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Vanderbilt University students return to campus Aug. 20

by Aug. 18, 2016, 1:02 PM


Vanderbilt University will begin welcoming first-year students to campus first thing Saturday morning, Aug. 20, when move-in begins at 7 a.m. at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, Vanderbilt’s first-year student community. The students will live in residence halls known as “houses” – each of which is headed by a faculty member who lives in an apartment in the house. A band of volunteers consisting of upperclass students, faculty and staff will greet the new Commodores and their families and help them to get settled – a large-scale operation that moves in about 1,600 students and wraps up around noon. Sophomores, juniors and seniors also move on to campus throughout the weekend.

WHAT: Students return for move-in weekend at Vanderbilt University.

WHERE: First-year students will move into The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, Vanderbilt’s first-year student community located on the southeastern side of campus near Peabody College of education and human development.

WHEN: Move-in for first-year students is scheduled from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 20. Sophomores, juniors and seniors will also move in throughout the weekend.