Vanderbilt Families

Welcome, Vanderbilt parents and families. Find information here to get involved with the university, support your student’s needs, plan visits to campus, and more.

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Get Involved

Parents are vital members of our vibrant, global Vanderbilt community. We encourage you to learn what sets us apart, share the message, and become part of something greater as we strive to accomplish our mission.

Ways to be an active member of the VU parent community

  • Become an Ambassador

    Join a team of family leaders with opportunities in your local area, virtually, and on campus.

    Vanderbilt Parent Ambassador

  • Volunteer

    Support the career center, recruiting efforts, new Vanderbilt families, and more.

    Explore Volunteer Opportunities

  • Give

    Gifts to the university contribute to furthering our mission of academic excellence, innovative discovery, and service through leadership. Your gift can make a difference today for our students.

    Give Now

Attend Events

Chapter Events

Parents are invited to attend Vanderbilt Chapter events. Come out and meet fellow Vanderbilt parents and alumni in your area.

Commodore Launches

Commodore Launches have been a tradition for more than 50 years to welcome incoming students and families to the Vanderbilt community. Join fellow students, families, and alumni to celebrate the launch of your student's Vanderbilt experience!

Stay Informed

The Commodore Connection is a monthly e-newsletter for Vanderbilt parents and guardians. It includes announcements about events and key university happenings, as well as updates on strategic university priorities such as Opportunity Vanderbilt, Experience Vanderbilt, Student Care Network, and more.

View the latest edition of the Commodore Connection here.

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Get Access to our Facebook Group

Join the Facebook group to connect with other Vanderbilt parents and family members.