Vanderbilt Magazine

The Journey Begins: Incoming students welcomed during annual Founders Walk

Photo by Truman McDaniel

Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Cybele Raver, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, helped lead the procession of first-year, transfer and Next Steps students during Founders Walk on Aug. 22. The annual celebration, which marks the conclusion of Move-In Weekend, officially welcomes the newest members of the Vanderbilt community as they walk across campus from The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons to Alumni Lawn. “Just as we chose you, you chose us,” Diermeier told the students at the event. “Just as we have committed to you, you have committed to us. By virtue of this mutual commitment, you are a full member of the Vanderbilt community from day one. You earned your place. You belong. And we are so glad that you are here.”