FAQ

General FAQ


Do I need to register in advance?

YES! Advance registration by October 1 is strongly recommended, as onsite registration will be limited and based on availability. Register by 11:59 p.m. (CDT) on September 1 to receive the early registration discount. View the Registration page for more information.


How do I Cancel or Modify my registration?

If you need to modify or cancel your event selections, please visit the "Update My Registration" page, select "Vanderbilt Reunion 2022" and enter your email address.

For cancellations, please anticipate five to ten business days for the event registration refund to process. Kindly note that charitable contributions are non-refundable.


What is package pricing and which events are included?

For convenience and ease, we have introduced new package pricing! While our previous style of "a la carte" pricing is still an option, if you are attending more than one event, a more economical option may be purchasing the "All-Access Pass" for your Reunion year.

Packages, or "All-Access Passes," still require registration, but once you have registered and made your event selections, no further fees or registration will be required onsite. All events on the Main Schedule are included in the package pricing.

View the Registration page for more information.


What are the a la carte prices?

Individual, non-packaged, event prices are listed below.

  • Downtown Kick-Off Party beside Nissan Stadium: $75
  • Friday Block Party (Friday Lunch): $35
  • 50th Class Parties at Local Hotels: $125
  • 45th - 15th Reunion Class Parties on Campus: $100
  • 10th - 5th Reunion Class Parties on Campus: $85
  • Saturday Tailgate (Saturday Lunch): $50
  • Sunday Brunch: $25
  • Quinq Brunch: $30

View the Registration page for more information.


What is the refund policy if I am unable to attend?

Refunds on event fees are available through October 1. Please note that charitable contributions made during registration are final and cannot be refunded. Please direct inquiries to the Reunion Office (reunion@vanderbilt.edu).

View the Registration page for more information.


Where do I check in when I arrive at Reunion?

Check-In Stations are available each day of Reunion Weekend. Visit the Arrival Information page for more information on where each event is located, including check-in, as well as shuttle pickup and drop-off.


Where can I get more information about shuttle service and parking options?

Visit the "Shuttle Options" sections of the Arrival Information page for these details.


Where should I drop off items for the Professional Clothing Drive for Students?

Items can be dropped off on Friday, October 7 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. outside of E. Bronson Ingram Residential College and the Sarratt Student Center Room 307c. Let’s see the impact that 30 Reunion classes can make on this campus community need!


Will there be a rain plan in place for Reunion events?

Reunion events will take place rain or shine. In the case of rain, our campus partners will provide reasonable accommodations for comfort.


Will there be a contingency plan in place for COVID-19?

All Reunion events will follow Vanderbilt’s COVID-19 protocols. Any specific protocols that would be helpful to know in advance of Reunion will be communicated via email and highlighted here on the Reunion website.


Who should I contact if I cannot find an event or need a question answered in real time?

A concierge texting service will be available during Reunion Weekend, which will provide real-time access to a member of our Reunion staff.  This phone number will be available closer to the date of Reunion.


Where do I find my digital Class Book?

All Class Books are located on individual class pages. Visit the Class HQ and select your Reunion year to find your class, and visit the Class Book FAQ for more access and navigation information.


What is a Quinq?

 A Quinq (pronounced "kwink") is someone who graduated from Vanderbilt 50 or more years ago. The Classes of 1970, 1971 and 1972 are being celebrated this year as our newest Quinqs. The term Quinq is a shortened form of the Latin word "quinquaginta" (50) or "quinquagenary" (50th anniversary).

The name Quinq originated from three alumni from the Classes of 1887, 1897 and 1892 who were trained in the classics. They chose this name to honor alumni who have celebrated the 50th anniversary of their graduation from Vanderbilt University.

Quinq gifts support students, advance ground-breaking research and provide the margin of excellence that makes a Vanderbilt education second to none. Please make your life-changing gift today. 

For details about 50th Reunion at Commencement see your class pages (1972, 1971, 1970).


What is a Mini Reunion?

Mini Reunions are alumni social gatherings during Reunion Weekend that are planned for and by alumni. They are a wonderful way to reunite with friends who made your college experience memorable. Past Mini Reunions have been organized around athletics, majors, regions, student associations, or other shared experiences. When should I have a Mini Reunion? Thursday afternoon before the welcome event. Friday late afternoon before the Class Party or Sunday morning, before the farewell brunch. For more information about planning a Mini Reunion email the Reunion Office at reunion@vanderbilt.edu


Event Specific FAQ


What is “Dressy Casual” attire I see listed for the Friday class parties?

Dressy Casual” refers to a versatile balance between formal and casual and can includes the examples below. However, feel free to dress in your Commodore Best, whatever that may be!

Women
• Dress
• Skirt and dressy top
• Dressy pants outfit
• Nice jeans and dressy top

Men
• Seasonal sport coat or blazer, and slacks
• Dress shirt, casual button-down shirt, open-collar or polo shirt
• Optional tie


Which events are family friendly?

We are offering several different events that are family friendly! On Friday, children are welcome at the West End Neighborhood Block Party. On Saturday, the tailgate and football game will offer fun for ‘Dores of all ages. Depending on the age of family members attending, please use your discretion on which events may be appropriate for various members of your family.


Where will the Downtown Kick-off Party take place?

Thursday evening’s Kick-off Party will take place in the South Plaza Courtyard beside Nissan Stadium in downtown Nashville! Enter from Victory Avenue between Gates 8 & 9 on the south side of the stadium and look for the VU Check-In Tent on arrival. See the Arrival Information page for specific details for all check-in locations.


How will Class Parties look with 30 classes in total?

Some classes will celebrate with neighboring classes given that alumni celebrating Reunion 2020, 2021, and 2022 will join together for Reunion 2022. The 45th-5th Reunion classes will have Class Parties throughout campus, while 50th Reunion classes will celebrate off-campus at various hotels. Visit the Arrival Information page for specific Class Party locations.


How can I find more information about what my Greek organization is offering?

Visit the Greek Events page to see what your organization may have planned during Reunion Weekend.  Organizations who do not currently have a chapter at Vanderbilt are still invited to participate and plan a mini reunion. Email Reunion@vanderbilt.edu for more information.

 


Football FAQ


Where are football tickets available for purchase?

Football tickets must be purchased separately from Reunion registration. The VU Ticket Office is offering special discounted tickets throughout the stadium. Please use this special link and enter promo code “TRIPLEREUNION” to access these tickets. 


Where are the allotted seats for Reunion located within the stadium?

The promo code “TRIPLEREUNION” provides access to special football tickets reserved for Reunion alumni and guests. These tickets are throughout the stadium at various price points. Some sections have more tickets available than others. Sections K-M and Section C have the largest blocks available at this time.


What if my classmates and I want to sit together?

The website allows for a maximum of 6 tickets to be purchased at once. Should a larger group want to book together, please contact the VU Ticket Office at 1.877.44.VANDY or ticket.office@vanderbilt.edu. They can work with your group to customize the best section for your needs and connect you with a dedicated representative for your football experience.


Will I be seated near fans from the opposing team?

The opposing team will have tickets allotted in sections V & U with the potential for overflow into sections T & S. We recommend selecting tickets on the Vanderbilt side (sections A-G) where you will be more likely to sit by Vandy fans.


Can I purchase football tickets through a third-party website?

You may purchase football tickets via a method of your choosing. However, the VU Ticket Office can only be of assistance if the tickets are purchased through their office. Unfortunately, they are not able to make changes or accommodations if tickets are purchased through a third-party vendor.

For this reason, we highly recommend purchasing football tickets from the VU Ticket Office either by using this special link and entering the promo code “TRIPLEREUNION”, or by contacting them directly at 1.877.44.VANDY or ticket.office@vanderbilt.edu.


Does Vanderbilt have a clear bag policy?

Yes, Vanderbilt requires that bags be small clutch purses, no larger than 4.5” x 6.5”, the size of the palm of your hand, or a clear bag if larger than 4.5” x 6.5”. Please review Vanderbilt’s clear bag policy for more information on what is and is not permissible to bring into athletic venues. The Vanderbilt Bookstore and other retailers have clear bags available for purchase.

View more game day information here such as parking, traffic, prohibited items, re-entry policy, Fan Code of Conduct, weather policies, fan services, and more information on the bag policy.

Please reach out to the VU Ticket Office with any additional questions related to football tickets by phone at 1.877.44.VANDY or email at ticket.office@vanderbilt.edu.


Tailgate FAQ


What time is the Commodore Tailgate?

The tailgate will start two hours prior to kickoff. Kickoff time for the football game will be announced approximately 10 days before the game. The Reunion Office will share the game time once it has been announced.


Who is invited to the Tailgate?

Alumni, friends and fans are invited to this family-friendly gathering that will have everything you need for the best game day experience, including Mr. C and the Spirit Squad. Please pre-register if possible, as registration onsite will be limited.


What type of food and drink will be available?

The tailgate includes a full meal with wine, beer, and soda, as well as a sampling of Nashville's famous hot chicken!


Visit the Health and Safety Protocols for up-to-date information on Vanderbilt’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.