Mar. 17, 2020—To accommodate those who have left campus and need to hold on to library books in order to complete projects, the due date for all regular circulating materials has been extended to May 8, 2020. Items may be returned to the library via mail.
Mar. 17, 2020—In light of the circumstances under which undergraduate students will be completing their spring semester, the deans of Blair School of Music, the College of Arts and Science, Peabody College, and the School of Engineering have agreed to extend the deadline for students to change their enrollments from "graded" to "pass/fail." The original deadline of Jan. 20 has been extended to April 10.
Mar. 17, 2020—The Vanderbilt University Board of Trust has established the new Ad Hoc Committee on University COVID-19 Response to support the university's actions around COVID-19.
Several student COVID-19 cases confirmed; Vanderbilt further urges university community to take precautions
Mar. 17, 2020—As positive tests for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 have now been confirmed for several undergraduate students, Vanderbilt advises the university community to further heed public health and safety recommendations.
Mar. 16, 2020—In her latest "Open Mind" column, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente discusses how we can live, learn and work with social distancing, and our responsibility to do so.
Mar. 15, 2020—Due to the current status of the University concerning the COVID-19 virus, the VandyRides service is suspended as of March 14, 2020. The health and safety of our students is our top priority; therefore, VUPS will continue to provide an on-call medical transportation service.
Mar. 14, 2020—Beginning Monday, March 16, VandyRide will move to using small, open-air vehicles to provide safety escorts for students, faculty and staff.
Mar. 13, 2020—In order to protect the health and safety of the Vanderbilt community during the unprecedented public health challenge of COVID-19, the university is instituting an initial remote work period beginning Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 27. Individual remote work decisions require approval by an employee's manager.
Mar. 13, 2020—Insurance provider Aetna is waiving co-pays and member cost share for all diagnostic testing related to COVID-19.
Mar. 13, 2020—The Office of Faculty Affairs has launched a new centralized web portal where faculty members can find the broad array of resources available to them as the university transitions all academic courses to online and alternative education.
Mar. 12, 2020—Vanderbilt has made Zoom online conferencing software available for all university faculty, students and staff. Are you missing the sights of Vanderbilt while living, learning or working off campus? Bring the university home by downloading campus images to use as virtual backgrounds for your next Zoom meeting.
Mar. 12, 2020—All undergraduate campus residents should make plans to move out no later than Sunday, March 15, and should complete the required Spring Move-Out Information Form available on the OHARE website as soon as possible. Classes will resume using online and alternative learning on March 16.