Oct. 13, 2016—The Office of Active Citizenship and Service, in collaboration with The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, will celebrate the milestone and recognize founders Edward and Janice Nichols at the annual Nichols Humanitarian Fund Reception on Oct. 20.
May. 12, 2016—Finding the inspiration to live a meaningful life is more a “slow, chip-away-at-it process” than a thunderclap of revelation, Senior Day speaker Soledad O’Brien told Vanderbilt’s Class of 2016 during her address.
May. 12, 2016—Television journalist and philanthropist Soledad O'Brien will give Vanderbilt's Senior Day address beginning at 11 a.m. today in Memorial Gym. Watch a live stream of the event on the Vanderbilt homepage, www.vanderbilt.edu.
Apr. 26, 2016—As Commencement and Senior Day approach at Vanderbilt, they bring with them annual traditions such as the chancellor's address to students, The Party and a special speaker for Senior Day.
Nov. 23, 2015—Preparations are underway for Commencement 2016, scheduled for May 11-13, and many details of the three-day event are available on the newly re-launched Commencement website.
May. 7, 2015—Life is much more than following your passion, writer Walter Isaacson told graduating seniors during his Senior Day address.
May. 8, 2014—Former surgeon general Regina M. Benjamin told Vanderbilt graduating seniors to change the world during her Senior Class Day address in Memorial Gym.
Apr. 29, 2014—Commencement and Senior Day at Vanderbilt will bring words of wisdom from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and former surgeon general Regina M. Benjamin on May 8-9.
Former Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin to deliver Senior Day address during Vanderbilt University’s Commencement
Dec. 2, 2013—Regina M. Benjamin, who recently ended her four-year term as the 18th surgeon general of the United States, will receive Vanderbilt’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal in May 2014 when she addresses graduating seniors and their families during Senior Day.
May. 9, 2013—The bloody and warlike history of the world is all the more reason to be caring citizens going forward, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison advised graduates during Senior Day festivities at Vanderbilt University.
Chancellor, Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author to address graduating seniors at Vanderbilt University May 9-10
May. 6, 2013—Vanderbilt University seniors will close their chapters as undergraduates with words from Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison who will deliver the Senior Day address Thursday, May 9, followed by Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 10.
Nov. 12, 2012—Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Toni Morrison will be the 2013 Senior Day speaker at Vanderbilt University. Her address will be streamed live on the Vanderbilt News website May 9.