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Schedule of Events

Monday, October 8

7 p.m.
Dangerous Mystic: Meister Eckhart's Path to the God Within book signing
Joel Harrington, Centennial Professor of History, discusses and signs his new book.
Barnes and Noble at Vanderbilt Café, 2501 West End Ave.

Wednesday, October 10

7 p.m.
The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America book signing
Sarah Igo, Associate Professor of History, discusses and signs her recent book.
Barnes and Noble at Vanderbilt Café, 2501 West End Ave.

Thursday, October 11

7:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
From Listeners to Leaders: A History of Women at Vanderbilt
Central Library, second floor, between Divinity Library and Special Collections
This exhibit examines the history of women at Vanderbilt, from the university’s 19th-century beginnings to the present day. This event is in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the Women’s Center. For more information, contact rory.dicker@vanderbilt.edu.

7:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
Vandy Goes to War
Central Library, fourth floor lobby
In the early months of 1917, an influx of students came to Vanderbilt to enter the Student Army Training Corps (S.A.T.C.) aiming to join the war effort. With their enrollment came much-needed funding for campus infrastructure, fueling a building boom that more than doubled the size of campus by the 1940s under Chancellor James Kirkland.

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the draft pulled a vast majority of students and faculty to the battlefield, but a sharp rise in women students stabilized campus. The demand for medical professionals pushed Vanderbilt to offer accelerated degrees that ran year-round, contributing graduates to the 300th General Hospital Unit that saved thousands of lives performing cutting-edge medical techniques and surgeries. Reflecting on the 100-year anniversary of the armistice that ended WWI, this exhibition looks back on the impact that two world wars had on campus from the years 1917–1945. For more information, contact sara.sterkenburg@vanderbilt.edu.

8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Vanderbilt Silver
Special Collections Library, second floor of the Central Library
The history of silver at Vanderbilt University is rooted in the great American fortune of founder Cornelius Vanderbilt, who rose to wealth and social prominence from the railroad and shipping industries. This exhibition shares dazzling examples of silver that celebrated his achievements and made way for a tradition of using silver to mark important ceremonies and award deserving recipients at the university. The selection of silver on display draws up memorable moments in the university’s history, aims to introduce the vast art of silver making, and in many cases, comes to us directly from the Vanderbilt family. For more information, contact sara.sterkenburg@vanderbilt.edu.

Gallery hours: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday—this exhibition space is not open on Saturdays.
Tour available at 10 a.m. on Thursday and Friday

9 a.m.–5 p.m.
McGill Open House
McGill Hall
Want to refresh your McGill memories and check out the current project? Email sonya.e.williams@vanderbilt.edu to schedule a tour with one of the current project members. After the tour, please feel free to hang out in the lobby or the TV lounge. 

11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Fine Arts Gallery Exhibit: I AM
Cohen Memorial Hall
I AM is an exhibition by contemporary female Middle Eastern artists and organized by Caravan, whose mission is to build peace through the arts between the creeds and cultures of East and West. For more information, visit vanderbilt.edu/gallery or call (615) 322-0605.

11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
VUSN Quinq Luncheon with Dean Linda Norman
Godchaux Hall Living Room
All School of Nursing graduates from the Class of 1968 and prior are invited to a luncheon with the dean. Lunch is complimentary for all VUSN Quinqs; cost for spouse/guest is $20 per person. R.S.V.P. to (615) 322-4836, betsey.usher@vanderbilt.edu or vu.edu/vusnreunion.Valet parking will be available at the School of Nursing. 

Noon–1 p.m.
Department of Art Open Studio
E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center
Join Department of Art’s distinguished faculty and students as they open doors to their studios. Enjoy learning about the program and participate in state-of-the art equipment demos. For more information, contact martha.l.dale@vanderbilt.edu.

1:15–2:15 p.m.
VUSN Sharing Quinq Memories
VUSN location TBA
Members of the Class of 1968, relive your favorite memories and stories from your VUSN days with your classmates and Dean Norman. We will send you a DVD recording of this event so you can revisit these memories anytime. R.S.V.P. (615) 322-4896 or email betsey.usher@vanderbilt.edu. Valet parking will be available at the School of Nursing.

4:10 p.m.
Adventures in Digital Heritage, Lecture and Reception
Bernard Frischer, Professor of Informatics, Indiana University
203 Cohen Hall, reception in Cohen Hall Atrium
The Department of History of Art invites you to hear Professor Frischer discuss our virtual heritage and the survival of the classical world. Reception follows in the atrium. For more information, call (615) 322-2831 or email julia.kamasz@vanderbilt.edu.

5:30–7 p.m.
*Class of 1968 50th Reunion Reception
Hosted by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Lydia Howarth
Student Life Center Ballroom
Casual dress or your Commodore best! Reservations are required—be sure to indicate your attendance on your registration form. Shuttles will be available from Homewood Suites and Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, or you may valet park at the Student Life Center. Shuttle reservations are required–email reunion@vanderbilt.edu or call (615) 322-6034.

Friday, October 12

7:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
From Listeners to Leaders: A History of Women at Vanderbilt
Central Library, second floor, between Divinity Library and Special Collections
This exhibit examines the history of women at Vanderbilt from the university’s 19th-century beginnings to the present day. This event is in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the Women’s Center. For more information, contact rory.dicker@vanderbilt.edu.

7:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
Vandy Goes to War
Central Library, fourth floor lobby
In the early months of 1917, an influx of students came to Vanderbilt to enter the Student Army Training Corps (S.A.T.C.) aiming to join the war effort. With their enrollment came much-needed funding for campus infrastructure, fueling a building boom that more than doubled the size of campus by the 1940s under Chancellor James Kirkland.

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the draft pulled a vast majority of students and faculty to the battlefield, but a sharp rise in women students stabilized campus. The demand for medical professionals pushed Vanderbilt to offer accelerated degrees that ran year-round, contributing graduates to the 300th General Hospital Unit that saved thousands of lives performing cutting-edge medical techniques and surgeries. Reflecting on the 100-year anniversary of the armistice that ended WWI, this exhibition looks back on the impact that two world wars had on campus from the years 1917–1945. For more information, contact sara.sterkenburg@vanderbilt.edu.

8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Back To The 'Dore Days
Have you ever thought, since the moment you graduated Vanderbilt that you would like to come back to class? This year, the Homecoming Committee is putting on an event in which current student volunteers will bring alumni to a class with them. Classes on Friday are approx. 50 min but please allot 1 hour+ to meet your student and get to class as well. Click here to sign up. If you have any questions please email helena.k.augenstein@vanderbilt.edu.

8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Vanderbilt Silver
Special Collections Library, second floor of the Central Library
The history of silver at Vanderbilt University is rooted in the great American fortune of founder Cornelius Vanderbilt, who rose to wealth and social prominence from the railroad and shipping industries. This exhibition shares dazzling examples of silver that celebrated his achievements and made way for a tradition of using silver to mark important ceremonies and award deserving recipients at the university. The selection of silver on display draws up memorable moments in the university’s history, aims to introduce the vast art of silver making, and in many cases, comes to us directly from the Vanderbilt family. For more information, contact sara.sterkenburg@vanderbilt.edu.

Gallery hours: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday—this exhibition space is not open on Saturdays.
Tour available at 10 a.m. on Thursday and Friday. 

8 a.m.–5 p.m.
E. Bronson Ingram College
Between 24th Avenue South and the esplanade at Kirkland
The public spaces will be open for viewing.

8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Warren and Moore College Halls
21st Avenue South at West End Avenue
The Kissam Center will be open for viewing.

9–10:30 a.m.
*Quinq Brunch and Class of 1968 Induction
Hosted by David Williams, Vice Chancellor for University Affairs and Athletics, Athletics Director
Student Life Center Ballroom
The Quinq Society’s premier event—don’t miss this chance to reconnect with friends and classmates. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. Be sure to indicate your attendance when filling out your registration form. For your convenience, registration packets and name tags will be available outside the ballroom until 10:30 a.m.
Parking: Terrace Place Garage (2010 Terrace Place), spaces 93–944. Take the shuttle to Student Life Center. No valet parking.

9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Back to the ’Dore Days 
Meet outside Central Library
Vanderbilt Programming Board’s Homecoming Committee would like to welcome alumni back into the classroom! Get paired up with a current student and attend a class that interests you. To register please fill out this survey link by October 5. 

9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Reunion Check-in
Make the Sarratt Promenade, second floor, your first stop! Name tags, the weekend schedule, parking information and more will be available. This is also where you get your stadium-approved clear bag--no purses or backpacks are allowed in the stadium. Name tags are required for entry into all Reunion Weekend events.

Quinqs and Class of ’68—name tags will be available at the Quinq Brunch until 10:30 a.m. After the brunch, name tags will be at Sarratt Promenade, second floor, until 4:30 p.m.  

9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Vanderbilt Travel Program
Sarratt Promenade, second floor
Please stop by and discuss Vanderbilt travel opportunities in 2019 and beyond. We look forward to talking travel with you!

9 a.m.–5 p.m.
McGill Open House
McGill Hall
Want to refresh your McGill memories and check out the current project? Email sonya.e.williams@vanderbilt.edu to schedule a tour with one of the current project members. After the tour, please feel free to hang out in the lobby or the TV lounge.  

10 a.m. 
Campus Tour Led by Undergraduate Admissions student tour guides 
Depart from steps of Kirkland Hall
Tour length: 60 minutes

10–11 a.m.
Reunion Volunteer Brunch
Student Life Center, Board of Trust room
Calling all 2018 Undergraduate Reunion volunteers! You are cordially invited to join your fellow volunteers at this appreciation brunch. Thank you for making Reunion a success!

11 a.m.–Noon
Black Vanderbilt State of the Union
Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center
This event showcases the new spaces and historical components brought into the building. In addition, we will highlight the general renovations for those who have not been back to campus since 2004. A brief presentation on the state of Black Vanderbilt will follow. For more information call (615) 322-2524 or email bjjbcc@vanderbilt.edu.

11 a.m. 
Botanical Tour 
Led by campus biologist Steven Baskauf and horticultural specialist Laura Barker
Depart from Rand Terrace, Alumni Lawn side
Tour length: 60 minutes 

11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
The New Tax Law—How it Impacts your Estate and Charitable Planning
Student Life Center, Meeting Rooms 1 and 2
Learn about the largest tax reform act in the past 30 years and how it will impact you, your taxes and Vanderbilt. Presented by Richard D. Holton, JD’80. Complimentary refreshments and estate planning guide included. R.S.V.P. to (615) 875-8679 or plannedgiving@vanderbilt.edu.

11:30 a.m.
Architectural Tours 
Led by university architects Keith Loiseau, Paul Marshall and Robert Waits
Depart from Rand Terrace
Tour length: 45 minutes 

11:30 a.m.
Peabody Pioneer Lunch
Peabody Library, Fireside Reading Room
Luncheon to honor the Peabody graduates from the Class of 1968. R.S.V.P. to (615) 936-5510 or chazlie.miller@vanderbilt.edu.

11:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
*Commodore Classrooms
Sarratt Student Center

Noon–1 p.m.
National Pan-Hellenic Council Unity Step
Rand Terrace
NPHC organizations will showcase their heritage through the art of Greek stepping to the Vanderbilt community and returning alumni. All are welcome. For more information, call (615) 875-0946 or email harold.e.brown@vanderbilt.edu.

*1–2 p.m.
Conversation with the Chancellor
Sarratt Cinema
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will provide a campus update.

1–5 p.m.
Fine Arts Gallery Exhibit: I AM
Cohen Memorial Hall
I AM is an exhibition by contemporary female Middle Eastern artists and organized by Caravan, whose mission is to build peace through the arts between the creeds and cultures of East and West. For more information, visit vanderbilt.edu/gallery or call (615) 322-0605.

2 p.m.
Campus Tour Led by Undergraduate Admissions student tour guides 
Depart from steps of Kirkland Hall
Tour length: 60 minutes

2–3 p.m.
Student Media at Vanderbilt Open House
Sarratt 130
Join us for cookies and coffee and to see The Hustler newsroom, WRVU and VandyRadio studios, VTV television studio, VRS recording studio and more! Students will be on hand to greet you. R.S.V.P. by October 5 to (615) 322-7166 or emily.maggart@vanderbilt.edu.

2–3:30 p.m.
BCC Legacy Pioneer Lecture
Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center
This is an annual lecture delivered by a Black Vanderbilt alumni alumnus/a focusing on an aspect of the Black experience and/or history at Vanderbilt. This year, the lecture will center on the history and legacy of the Afro American Association (AAA) which later became the Black Student Alliance (BSA) and later the Black Student Association. For more information, call (615) 322-2524 or email bjjbcc@vanderbilt.edu.

2–4 p.m.
Department of Biomedical Engineering 50th Anniversary Open House Reception
4th Floor Rooftop Terrace, Engineering and Science Building (rain location: 2nd floor lounge, The Wond’ry)
Come celebrate 50 years of Biomedical Engineering, and mingle with BME faculty, alumni, and a select group of current seniors and graduate students. Learn about what’s new in our educational and research programs, and enjoy light refreshments and drinks on the rooftop terrace with views of the campus and Hawkins Field. R.S.V.P. by October 1 to (615) 343-1099 or tina.shaw@vanderbilt.edu.

2–4 p.m.
Economics Department Alumni Reception
415A Calhoun Hall
Join the Economics Department faculty and your classmates for snacks and wine. For more information and to R.S.V.P., call (615) 322-2460 or email elizabeth.teselle@vanderbilt.edu.

2–4 p.m.
From Discovery to the Bedside: Vanderbilt’s Nursing Science to Nursing Practice
VUSN location TBA
Continuing education session for all alumni of the School of Nursing: BSN, DNP, MSN and Ph.D. Session will include presentations by VUSN researchers of the latest in nursing science discoveries and by VUSN clinicians of how the science is translated into practice and improve patient care. R.S.V.P. to (615) 322-4836, betsey.usher@vanderbilt.edu or online at vu.edu/vusnreunion. Free parking will be available in the Wesley Place Garage or you may valet park at the School of Nursing.

2–4 p.m.
Athletic Facilities Tour 
Enjoy a complimentary tour of various athletics venues and get a behind-the-scenes look at what life is like for today’s student-athletes.
Departs from the McGugin Center lobby every 15 minutes.
Tour length: 20 minutes

2–4 p.m.
The Wond’ry Tour 
Corner of 25th and Garland Avenues
The Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s epicenter for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, facilitates transinstitutional collaboration between students and faculty from all schools and disciplines. It serves as a catalyst for strengthening creativity across campus, fostering innovation in all fields, and forging a stronger “maker” culture.
Departs from the Engineering and Science Building lobby every 30 minutes.
Tour length: 20 minutes

2:15–3:30 p.m.
History Alumni Reunion Reception
Buttrick Hall, Room 123
Hear from representatives from Phi Alpha Theta, The Vanderbilt Historical Review and the Honors program while you mingle with history professors. For more information and to R.S.V.P., call (615) 322-2575 or email heidi.welch@vanderbilt.edu.

2:30 p.m.
Architectural Tour
Led by university architects Keith Loiseau, Paul Marshall and Robert Waits
Depart from Rand Terrace
Tour length: 45 minutes 

2:30–3:30 p.m.
Changing Face of Jewish Life on Campus Panel Discussion
Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life on Campus
Join current students and Hillel Executive Director Ari Dubin for a panel discussion about Jewish life at Vanderbilt. R.S.V.P., suggested but not required, to (615) 322-8376 or hillel@vanderbilt.edu.

2:30–4 p.m.
Vanderbilt Women in Business Meet & Greet
Buttrick 102
Please stop by to learn more about our mission and meet some members of the organization. 

3 p.m.
Architectural Tour
Led by university architects Keith Loiseau, Paul Marshall and Robert Waits
Depart from Rand Terrace
Tour length: 45 minutes 

3 p.m.
Botanical Tour
Led by campus biologist Steven Baskauf and horticultural specialist Laura Barker
Depart from Rand Terrace, Alumni Lawn side
Tour length: 60 minutes 

3 p.m. 
Women at Vanderbilt: A Walking Tour 
Visit campus sites that highlight the history of women at Vanderbilt from the university’s 19th-century beginnings to the present day. The tour ends at Central Library where an exhibit on the history of women at Vanderbilt is on display. This event is in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the Women’s Center. For more information, contact rory.dicker@vanderbilt.edu.
Depart from the Women’s Center, West Side Row
Tour length: 30–45 minutes

3–4:30 p.m.
K.C. Potter Center 10th Anniversary Open House
Euclid, 312 West Side Row
Stop by the Office of LGBTQI Life as we celebrate 10 years of the K.C. Potter Center. For more information call (615) 936-0817 or email beth.porter@vanderbilt.edu.

3–5 p.m.
OACS and ASB Alumni Reception
Rand 305/Skylight Lounge
OACS and ASB welcome you back to your service home at Vanderbilt! Stop by Rand 305 to see how students are engaging in communities around Nashville and across the globe.

3–5 p.m.
Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Tours 
2700 Children’s Way (entrance faces campus)
Enjoy a tour of Vanderbilt’s Recreation and Wellness Center. Alumni have free use of the center during the weekend. Learn more at vu.edu/recreation.
Departs from the lobby every 15 minutes.
Tour length: 15 minutes

3:30–4:30 p.m.
A&S College Scholars Program Reception
Buttrick Hall 344 (Digital Humanities)
Come meet alumni and current students in the College Scholars Honors Program, and explore the new Digital Humanities space. Learn more and R.S.V.P. at (615) 322-2844 or dan.morgan@vanderbilt.edu.

3:30–5:30 p.m.
Vanderbilt Latinx Alumni Network Cocktail Hour
Buttrick Hall Atrium
Reunite with old amigos, your favorite professors, and meet the current students on campus for a pregame reception. Come learn about the growing Vanderbilt Hispanic Association and the new Latinx Alumni Network. Families, friends, and interested alumni welcome! For more information and to R.S.V.P., contact elsa.s.mercado@vanderbilt.edu.

3:30–6:30 p.m.
AVBA Mixer: Meet the Presidents—50 years of the BSA
Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center
Celebrate the AAA/BSA presidents and their accomplishments. View stories from the Vanderbilt Hustler and photos from various campus struggles and initiatives. Refreshments provided. For more information, call (615) 936-0817 or email beth.porter@vanderbilt.edu.

4 p.m.
Classical and Mediterranean Studies Reunion
Cohen Hall Grand Atrium
Join us as we gather over food and drinks to spend time with former classmates and instructors. R.S.V.P. to (615) 322- 2516.

4–5 p.m.
1968 Storytelling Session
Sarratt Student Center, 216/220
Everyone from the Class of 1968 is invited to share a bit of your story—3–5 minutes worth—since your Vanderbilt days. Update your status in person instead of on Facebook! For more details and to sign up to be a speaker, email katie.h.fayard@vanderbilt.edu.

4 p.m.
Women at Vanderbilt: A Walking Tour 
Visit campus sites that highlight the history of women at Vanderbilt from the university’s 19th-century beginnings to the present day. The tour ends at Central Library where an exhibit on the history of women at Vanderbilt is on display. This event is in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the Women’s Center. For more information, contact rory.dicker@vanderbilt.edu.
Depart from the Women’s Center, West Side Row
Tour length: 30–45 minutes

4–5:45 p.m.
Annual Nursing Reunion Wine & Cheese Reception featuring Dean Linda Norman’s State of the School Address and Alumni Awards Ceremony
VUSN location TBA
All Nursing and Ph.D. in Nursing Science alumni and guests are invited to this annual Reunion tradition, which includes the annual Alumni Awards presentation and news about VUSN from the dean. Hosted by the VUSN Alumni Association Board. R.S.V.P. to (615) 322-4836, betsey.usher@vanderbilt.edu or vu.edu/vusnreunion. Free parking will be available in the Wesley Place Garage.

4–6 p.m.
Department of Psychology Happy Hour
Wilson Hall Lobby
See what this top psychology department in the nation has been up to and mingle with faculty old and new. R.S.V.P. by October 1 to jennifer.lass@vanderbilt.edu.

4–6 p.m.
McTyeire Open House
McTyeire International House

4–7 p.m.
G.O.L.D. Happy Hour
Rebar, 1919 Division Street
Alumni from the Classes of 2008–2018 are invited. Appetizers provided. Cash bar with drink specials. For more information, please contact miles.hartline@vanderbilt.edu.

4:30–6:30 p.m.
Department of Mathematics Alumni Reunion Reception
Department of Mathematics, Stevenson Center 1
You are cordially invited to meet our faculty and see our recently renovated office space and classrooms. R.S.V.P. by September 28 to (615) 322-4164 or katherine.e.griffis@vanderbilt.edu.

5 p.m.
A Hard Rain book signing
Barnes and Noble at Vanderbilt 
Frye Gaillard (BA'68) has written extensively on Southern history and culture. This is a deeply personal history, bringing his keen storyteller’s eye to the 1960s. In A Hard Rain, he explores the political and social movements of the times—civil rights, black power, women’s liberation, the Vietnam War and the anti-war movement. He also examines the cultural manifestations of change—in music, literature, art, religion and science, thus involving icons such as Gloria Steinem, Janis Joplin, Johnny Cash, Harper Lee, Mister Rogers, Rachel Carson and many others.

5 p.m.
Vanderbilt Hillel Wine and Cheese Reception, Shabbat Services and Dinner
Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life on Campus
Join other alumni at a wine and cheese reception prior to Shabbat services and dinner.  Conservative and Reform Shabbat services begin at 5:30 p.m. Kosher Shabbat Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. R.S.V.P. suggested but not required to (615) 322-8376 or hillel@vanderbilt.edu.

5–7 p.m.
Greek Open Houses
For specific details, please contact your chapter directly.

*6 p.m.
Class of 1968 50th Reunion Party
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

6–9 p.m.
Vanderbilt University’s Ph.D. in Nursing Science 25th Anniversary Celebration
VUSN location TBA
Dinner and speakers. Attendance is complimentary for all Ph.D. in Nursing Science alumni; fee for spouse/guest is $30 per person. R.S.V.P. to (615) 322-4836, betsey.usher@vanderbilt.edu or vu.edu/vusnreunion.

7 p.m.
*On-campus Class Parties begin

7 p.m.
ZBT 50+ Reunion
Trattoria il Mulino, 144 5th Ave. S.
7 p.m. cocktails, 8 p.m. dinner. For more information and to R.S.V.P., please contact Howard Safer at hsafer@argenttrust.com or (615) 385-2790.

9:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
*All-Class Party
Alumni Lawn
Late night snacks, drinks, desserts and dancing to DJ Vince Romanelli. All alumni, family and friends are invited back to dance the night away under the big tent! Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind Commodore gathering.
Parking: Terrace Place Garage, spaces 93–944.

Saturday, October 13

7:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
From Listeners to Leaders: A History of Women at Vanderbilt
Central Library, second floor, between Divinity Library and Special Collections
This exhibit examines the history of women at Vanderbilt from the university’s 19-century beginnings to the present day. This event is in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the Women’s Center. For more information, contact rory.dicker@vanderbilt.edu.

9–11 a.m.
Army ROTC Reunion Brunch
1114 19th Ave. S.
Join fellow alumni and current cadets at the annual Army ROTC Brunch. For more information, call (615) 322-8550 or email kenneth.w.walden@vanderbilt.edu.

9 a.m.–5 p.m.
McGill Open House
McGill Hall
Want to refresh your McGill memories and check out the current project? Email sonya.e.williams@vanderbilt.edu to schedule a tour with one of the current project members. After the tour, please feel free to hang out in the lobby or the TV lounge.  

10–11:30 a.m.
Blair Alumni Reunion Brunch
Ingram Lobby, Blair School of Music
Reconnect with Blair classmates and faculty at the annual Reunion Brunch. This is a complimentary event for all Blair alumni and their guests. R.S.V.P. to (615) 343-7819 or addie.sullivan@vanderbilt.edu.

10:00 a.m.–5 p.m.
Vandy Goes to War
Central Library, fourth floor lobby
In the early months of 1917, an influx of students came to Vanderbilt to enter the Student Army Training Corps (S.A.T.C.) aiming to join the war effort. With their enrollment came much-needed funding for campus infrastructure, fueling a building boom that more than doubled the size of campus by the 1940s under Chancellor James Kirkland.

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the draft pulled a vast majority of students and faculty to the battlefield, but a sharp rise in women students stabilized campus. The demand for medical professionals pushed Vanderbilt to offer accelerated degrees that ran year-round, contributing graduates to the 300th General Hospital Unit that saved thousands of lives performing cutting-edge medical techniques and surgeries. Reflecting on the 100-year anniversary of the armistice that ended WWI, this exhibition looks back on the impact that two world wars had on campus from the years 1917–1945. For more information, contact sara.sterkenburg@vanderbilt.edu.

11 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Emergency Nurse Practitioner Program 10-year Anniversary Brunch
VUSN location TBA
Celebrate the 10th year of our Emergency Nurse Practitioner program! Free for alumni; cost for spouse/guest is $20 per person. For more information or to R.S.V.P., call (615) 322-4836 or email betsey.usher@vanderbilt.edu or vu.edu/vusnreunion. Free parking will be available in the Wesley Place Garage.

11:30 a.m. if evening game, otherwise, after game
VU Concert Choir Homecoming Reunion
Music Rehearsal Hall (MRH)
R.S.V.P. to (615) 424-5857 or david.b.williams@vanderbilt.edu.

1–5 p.m.
Fine Arts Gallery Exhibit: I AM
Cohen Memorial Hall
I AM is an exhibition by contemporary female Middle Eastern artists and organized by Caravan, whose mission is to build peace through the arts between the creeds and cultures of East and West. For more information, visit vanderbilt.edu/gallery or call (615) 322-0605.

4 hours prior to kickoff
Tongue ‘N’ Cheek Tailgate
TBA
Tongue ‘N’ Cheek members and alumni get together for some good old fashioned postshow fun before the homecoming game. For more information, contact patrick.kunetz@vanderbilt.edu or elisabeth.zak@vanderbilt.edu.

2 hours prior to kickoff
*Homecoming Tailgate
Recreation Field 2 (located on the corner of 25th Ave S. and Children’s Way)
All alumni, families, and friends are invited to a casual tailgate, complete with a classic Southern buffet, wine and beer. This family-friendly gathering will include cornhole, face painting, balloon artistry and more! Parking available in West Garage (game day prices).
Adults: $25; children (6–12) $10; children 5 and under free.

*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.

2 hours prior to kickoff
Vanderbilt Hillel Tailgate
Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life on Campus
Join Vanderbilt Hillel for a kosher tailgate. R.S.V.P. suggested but not required to (615) 322-8376 or hillel@vanderbilt.edu.

2 hours prior to kickoff
VUSN Tailgate Party
Lot 73
Hosted by current students and the VUSN Alumni Board. For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact (615) 322-4836 or betsey.usher@vanderbilt.edu.

Before the game
Vanderbilt Spirit (Cheerleading, Dance Team and Mr. Commodore) Reunion
McGugin Center
Vanderbilt cheerleading, dance team and Mr. Commodore alumni are invited to a casual gathering before the football game on October 13th. Following, all attendees will be invited to watch pregame on the field before heading to their seats. For more information and to R.S.V.P., contact beth.porter@vanderbilt.edu.

TBD
Homecoming McGrill
Outside of McGill Hall
Meet the current project members and share your McGill experience. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and vegetarian options will be grilled by McGillites! R.S.V.P. by October 5 to sonya.e.williams@vanderbilt.edu.

TBD
The BlackoutBCC/AVBA “House” Party
Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center
For more information, call (615) 936-0817 or email beth.porter@vanderbilt.edu.Time will be dependent on the homecoming football game.

Time TBD*
Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Florida Gators
Dudley Field
Come cheer on the ‘Dores to a victory! 
*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.

TBD
ZBT 50+ Reunion Tours of Nashville
Optional tours of Cheekwood, NashTrash Tour, Home of the Stars, etc. For more information and to R.S.V.P., please contact Lynne Rosenblum at lynner@comcast.net or (615) 300-6641.

7 p.m.
ZBT 50+ Reunion Dinner
Merchants Restaurant, 401 Broadway
7 p.m. cocktails and dinner. For more information and to R.S.V.P., please contact Rodney Rosenblum at rodney@managedben.com or (615) 300-6640.

Sunday, October 14

9:30–11:30 a.m.
Class of 1968 Farewell Brunch
2100 Golf Club Lane
Join us at John (BA’68, PhD’81) and Joan Hindle’s home, former home of Chancellor Heard, for a casual farewell brunch. Come see where Chancellor Heard lived after retirement and have a bite to wrap up the weekend. Limited parking is available. Questions? Contact katie.h.fayard@vanderbilt.edu. Click the Register Now button to RSVP.

 

Friday, October 12

The Undergraduate Reunion Office offers the following Commodore Classrooms on Friday, October 12. All undergraduate and graduate Reunion attendees are invited to participate, and these programs do not require an R.S.V.P. For more information, please contact the Undergraduate Reunion Office at (615) 322-6034.

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
A Look Inside the World of College Admissions
Sarratt Student Center, 216/220
Janet Schneider, BA’73, MAT’76, director of college counseling at University School of Nashville, Patrick, BS’88, and Mariesa Fallucco Snell, BA’90, parents of Olivia Snell, Class of 2019, and Colin Snell, Class of 2022, plus a senior leader from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Applying to college is exciting and nerve-racking for students and parents. This panel shares first-hand knowledge of today’s college admissions and offers wisdom in navigating through the process.
Co-sponsored by Vanderbilt Parents and Family Programs.

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
FutureVU: The Campus in 2043
Sarratt Cinema
Eric Kopstain, Vice Chancellor for Administration
What will Vanderbilt look like 25 years from now? Campus wide greenway. A more sustainable and park like campus. Residential colleges. The FutureVU plan provides a vision for the future aligned with our academic goals. Come see what the future holds for your campus.

11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Economists Agree
Sarratt Student Center, 325/327
Stephen Buckles, Professor of Economics
An exploration of what it means to say "economists agree," why the vast majority of people smile when they hear that phrase, how we got to where we are, and what work we have left to do.

1–2 p.m.
Conversation with the Chancellor
Sarratt Cinema
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will deliver a campus update.

2:30–3:30 p.m.
Meddling
Sarratt Cinema
John Lachs, Centennial Professor of Philosophy
People delight in taking over the lives of others, offering advice on what to value and how to reach their goals. Leaving others alone is a rare virtue, requiring trust in the ability of people to make their own choices. The moral life involves the difficult task of helping others in their hour of need without demanding that they adopt our ways.

2:30–3:30 p.m.
"The Other Music City:" Musical Communities in the Shadows of Country Music    
Sarratt Student Center, 325/327
Robert Fry, Senior Lecturer in Music History and Literature
For many visitors to Nashville, the only music heard is in the honky tonks of Lower Broadway. However, the city is full of immigrant and refugee musical communities that are largely erased from the Music City brand. Learn how these traditions exist in the city and within the shadow of country music, and about recent attempts by tourist sites and the local government to broaden the city’s music brand. 

2:30–4 p.m.
A Look Back at the '60s
Sarratt Student Center, 216/220
Conra Gandy Collier (BA’68, MA’71)
Jefferson Cowie, James G. Stahlman Professor of History
Frye Gaillard (BA’68)

Paul Kurtz (BA’68, JD‘72), moderator
Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams, professor and John L. Seigenthaler Chair in American History 
The panel will discuss the issues, events and cultural milestones from 1964-1968 at Vandy both on campus and in the country.  

4–5 p.m.
From Failed War President to Civil Rights Hero: How We Remember LBJ Now
Sarratt Student Center, 325/327
Vanessa Beasley, dean of the Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, associate professor of communications studies
How we assess individual presidents can change over time. Nevertheless, few have arguably gone through as great of a transformation in public memory as Lyndon Barnes Johnson has. In this lecture, Beasley will explain when, how, and, most importantly, why we started remembering LBJ differently and what this change might also tell us about contemporary understandings of the presidency itself.

4–5 p.m.
10th Annual Naval ROTC National Security Symposium
Sarratt Cinema
Retired Admiral Bill Gortney
Each year, Vanderbilt University’s NROTC hosts this event to discuss current topics relevant to national security with the Vanderbilt community. Admiral Gortney will discuss “The Strategic Landscape.”

 

 

Friday, October 12

6 p.m.
Class of 1968 50th Reunion Party
Loews Vanderbilt Plaza 
Seated dinner
Cocktail attire
Valet parking

7 p.m.–12:30 a.m.

On-campus Class Parties
Don’t miss the fun of catching up with friends and classmates at your class party!  Dress is festive casual and each party will feature a dinner buffet, cocktails and other beverages.

1973 Class Party
Student Life Center, Ballroom C
Parking: 25th Ave. Staff Garage (Highland Entrance) after 5 p.m., spaces 393 and above
Shuttle to and from the All-Class Party available until 12:30 a.m.

1978 Class Party
Alumni Hall, Memorial Room
Parking: Terrace Place Garage, spaces 93–944

1983 Class Party
Library Lawn Tent
Parking: Terrace Place Garage, spaces 93–944 or Wesley Place Garage, spaces 330–695

1988 Class Party
Library Lawn Tent
Parking: Terrace Place Garage, spaces 93–944 or Wesley Place Garage, spaces 330–695

1993 Class Party
Student Life Center, Ballrooms A and B
Parking: 25th Ave. Staff Garage (Highland Entrance) after 5 p.m., spaces 393 and above
Shuttle to and from All-Class Party available until 12:30 a.m.

1998 Class Party
Alumni Lawn Tent
Parking: Terrace Place Garage, spaces 93–944

2003 Class Party
Alumni Lawn Tent
Parking: Terrace Place Garage, spaces 93–944

2008 Class Party
Curry Field Tent, in front of Wilson Hall
Parking: Terrace Place Garage, spaces 93–944

2013 Class Party
Alumni Lawn Tent
Parking: Terrace Place Garage, spaces 93–944

9:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
All-Class Party
Alumni Lawn Tent
Late night snacks, cocktails, desserts and dancing to DJ Vince Romanelli.
Parking: Terrace Place Garage, spaces 93–944

 

 

Friday, October 12

10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Campus Tours led by undergraduate admissions student tour guides
Depart from steps of Kirkland Hall
Tour length: 60 minutes

11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Botanical Tours
Led by campus biologist Steven Baskauf and horticultural specialist Laura Barker
Depart from Rand Terrace, Alumni Lawn side
Tour length: 60 minutes 

11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Architectural Tours
Led by university architects Keith Loiseau, Paul Marshall and Robert Waits
Depart from Rand Terrace
Tour length: 45 minutes 

2–4 p.m.
Athletic Facilities Tour 
See various athletics venues and get a behind-the-scenes look at what life is like for today’s student-athletes.
Departs from the McGugin Center lobby every 15 minutes.
Tour length: 20 minutes

2–4 p.m.
The Wond’ry Tour
Corner of 25th and Garland Avenues
The Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s epicenter for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, facilitates transinstitutional collaboration between students and faculty from all schools and disciplines. It serves as a catalyst for strengthening creativity across campus, fostering innovation in all fields, and forging a stronger “maker” culture.
Departs from the Engineering and Science Building lobby every 30 minutes.
Tour length: 20 minutes

3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Women at Vanderbilt: A Walking Tour
Visit campus sites that highlight the history of women at Vanderbilt from the university’s 19th-century beginnings to the present day. The tour ends at Central Library where an exhibit on the history of women at Vanderbilt is on display. This event is in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the Women’s Center. For more information, contact rory.dicker@vanderbilt.edu.
Depart from the Women’s Center, West Side Row
Tour length: 30–45 minutes

3–5 p.m.
Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Tours
2700 Children’s Way (entrance faces campus)
Enjoy a tour of Vanderbilt’s Recreation and Wellness Center. Alumni have free use of the center during the weekend. Learn more at vu.edu/recreation.
Departs from the lobby every 15 minutes.
Tour length: 15 minutes

Friday, October 12

Greek Open Houses, Events and Tailgates

5–7 p.m.
Greek Open Houses

Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Alpha Tau Omega
Delta Sigma Theta
Delta Tau Delta
Kappa Alpha
Kappa Delta
Kappa Sigma
Lambda Chi Alpha
Phi Kappa Psi
Phi Kappa Sigma
Pi Beta Phi
Pi Kappa Alpha
Sigma Nu
Zeta Beta Tau

Saturday, October 13

9 a.m. (subject to change based on game time)
Chi Omega Brunch
Chi Omega House, 2416 Vanderbilt Place
R.S.V.P. to gabriella.a.badmus@vanderbilt.edu.

9–11 a.m.
Kappa Alpha Theta Brunch
Kappa Alpha Theta House, 204 24th Ave. S.
R.S.V.P. to carly.j.leiter@vanderbilt.edu.

9:30 a.m. (subject to change based on game time)
Phi Kappa Psi Tailgate Brunch
Phi Kappa Psi House, 103 24th Ave. S.
R.S.V.P. to christopher.j.connett@vanderbilt.edu.

10 a.m.–Noon
Delta Delta Delta Brunch
Tri Delt House, 120 24th Ave. S.
R.S.V.P. to katelyn.henderson@vanderbilt.edu.

10 a.m.–Noon
Kappa Kappa Gamma Brunch
Kappa Kappa Gamma House, 2416 Kensington Place
R.S.V.P. to lucy.hurst@vanderbilt.edu.

11 a.m.
Zeta Phi Beta Brunch
TBD
R.S.V.P. to vandyzetas@gmail.com.

Noon
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Lunch
Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, 410 4th Ave. S.
R.S.V.P. to cameron.s.todd@vanderbilte.du.

4 hours prior to kickoff
Alpha Omicron Pi Tailgate
Alpha Omicron Pi House, 2415 Kensington Place
R.S.V.P. to hannah.rogers@vanderbilt.edu.

4 hours prior to kickoff
Alpha Tau Omega Tailgate
Alpha Tau Omega House, 2422 Kensington Place

4 hours prior to kickoff
Delta Tau Delta Tailgate
Delta Tau Delta House, 209 24th Ave. S.

4 hours prior to kickoff
Kappa Alpha Order Tailgate
Kappa Alpha House, 201 24th Ave. S.

4 hours prior to kickoff
Kappa Sigma Tailgate
Kappa Sigma House, 213 24th Ave. S.
R.S.V.P. to rivers.cornelson@gmail.com.

4 hours prior to kickoff
Lambda Chi Alpha Tailgate
Location TBD
R.S.V.P. to sachin.sanam@vanderbilt.edu.

4 hours prior to kickoff
Omega Psi Phi Tailgate
Location TBD

4 hours prior to kickoff
Phi Gamma Delta Tailgate
Phi Gamma Delta House, 101 24th Ave. S.
R.S.V.P. to john.liptack@vanderbilt.edu.

4 hours prior to kickoff
Pi Kappa Alpha Tailgate
Location TBD

4 hours prior to kickoff
Sigma Nu Tailgate
Sigma Nu House, 2412 Kensington Place
R.S.V.P. to andrew.c.bainton@vanderbilt.edu.

4 hours prior to kickoff
Zeta Beta Tau Tailgate
Zeta Beta Tau House, 2419 Kensington Place

 

Thursday, October 11

9 a.m.–5 p.m.
McGill Open House
McGill Hall
Want to refresh your McGill memories and check out the current project? Email sonya.e.williams@vanderbilt.edu to schedule a tour with one of the current project members. After the tour, please feel free to hang out in the lobby or the TV lounge and engage with the current project members.  

Friday, October 12

9 a.m.–5 p.m.
McGill Open House
McGill Hall
Want to refresh your McGill memories and check out the current project? Email sonya.e.williams@vanderbilt.edu to schedule a tour with one of the current project members. After the tour, please feel free to hang out in the lobby or the TV lounge and engage with the current project members.  

11 a.m.–Noon
The State of Black Vanderbilt
Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center
This event showcases the new spaces and historical components brought into the building. In addition, we will highlight the general renovations for those who have not been back to campus since 2004. A brief presentation on the state of Black Vanderbilt will follow. For more information call (615) 322-2524 or email bjjbcc@vanderbilt.edu.

3–4:30 p.m.
K.C. Potter Center 10th Anniversary Open House
Euclid, 312 West Side Row
Stop by the Office of LGBTQI Life as we celebrate 10 years of the K.C. Potter Center. For more information call (615) 936-0817 or email beth.porter@vanderbilt.edu.

3–5 p.m.
OACS and ASB Alumni Reception
Rand 305/Skylight Lounge
OACS and ASB welcome you back to your service home at Vanderbilt! Stop by Rand 305 to see how students are engaging in communities around Nashville and across the globe.

3:30–5:30 p.m.
Vanderbilt Latinx Alumni Network Cocktail Hour
Buttrick Hall Atrium
Reunite with old amigos, your favorite professors, and meet the current students on campus for a pregame reception. Come learn about the growing Vanderbilt Hispanic Association and the new Latinx Alumni Network. Families, friends, and interested alumni welcome! For more information and to R.S.V.P., contact elsa.s.mercado@vanderbilt.edu.

3:30–6:30 p.m.
AVBA Mixer: Meet the Presidents—50 years of the BSA
Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center
Celebrate the AAA/BSA presidents and their accomplishments.  View stories from the Vanderbilt Hustler and photos from various campus struggles and initiatives. Refreshments provided. For more information, call (615) 936-0817 or email beth.porter@vanderbilt.edu.

4–6 p.m.
McTyeire Open House
McTyeire International House

7 p.m.
ZBT 50+ Reunion
Trattoria il Mulino, 144 5th Ave S.
7 p.m. cocktails, 8 p.m. dinner.
For more information and to R.S.V.P., please contact Howard Safer at hsafer@argenttrust.com or (615) 385-2790.

Saturday, October 13

9–11 a.m.
Army ROTC Reunion Brunch
1114 19th Ave. S.
Join fellow alumni and current cadets at the annual Army ROTC Brunch. For more information, call (615) 322-8550 or email kenneth.w.walden@vanderbilt.edu.

9 a.m.–5 p.m.
McGill Open House
McGill Hall
Want to refresh your McGill memories and check out the current project? Email sonya.e.williams@vanderbilt.edu to schedule a tour with one of the current project members. After the tour, please feel free to hang out in the lobby or the TV lounge and engage with the current project members.  

11:30 a.m. if evening game, otherwise, after game
VU Concert Choir Homecoming Reunion
Music Rehearsal Hall (MRH)
R.S.V.P. to (615) 424-5857 or david.b.williams@vanderbilt.edu.

4 hours prior to kickoff
Tongue ‘N’ Cheek Tailgate
TBA
Tongue ‘N’ Cheek members and alumni get together for some good old fashioned postshow fun before the homecoming game. For more information, contact patrick.kunetz@vanderbilt.edu or elisabeth.zak@vanderbilt.edu.

2 hours prior to kickoff
Vanderbilt Hillel Tailgate
Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life on Campus
Join Vanderbilt Hillel for a kosher tailgate. R.S.V.P. suggested but not required to (615) 322-8376 or hillel@vanderbilt.edu.

Before the game
Vanderbilt Spirit (Cheerleading, Dance Team and Mr. Commodore) Reunion
McGugin Center
Vanderbilt cheerleading, dance team and Mr. Commodore alumni are invited to a casual gathering before the football game. Following, all attendees will be invited to watch pregame on the field before heading to their seats. For more information and to R.S.V.P., contact beth.porter@vanderbilt.edu.

TBD
Homecoming McGrill
Outside of McGill Hall
Meet the current project members and share your McGill experience. Hamburgers, hotdogs, and vegetarian options will be grilled by McGillites! R.S.V.P. by October 5 to sonya.e.williams@vanderbilt.edu.

TBD
The BlackoutBCC/AVBA “House” Party
For more information, call (615) 936-0817 or email beth.porter@vanderbilt.edu.Time will be dependent on the homecoming football game.

TBD
ZBT 50+ Reunion Tours of Nashville
Optional tours of Cheekwood, NashTrash Tour, Home of the Stars, etc. For more information and to R.S.V.P., please contact Lynne Rosenblum at lynner@comcast.net or (615) 300-6641.

7 p.m.
ZBT 50+ Reunion Dinner
Cocktails and dinner. For more information and to R.S.V.P., please contact Rodney Rosenblum at rodney@managedben.com or (615) 300-6640.

 

 

 

 

Friday, October 12

11:30–5 p.m.
Commodore Classrooms
The Undergraduate Reunion Office offers educational programs Friday afternoon on campus. All alumni are invited. Various locations. 

1–2 p.m.
Conversation with the Chancellor
Sarratt Cinema
Chancellor Zeppos will deliver a campus address to undergraduate and graduate Reunion attendees.

5–8 p.m. 
Law School Reunion Registration 
Law School Main Lobby

5:30–6 p.m.
Law School Tour led by student ambassadors
Meet in the Law School Main Lobby by the reception desk

6–8 p.m.
Cocktail Reception 
Law School Main Lobby

9:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
All-Class Party
Alumni LawnAll undergraduate and graduate Reunion alumni are invited for late-night snacks, cocktails and dancing. 

Saturday, October 13

Beginning at 9 a.m.
Continental Breakfast 
Complimentary coffee, tea, juice and pastries will be available in the Law School North Lobby, near Flynn Auditorium

9:30 a.m.
State of the Law School Address
Flynn Auditorium
Presented by Dean Chris Guthrie. You are welcome to take your refreshments into the address.

10:30 a.m.
Law School Tours will be given by student ambassadors. Meet in the Law School North Lobby outside Flynn Auditorium.

Time TBD*
Homecoming Football Game 
Dudley Field
Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Florida GatorsTickets will go on sale July 23. A limited number of football tickets are available for $64 each. Tickets can be purchased at vu.edu/footballtickets. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

*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.

Various Times
Class Parties
For more information, click on your class page.

Thursday, October 11

5:30 p.m.
Owen Circle Reception

Friday, October 12

11:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Commodore Classrooms with some of the university's most engaging professors

Noon
Alumni Board Luncheon

1 p.m.
Conversation with the Chancellor
Sarratt Cinema
Chancellor Zeppos will deliver a campus address to undergraduate and graduate Reunion attendees.

6 p.m.
Owen Reunion Reception 
Come for great music, food, drinks and most importantly great people!

Saturday, October 13

11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Lunch at SATCO
Bring the family by for lunch on everyone's favorite patio!

1 p.m.
Nashville Trolley Tours
 Another family-friendly event! Join us for a tour of Nashville, departing from OGSM.

TBD
Homecoming Football Game 
Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Florida Gators
Kickoff will be between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Time will be announced approximately October 1. 

6 p.m.
Class Parties at Topgolf 
Eat, enjoy a variety of beverages and play!
Learn more here

Thursday, October 11, 2018 

8:30 a.m.
Golf Outing & Breakfast
​Breakfast at 8:30 a.m., tee time starts at 9 a.m.
Richland Country Club
Golf Chairman: William M. Petrie, BA’68, M.D.’72;  Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. (Registration required)

12:30–4:30 p.m. 
Interactive Learning Session
University Club, Cumberland Room
4 CME credits*
Presented by Dr. William Cooper, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics;  Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs, Department of Pediatrics; Professor of Health Policy

"Pursuing Reliability: Addressing Behaviors that Undermine a Culture of Safety"
To register, please visit: https://www.gevme.com/vusmsession 

*CME Credit:  Vanderbilt University Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Vanderbilt University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

5:30 p.m.
Welcome Dinner and Vanderbilt University Medical Alumni Association (VMAA) Awards Program
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (registration required) 
Honoring VMAA Distinguished Alumni Award Winners, Kathryn M. Edwards, M.D., FAC ’80–present and David M. Gershenson, M.D.'71 as well as VMAA Distinguished Service Award Winner, Kitty D. Murfree

Friday, October 12, 2018

6:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Registration Packets Pick-up
Light Hall North Lobby

6:30 a.m.–8:30 am
VMAA hosted breakfast
Light Hall Student Lounge  

  • Specialty Grand Rounds and Conference 

More information visit the CME Offerings page

8–11:15 a.m.
Plenary Session I 
Light Hall 208

The President’s Welcome
Thomas W. Nygaard, B.S.’74, M.D.’78,Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Association Board President

Update: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Medical Center
Jeffrey R. Balser, M.D., Ph.D.'90,President and CEO, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Keynote Address
“An Update on Immunizations: Successes and Challenges”
Dr. Kathryn M. Edwards, (FAC ’80-Present), 2018 VMAA Distinguished Alumna, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pediatrics, Professor of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 

Keynote Address
“Life Lessons from a Vanderbilt School of Medicine Education and Beyond”
David M. Gershenson, M.D.’71, 2018 VMAA Distinguished Alumnus; Professor, Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. 

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Quinq Inductions—Classes of 1968 and 1969
Light Hall 208
Join us as we honor new Vanderbilt Quinq Medical Society inductees and their spouses. Photographs of the new Quinq Classes will be taken immediately following the ceremony.

12:15–1:30 p.m. 
Quinq Medical Society Luncheon
Langford Lobby     
For all VUSM alumni from the Classes of 1969 and earlier and their families (registration required)             

Noon–1:30 p.m.
All-Alumni and Family Luncheon
Light Hall Student Lounge
All alumni from the Classes of 1970–present are invited. $15/adult, $8/children 6-12, free/children 5 and under (registration required).

2 p.m.
Anatomy Lab Tour
Meet in Light Hall, North Lobby

2:15 p.m.
Pre–Med Conversation
Light Hall Student Lounge
Come talk with Jennifer Steffen Kimble, Director of Admissions for VUSM, to hear about what makes candidates competitive for medical school.

2:15 p.m.
Interactive Learning Session
Light Hall 214
"Taming the Overwhelm: How to Be More Productive with Less Stress in Your Life as a Physician" presented by Ryan Bayley, M.D.'04, national speaker, physician coach, and healthcare consultant. For more information, please click here

Class Parties 
Please visit the VUSM Reunion website and click on your class page for party details. Registration is required.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

 8–11 a.m.  
Registration Packets Pick-up
Light Hall North Lobby

8–9 a.m.
VMAA Breakfast
Light Hall Student Lounge

9–11 a.m.
Plenary Session II: Student Initiative 
Light Hall 208
2 CME Credit* 

The Next Generation: Research | Clinical Care | Education                            
Moderator: Joey Barnett, Ph.D., Vice Chair, Professor of Pharmacology, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, Director of the Office of Medical Student Research, Assistant Dean of Physician-Researcher Training, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Student Presenters:

• Justin Banerdt, MD Candidate, Medical Scholars Program, (Class of 2019) "Delirium Prevalence and Outcomes Among Patients Presenting to a Resource-Restricted Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia"

• Thomas Klink, MD/MPH Candidate, (Class of 2019) "Experiences from an MPH Practicum: Establishing Monitoring and Evaluation Protocols for a Mobile Clinic in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala."

• Nicholas Kuhl, MD Candidate, (Class of 2019) "The Economic Impact and Resource Utilization of Surgical Intervention in Obstructive Sleep Apnea."

• Katherine Sumarriva, MD Candidate (Class of 2019) "Arginine Metabolism is Dysregulated in Diabetic Retinopathy."

*These sessions have been approved for CME credit.

Two hour prior to kickoff
Vanderbilt Homecoming Tailgate
Recreation Field 2 (located at the corner of Children's Way and 25th Ave. S.) Tailgate time will be available approximately 10 days before game day.

TBD
Homecoming Football Game, Vanderbilt University vs. University of Florida
Tickets will be  sold directly by the Athletics Ticket Office this year  and alumni are responsible for printing their tickets. Tickets will not be refundable. Kickoff may be as early as 11 a.m. and as late as 7p.m. and will be finalized approximately 10 days before game day.

 

Thursday, October 11

11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Quinq Luncheon with Dean Linda Norman
All School of Nursing graduates from the Class of 1968 and prior are invited to this luncheon with the dean. Attendance is complimentary for all VUSN Quinqs; fee for spouse/guest is $20 per person. R.S.V.P. to (615) 322-4836, betsey.usher@vanderbilt.edu, or online at vu.edu/vusnreunion.Godchaux Hall Living RoomValet parking will be available at the School of Nursing

1:15–2:15 p.m.
Sharing Quinq Memories
Relive your favorite memories and stories from your VUSN days with your classmates and Dean Norman. We will send you a DVD recording of this event so you can revisit these memories anytime.
VUSN location TBA

Friday, October 12

2–4 p.m.
From Discovery to the Bedside: Vanderbilt’s Nursing Science to Nursing Practice
Continuing education session for all alumni of the School of Nursing: BSN, DNP, MSN and Ph.D.Session will include presentations by VUSN researchers of the latest in nursing science discoveries and by VUSN clinicians of how the science is translated into practice and improved patient care.
VUSN location TBA
Free parking will be available in the Wesley Place Garage

4–5:45 p.m.
Annual Nursing Reunion Wine & Cheese Reception featuring Dean Norman’s State of the School Address and Alumni Awards Ceremony
All Nursing and Ph.D. in Nursing Science alumni and guests are invited to this annual Reunion tradition, which includes the Alumni Awards presentation and news about VUSN from the dean. Hosted by the VUSN Alumni Association Board.
VUSN location TBA
Free parking will be available in the Wesley Place Garage

56 p.m.
Student-led Tours of our New Nursing Building
Meet in Godchaux Hall lobby
Free parking will be available in the Wesley Place Garage

69 p.m.
Vanderbilt University’s Ph.D. in Nursing Science 25th Anniversary Celebration
University Club of Nashville
2402 Garland Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212

Dinner and speakers. Attendance is complimentary for all Ph.D. in Nursing Science alumni; fee for spouse/guest is $30 per person.

Saturday, October 13

11 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Emergency Nurse Practitioner Program 10-year Anniversary Brunch
Celebrate the 10th year of our ENP program! No charge for alumni; cost for spouse/guest is $20 per person.
VUSN location TBA
Free parking will be available in the Wesley Place Garage

Two hours before kickoffVUSN Tailgate Party
Hosted by current students and the VUSN Alumni Board.
Lot 73

In addition to the School of Nursing Reunion events, we hope you will also attend the many Undergraduate Reunion events that are planned. Please visit vu.edu/reunion to learn more.