Free turkeys, more to be given away to faculty and staff

UPDATE: We regret that due to high demand, we are unfortunately out of aprons. Turkeys and tofurkeys are still available.

Vanderbilt’s annual Turkey Toss, at which all employees may pick up a free turkey, is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 14. New this year, a limited number of signature Vanderbilt aprons—a few of which have surprises inside—will be available to choose in lieu of a turkey.

Print a flyer of this event to post in your work area.

Visit the “Turkey Cam” online to strategize when to pick up your bird. A live stream of the Turkey Toss will run 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Dec. 14.

Langford Auditorium

6 a.m.–midnight

Employees working on the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and University main campus, or locations north of I-440, south of I-40, west of I-65 and east of West End Avenue (including sites on West End), may pick up their gift at Langford Auditorium.

One Hundred Oaks

7 a.m.–7 p.m. 

Employees working outside the above area may pick up their gift at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.

Williamson County

3 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Employees working at Williamson County sites may pick up their gift in the parking lot behind the Edward Curd Lane building.

ID required: You must present a valid Vanderbilt photo ID in person to receive a gift. No rain checks will be allowed. One gift per employee.

Parking/driving: Regular shuttle routes will remain in effect. Special Turkey Event Shuttles will run between Medical Center North and Kirkland Hall from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and between Medical Center North and the 25th Avenue Garage from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open parking will be available in the 25th Avenue Garage from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For mobility impaired employees: Alternate arrangements must be made in advance. Please contact

Note: Garland Avenue between 24th Avenue and the Round Wing will be closed to all vehicles except patient access, mobility impaired employees and shuttles.

Limited quantities of tofurkeys will be available. Unclimed turkeys will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank.

This event is part of Vanderbilt Employee Celebration.

Print a flyer of this event to post in your work area.