Undergraduate Reunion FAQ

General FAQ

  • Do I need to register in advance?

    YES! Advance registration is strongly recommended, as onsite registration will be limited and based on availability. Regular registration fees apply October 1 through October 30. On-site registration fees apply from November 1 through November 5 and will be available as space allows. View the Registration page for more information.

  • When Registration opens, 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 2023" 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.

  • Do I need to register my kids separately?

    Yes, for headcount purposes, we offer child and youth pricing on our family-friendly events.

    • Youth Admission (13 - 20 Years Old): Varies by Event
    • Child Admission (12 and Under): FREE

    View the Registration Information page for more information.

  • What are the event prices?

    Individual event prices are listed below. Prices below effective through September 30.

    • Downtown Kick-Off Party at Assembly Food Hall: $40
    • Friday Block Party (Friday Lunch): $25
    • 50th Class Party at Cheekwood Estate: $115
    • 45th - 15th Reunion Class Parties on Campus: $100
    • 10th - 5th Reunion Class Parties on Campus: $60
    • Saturday Tailgate (Saturday Lunch): $30
    • Sunday Brunch: $25
    • Quinq Brunch: $25

    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 26. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.  Please visit the Arrival Information page for additional details.

  • 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 Class of 1973 is 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 the Class of 1973 page.

  • 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!

    • Dress
    • Skirt and dressy top
    • Dressy pants outfit
    • Nice jeans and dressy top
    • 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 to join the campus tours and also attend the Homecoming Block Party. On Saturday, the tailgate and football game will offer fun for 'Dores of all ages. The Sunday Bluegrass Brunch is also a great option for families. 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 at Nashville’s largest rooftop venue, SkyDeck at Assembly Food Hall! Entertainment by Sam McCrary and the Mix will set the tone for a lively evening with classmates and friends. Enjoy cocktails and a generous array of hors d’oeuvres and desserts overlooking Broadway and the downtown area.

    Arrival Note: Enter from Broadway across from Bridgestone Arena. After passing Hattie B's, you will see the a sign for "Assembly Food Hall, South Hall" entrance.  Take the elevator, escalator or stairs to the third floor "Skydeck". Look for the VU Check-In Table on arrival. See the Arrival Information page for specific details for parking and shuttle information.

  • 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? How much are they?

    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 "VANDYALUM23" to access these tickets. 

    Reunion Homecoming Football Ticket Pricing:

    • $110 per ticket for Premium Sideline Seating (Section C)
    • $85 per ticket for General Sideline Seating (Section B)
    • $70 per ticket for End Line Seating (Section A)

    This game is expected to sell out! We encourage you to purchase tickets early and by Friday, October 20, deadline (while supplies last).

  • Can I sit with my class, affinity, or other group during the game?

    Yes! Group seating by Reunion Class or Affinity Group is available in General Sideline Seating ONLY (Section B). View the SEATING CHART.

    To sit with your Reunion Class or Affinity Group:

    • Please use this special link and enter promo code "VANDYALUM23" to access group seating tickets. 
    • You MUST purchase your ticket BEFORE 10/20 AND select “General Sideline Seating (Section B)”. 
    • You will then select which Reunion Group (e.g. Class of 1973, AVBA, Owen, etc.) on the checkout screen. After the 10/20 deadline, all tickets in section B will be assigned and grouped together based on your selection. If tickets are not sold out, seating will be available on a best available and first come/first serve basis.
    • You will receive an email closer to game day when tickets are live in your Vanderbilt account and available to download to your cell phone wallet application.
  • What if I do not need Reunion Group seating?

    If you do NOT need Reunion Group seating and prefer "Premium Sideline Seating" or "End Line Seating":

    • Add those tickets to your cart in the quantity needed. When asked to "Select which Reunion Group to sit with", choose "Not Applicable To - Premium Sideline or End Line Seating."
    • Note these tickets are on best available basis and will NOT be grouped with your Reunion/Homecoming group. 
    • You will receive an email closer to game day when tickets are live in your Vanderbilt account and available to download to your cell phone wallet application.
  • What if I am a Professional School graduate and want to sit with my Professional School cohort at the Homecoming Game? 
    • Owen Graduates: If you would like to sit with other Owen alumni at the Homecoming game, please select "General Sideline Seating Section B" and then choose "Owen" when asked with which Reunion group you'd like to sit.
    • Law School and Nursing Graduates: You may select tickets within any seating section.
  • How many tickets can I purchase in one transaction?

    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.

  • 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.

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Tailgate FAQ

  • What time is the Commodore Tailgate?

    The tailgate starts two hours prior to kick-off on Rec Field 2. The tailgate entrance is on 25th Avenue S. near Children’s Way. Visit our main schedule page for additional information.

  • Who is invited to the Tailgate?

    Alumni, friends and fans are invited to this family-friendly gathering that will have everything for the best game day experience for Commodores of all ages, including lawn games and visits from Mr. C, the Spirit Squad, and the Spirit of Gold Marching Band. Please pre-register if possible, as registration onsite will be limited at this popular event.

  • What type of food and drink will be available?

    The tailgate includes a full meal with wine, beer, and soda.

Class Book FAQ

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