VU celebrates employees with pregame tailgate tomorrow

Vanderbilt University will celebrate its employees by hosting a pregame tailgate this Saturday, Sept. 8, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at Rob Roy Purdy Field.

Enjoy music, family-friendly games and inflatables and complimentary breakfast from Famous Dave’s, including build-your-own breakfast biscuits, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, Canadian bacon, cheese, fresh fruit, cinnamon rolls, oatmeal and assorted beverages.

Vanderbilt is proud of its employees and their hard work and contributions to carrying out the mission of the university. This year you have helped us rank:

  • No. 5 for “Best Run Colleges” and “Beautiful Campus” by Princeton Review
  • No. 14 among “Best Universities in the Country” (up from No. 15) by U.S. News & World Report
  • No. 125 among “America’s Best Employers for Women” (2018) by Forbes
  • No. 164 among “America’s Best Employers” (2018) by Forbes

For more information about the pregame tailgate, visit

A Vanderbilt University ID is required for you and your family to enter this free event. Online registration for football tickets is now closed. However, any reserved tickets not claimed by 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 8 will be made available first come, first served at 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Game kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. Vanderbilt University employees are encouraged to show their black and gold to receive a free ticket. Free tickets won’t be given to anyone wearing navy blue and grey or the University of Nevada logo.