Undergraduate Reunion Main Schedule of Events

Please make sure to register in advance for all Reunion Events listed below, register here.


Thursday, October 6

5:00 p.m. | Volunteer Recognition Toast with Chancellor Diermeier
Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville, TN 37213, Between Gates 8 and 9

Chancellor Diermeier and University Leadership invite all Volunteer Reunion Committee Members to a special cocktail reception in recognition of their outstanding service and the impact they have made.

Check-In at Nissan Stadium to receive your wristband for entry to this special event! Please have the QR code from your confirmation email printed or visible on your phone when you arrive.

This event is by invitation only and is extended to all 2020, 2021 and 2022 Reunion volunteers.


6:00 p.m. | Downtown Kick-off Party
Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville, TN 37213, Between Gates 8 and 9

Kick off this memorable weekend with your classmates and a headlining performance by Shawn and Wanyá of  BoyzIIMen! They will open Vanderbilt's largest Reunion to date with some of the greatest hits of the 1990s for alumni of all decades to enjoy. The party will include a generous array of hors d'oeuvres and an open bar. Afterward, gather your friends, walk the pedestrian bridge into downtown Nashville and head to Broadway!

Check-In at Nissan Stadium to receive your wristband for entry to this special event! Please have the QR code from your confirmation email printed or visible on your phone when you arrive. Please visit our Arrival Information page, for additional information on Parking and Shuttles for Reunion Weekend.

(Note: Only wristbands will be distributed at this kick-off event; if attending events later in the weekend, you will need to visit the Friday or Saturday Check-In Stations to receive your official Reunion name badge).

BoyzIIMen
Shawn and Wanyá of  BoyzIIMen

Friday, October 7

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Friday Reunion HQ & Check-In (E. Bronson Ingram College)
E. Bronson Ingram College, 2211 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37212

Make Check-In your first stop and pick up your Reunion materials for the weekend! Receive your name badge and more at this main Reunion HQ.

Visit our Satellite VU Bookstore from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Learn more about our Professional Clothing Drive for students and bring an article of gently used professional business clothing to donate to the Vanderbilt Student Government (VSG) at check-in.

Please have the QR code from your confirmation email printed or visible on your phone when you arrive to check in. Kindly note onsite registration will be limited - please register in advance. Refunds available through September 22.


9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. | Campus Tours and Departmental Open Houses
Departure Location Dependent on Tour Selected

See campus from a different perspective and join one of the unique VU walking tours below. Visit the Classrooms and Tours page for additional details.

Arboretum Tour, Led by University Landscape Architect James Moore
Campus Tour, Led by Student AmbassaDores Tour Guides
Historical Tour, Led by University Archivist Kathy Smith


9:00 - 10:45 a.m. | Innovation Fair and Wond'ry Open House
The Wond'ry, 2414 Highland Ave, Nashville, TN 37213

Inventors, Change-makers, Entrepreneurs, Artists, and Innovators:  Visit the Wond'ry, Vanderbilt's Innovation Center, for our Reunion Weekend Innovation Fair!  Drop in anytime during the event to learn about Wond'ry resources available to help alumni in areas of making and prototyping, social innovation, and entrepreneurship.  See exhibitions of current Wond'ry-supported projects, witness cool innovations and inventions, and meet the Wond'ry staff. 


9:30 - 10:30 a.m. | On Deck: Reflections with Head Coach of the VU Men's Baseball Team, Tim Corbin, and Athletic Director Candice Lee
Charles Hawkins Field, 2600 Jess Neely Dr, Nashville, TN 37212

Join us at "The Hawk" and hear from Coach Tim Corbin on what it takes to be a leader in today's game. He will be joined by Candice Lee, Vice Chancellor for Athletics & University Affairs and VU Athletics Director, and Andrew Allegretta, Director of Radio Broadcasting.

Arrival Note:
Guests should enter using Gate 3, and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The clear bag policy will be enforced. 


11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Conversation with Chancellor Diermeier and Willie Geist '97
Tent on Admissions Lawn (near Fine Arts Circle), 2305 West End Avenue, Nashville TN 37203

A "don't-miss" opportunity to hear from Chancellor Diermeier in conversation with Willie Geist '97, host of Sunday TODAY on NBC!


12:00 - 2:30 p.m. | West End Neighborhood Block Party
West End Neighborhood (also known as Greek Row)

Enjoy lunch from a collection of Nashville's own food trucks! Play games and listen to student and alumni entertainment during this family-friendly afternoon event. Be sure to explore the newly redesigned West End Neighborhood - with pedestrian-only pathways in a park-like setting alongside Greek Row and the Multicultural Center nearby - it's a transformation worth seeing!

Lunch, treats, and refreshments included in block party registration.


1:00 - 3:00 p.m. | Author Appearance and Book-Signing Event
Alumni Hall Plaza, 23rd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37212

Featured Authors:

Christina Geist
Reggie Ford
Captain Barbara Bell

Inquiries: Cheryl Dalton, General Books Manager,Vanderbilt University Bookstore (Cheryl.Dalton@Vanderbilt.edu).


1:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. | Commodore Classrooms
Location Dependent on Classroom Selected

Join a discussion hosted by renowned Vanderbilt faculty members! Visit the Classrooms and Tours page for additional details on each of these discussions. Commodore Classrooms are hosted in either the Community Event Space or Sarratt Cinema.

1:00 p.m. Discussions

"A Look Inside the World of College Admissions" (Room 108, Community Event Space)

"Climate Change on the Global Stage, and at Vanderbilt - Research, Response and Hope for the Future" with Profs Jonathan Gilligan, Janey Camp and Yolanda McDonald (Room 008, Community Event Space)

"The World of Beer" with Prof. Bruce Carter and Bailey Spaulding, JD'09 (The Pub at Overcup Oak, Sarratt Student Center)

2:30 p.m. Discussions

"Access and Opportunity in Athletics in the Age of Title IX" with Ricky Thrash, Director of New Student-Athlete Recruitment (Student Life Center, Board of Trust Room)

"FutureVU: What's New, What's Next for the Vanderbilt Campus" with Eric Kopstain, Vice Chancellor for Administration, and Mike Perez, Associate Vice Chancellor, Chief Facilities Officer (Room 108, Community Event Space)

"What is Good Coffee?" with Prof. Ted Fischer (Room 008, Community Event Space)


2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Greek Open Houses
Location Dependent on Specific Event

Many of our Greek Houses will be opening their doors to welcome alumni back for Reunion weekend. For a complete list of participating houses, and other Greek events, see our Greek Events page here.


3:00 p.m. | National Security Symposium hosted by the VU Naval ROTC Alumni Association
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).


6:30 p.m. | Class Parties for the 50th Reunions

Reconnect with classmates at your 50th Reunion class parties, each of which will be held at a separate hotel. Enjoy a cocktail reception and seated dinner, music and dancing to cap off this milestone event. Check-in for class parties will be at each class party location.

50th Reunion Class Party Locations:

Class of 1970     Graduate Hotel Nashville (101 20th Ave N)
Class of 1971     W Hotel Nashville (210 12th Ave S)
Class of 1972     Hutton Hotel (1808 West End Ave)


7:00 p.m. | Class Parties for the 45th - 5th Reunions

Reunion class parties will be held in tents throughout campus (except the 45th Reunions, which will be in the Student Life Center). Each will feature a generous array of hors d'oeuvres, full open bar, and late night snacks in addition to a DJ and dance floor. Check-in for class parties will be at each class party location.

45th - 5th Reunion Class Party Locations:

45th Reunions (1975, 1976, 1977): Student Life Center, Commodore Ballroom
40th Reunions (1980, 1981, 1982): Curry Field (adjacent to Wilson Hall)
35th Reunions (1985, 1986, 1987): Library Lawn (adjacent to the Central Library)
30th Reunions (1990, 1991, 1992): Alumni Lawn  (adjacent to Alumni Hall)
25th Reunions (1995, 1996, 1997): Alumni Lawn  (adjacent to Alumni Hall)
20th Reunions (2000, 2001, 2002): Magnolia Lawn (off Edgehill Avenue, near 21st Avenue South)
15th Reunions (2005, 2006, 2007): Magnolia Lawn (off Edgehill Avenue, near 21st Avenue South)
10th Reunions (2010, 2011, 2012): Peabody Esplanade (adjacent to Peabody College, near the Wyatt Center)
5th Reunions (2015, 2016, 2017): Peabody Esplanade (adjacent to Peabody College, near the Wyatt Center)


Saturday, October 8

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Nashville "Immersion Excursions"
Shuttle will pick up registrants in front of the Baker Building (110 21st Avenue S.), by the Terrace Place parking garage.

Immerse yourself in one of these exciting topics with a hands-on lecture hosted by renowned Vanderbilt faculty members! Immersion Excursions will depart campus via shuttles for destinations in Nashville. Visit the Classrooms and Tours page for additional details.

"Making Nashville a Better Place to Live and Work" with Prof. Dan Work.
"Exploring Musical Nashville: A Guided Tour of Nashville's Musical Identity " with Dr. Robbie Fry


1:00 p.m. | Reunion HQ & Check-In (Purdy Field)
Rec Field 1 (Purdy Field), Entrance on 25th Avenue S, near Children's Way;
(Rec Field 1 is adjacent to the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center)

If you haven't already checked in, a satellite Check-In Station will be available on Purdy Field to receive your Reunion namebadge.


1:00 p.m. | Commodore Tailgate (Purdy Field)
Rec Field 1 (Purdy Field), Entrance on 25th Avenue S, near Children's Way;
(Rec Field 1 is adjacent to the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center)

Don't miss this special tailgate as the Commodores take on the Ole Miss Rebels. The tailgate includes a full meal with wine, beer, and soda, as well as a sampling of Nashville's famous hot chicken!

NOTE: Registration for the Tailgate does NOT include a football game ticket. Football tickets should be purchased separately from the VU Athletics / Ticketing Office using this special link and enter promo code "TRIPLEREUNION" to access the tickets. Game time to be announced 10 days prior to event; the tailgate will begin two hours prior to kickoff.


3:00 p.m. | Reunion & Homecoming Football Game
Dudley Field at FirstBank Stadium, Jess Neely Drive, Nashville, TN 37203

Our Vanderbilt Commodores will take on the Ole Miss Rebels on Saturday, October 8 at FirstBank Stadium. We can't wait to see you at the game wearing your best black and gold! 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. (Note: Football tickets must be purchased separately from Reunion registration through the VU Athletics Ticketing Office).


Sunday, October 9

9:00 a.m. | 50th Reunion Discussion: Honoring the Legacy of Perry Wallace '70
Symphony Ballroom, 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.

Complimentary valet parking provided at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel.


10:00 a.m. | Quinq Brunch and 50th Reunion Induction, Hosted by Chancellor Diermeier
Symphony Ballroom, Main Floor, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, 2100 West End Ave Nashville, TN 37203

The Quinqs premier event-don't miss this chance to reconnect with friends and classmates. Seating is limited, be sure to register in advance!

Complimentary valet parking provided at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel.


10:30 a.m. | Bluegrass Brunch and Market
Commodore Ballroom, Student Life Center, 310 25th Ave S

Say farewell to dear friends while enjoying a brunch buffet with an open bar and live bluegrass music! Make sure to swing by the Market to build your own swag box from a variety of local Nashville vendors.


Additional Events

In addition to the Main Schedule above, which are the primary Reunion events hosted by the Reunion Office, be sure to visit the Additional Events and the Greek Events pages for a list of events hosted by our campus partners and individual alumni groups, in celebration of Reunion!


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