Students, families celebrate at Vanderbilt Family Weekend 2022

Family Weekend 2022

The Vanderbilt community welcomed more than 3,000 family members and friends to campus Sept. 9–11 to celebrate this year’s Family Weekend.

Events included the Fall for the Arts festival, a question-and-answer session with Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and other Vanderbilt leaders about the university’s priorities and goals, a Commodores football tailgate and game, and a grandparents’ social.




Shown left to right are David Ter Kuile, associate vice chancellor for auxiliary services; Pam Jones, associate vice chancellor for health and wellness; André Churchwell, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer; G.L. Black, associate provost and dean of students; Tiffiny Tung, vice provost for undergraduate education; C. Cybele Raver, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs; Chancellor Daniel Diermeier; Chris Mahler, Parents and Families co-chair; and Grace Mahler, Parents and Families co-chair.

Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Vanderbilt leadership answered questions on a range of topics submitted by parents and families, including issues related to free expression, mental and physical health support, tuition and financial aid, and more.

Watch the full University Update here.


Saturday’s Commodore football festivities started with a live broadcast of ESPN’s SEC Nation on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. The broadcast was followed by a tailgate and the game against Wake Forest.


ESPN’s SEC Nation aired live from the Vandy campus on Sept. 10 in advance of the football team’s home game with Wake Forest.