Vanderbilt Magazine

Extended Family: Vanderbilt celebrates Family Weekend with three days of special events

More than 3,000 parents, siblings, grandparents, students and others celebrated Family Weekend Oct. 1–3 as Vanderbilt welcomed families to campus for three days of special events. Fall for the Arts, pictured here, offered students and their families an evening of delicious food, arts and crafts, and student performances on Peabody Lawn. Other weekend highlights included a tailgate party before the Commodores’ 30-28 football victory over Connecticut, campus tours, webinars about student life and a farewell breakfast.

“Our community has never been more important than it is now, at this uncharted and pivotal moment within our university’s history,” Chancellor Daniel Diermeier said to open the festivities on Friday afternoon. “Our Vanderbilt parents and family members are vital members of our community. You are an active part of your students’ journeys and, therefore, Vanderbilt’s journey.”

Photo by Randolph Infinger/Vanderbilt University