Vanderbilt Class of 2024 invited to Sesquicentennial Senior Prom

Every graduating class from Vanderbilt University has a unique journey to the finish line. That is especially true for the Class of 2024.

The COVID-19 pandemic in the fall of 2020 meant students missed many Vanderbilt traditions, including Move-In, Founders Walk, Commons Ball and a Class of 2024 group photo on The Ingram Commons Lawn. The same students also lost an important milestone during their senior year of high school: prom.

To bring some extra celebration to a class that weathered a nontraditional beginning to college, the Office of the Chancellor, Student Affairs, Office of Undergraduate Education and Vanderbilt Student Government will host The Sesquicentennial Senior Prom.

Vanderbilt students celebrate graduation. Photo: Joe Howell.

This special event for the Class of 2024 will take place on April 6 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Student Life Center Ballroom, 310 25th Ave. S.  Admission is $5 for graduating seniors and will include food, DJ and a photo booth to capture the memories. Along with their ticket, students must present a Vanderbilt student ID to gain entrance to the event. Identification must also be presented by those over 21 who wish to drink alcohol at the party.

“The senior prom for the Class of 2024 is not just a celebration but a testament to the resilience and tenacity of our students, who have faced unprecedented challenges with grace and determination,” said Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education Tiffiny Tung. “It’s a moment for us to honor their journey, applaud their achievements and look forward to the bright futures they are bound to forge.”

The Class of 2024 has attended Vanderbilt at an unprecedented time in history. In addition to navigating the COVID-19 pandemic as students, they’ve also witnessed Vanderbilt celebrate its 150th anniversary.

The one-time Sesquicentennial Senior Prom will honor this year’s graduating class with an event like no other.


Learn more about event logistics and purchase a ticket to the prom by visiting this link.

Find details about all Commencement 2024 activities at