A little rain did not stop Vanderbilt from welcoming the Class of 2025 to campus. Move-In Day took place on Aug. 21 as first-year students and their families arrived on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. Upper-division students, faculty and staff all braved the rainy conditions to make the newest members of the Vanderbilt community feel welcomed and at home.
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Provost and Vice Chancellor C. Cybele Raver, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Residential Faculty Vanessa Beasley and Dean of Ingram Commons Melissa Gresalfi stand with a student during move-in. All photos by John Russell/Vanderbilt University
Returning students help first-year students on Move-In Day.
Families capture images of Move-In Day milestones on Aug. 21, 2021.
Provost C. Cybele Raver stands with students during move-in.
Carts were the most sought-after tool of the day as first-year students moved in on Aug. 21, 2021.
Students and families figure out what goes where on Move-In Day.
People from all areas of the university pitched in on Move-In Day.
Volunteers welcome first-year students with enthusiasm on Move-In Day, Aug. 21, 2021.
Keeping traffic moving was key to a successful Move-In Day.
Who’re you with? The “VU” hand sign was ubiquitous on Move-In Day as volunteers welcomed first-year students and their families.