association of Vanderbilt Alumni (AAVA) Reunion Reception

3:00 p.m. | Multicultural Community Space, 200C 25th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37240 (in the West End Neighborhood)

Connect with AAVA members and hear an update from faculty from the Asian Studies department on the Asian American Studies program.

Inquiries: Beth Porter, Associate Director of Affinity Groups (beth.porter@vanderbilt.edu).


Legacy Pioneer Lecture

3:00 p.m. |  Bishop Johnson Center, Vanderbilt Campus, Nashville, TN 37212

Details to come.

Inquiries: Contact the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center: (615-322-2524).


National Security Symposium hosted by the VU Naval ROTC Alumni Association

3:00 p.m. | Sarratt Cinema, Sarratt Student Center, 2301 Vanderbilt Pl, Nashville, TN 37240

Keynote Speaker: Admiral John Richardson, US Navy retired. 31st Chief of Naval Operations
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. – Social hour/reception
4:00 p.m. – Chancellor Diermeier remarks and introduction of ADM Richardson
4:15 - 5:30 p.m. – ADM Richardson NSS Keynote address and Q&A

RSVP Here. Inquires: Call (615-270-9903).


Department of Art Alumni Welcome Reception

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center, 2nd Floor (Space 204 Exhibition), 1204 25th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37240

Inquiries: Martha Dale, Administrative Specialist, Department of Art (martha.l.dale@vanderbilt.edu).


Vanderbilt Association of Hispanic and Latinx Alumni (VAHLA) Reunion/Homecoming Celebración

3:30 p.m. | Rm 325 & 327, Sarratt Student Center, 2301 Vanderbilt Pl, Nashville, TN 37240

Connect and celebrate with fellow VAHLA alumni at our first in person event! More details to come.

Inquiries: Beth Porter, Associate Director of Affinity Groups (beth.porter@vanderbilt.edu).


Office of LGBTQIA+ Life Open House

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | The K.C. Potter Center, Euclid, 2304 Vanderbilt Pl, Nashville, TN 37203

Stop by the KCPC to meet new staff members, current students, and fellow alums.

Inquiries: lgbtqi@vanderbilt.edu.


Math Majors Alumni Reunion

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. | The Math Department (SC 1425), Lounge Room, 1326 Stevenson Center Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240

RSVP is encouraged, but not required.

Inquiries: Kayla Liberti, Program Specialist, Department of Mathematics, (kayla.liberti@vanderbilt.edu).


Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies (CLACX) Cocktail Hour 

5:00 p.m. | Buttrick Hall , 390 24th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212

Reunite with amigos, your favorite professors, and meet the current students on campus for a reception.

Inquiries: Gretchen Selcke, Assistant Director, Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies (gretchen.s.selcke@vanderbilt.edu).


Gathering for Environmentally Concerned Alumni - Hosted by Climate and Environmental Studies & Earth and Environmental Sciences

2:30 - 5:30 p.m. | Buttrick Hall, Room 101, 390 24th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212

2:30 - 3:00 p.m. – Pre-Presentation Welcome
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. – Environmental Presentations
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. – Gathering & Reception

Join us to connect with alumni and members of the Climate and Environmental Studies & Earth and Environmental Sciences Departments. We are looking forward to seeing you!

Inquiries: David Hess, Associate Director, Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment Director, Program on Environmental and Sustainability Studies (david.j.hess@Vanderbilt.edu).


Saturday, October 8

Blair School of Music Alumni Brunch

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. | Blair School of Music Ingram Lobby, 2400 Blakemore Ave, Nashville, TN 37212

This is a complimentary brunch for all Blair alumni and their guests. Current and former faculty are also invited to attend.
RSVP here.

Inquiries: Addie Sullivan, Director of Alumni Engagement and Leadership Annual Giving, Blair School of Music (addie.sullivan@vanderbilt.edu).


Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center (BCC) - Homecoming Block Party

Time TBD | Bishop Johnson Center, Vanderbilt Campus, Nashville, TN 37212

More details to come.

Inquiries: Contact the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center: (615-322-2524).


Luau themed party co-sponsored by the Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni (AVBA)

Time TBD | Bishop Johnson Center, Vanderbilt Campus, Nashville, TN 37212

Details to come.

Inquiries: Contact the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center: (615-322-2524).


Landon House dinner

6:00 - 9:00 p.m. |  Private Residence

Reuniting the classes of 1970-1974 that lived in the Landon House.

Email Barbara Moss' 72 for more information: Barbara@elderlawofnashville.com.


Vanderbilt Opera Theatre presents Cendrillon

8:00 p.m. | Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music, 2400 Blakemore Ave, Nashville, TN 37212

Free and open to the public. Link to event listing.

Inquiries: Addie Sullivan, Director of Alumni Engagement and Leadership Annual Giving, Blair School of Music (addie.sullivan@vanderbilt.edu).


Sunday, October 9

50th Reunion Discussion: Honoring the Legacy of Perry Wallace '70

9:00 a.m. | Lyric Meeting Room, Main Floor, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, 2100 West End Ave Nashville, TN 37203

Join alumni from all three 50th Reunion classes for a special storytelling event to honor Perry Wallace (’70) and explore his unique Vanderbilt legacy from the perspective of his classmates and peers.

Inquiries: Jessica Guazzini, Associate Director of Reunion and Class Engagement (j.guazzini@vanderbilt.edu).