Return To Campus Plan

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    Vanderbilt offers Commodore Card on iPhone and Apple Watch

    Students, faculty and staff can now add their Commodore Card to Apple Wallet and use their iPhone and Apple Watch to access buildings on campus, purchase meals and more. Read More

    Sep. 8, 2020

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    Return to Campus Update for Sept. 7

    Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff are adapting to the current reality of campus life during the COVID-19 pandemic—and learning to thrive and support each other while doing so. Read More

    Sep. 7, 2020

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    Vanderbilt students adapt to new ways of socializing and supporting each other amid pandemic protocols

    Now that many Vanderbilt students have returned to Nashville, they are adapting to the new reality of campus life—and learning to thrive and support classmates while doing so. Read More

    Sep. 3, 2020

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    Ideas for socializing during the pandemic

    This semester may look different from years past, but that hasn’t stopped students, faculty and staff from interacting with their fellow Commodores in new and meaningful ways amid the COVID-19 pandemic and its necessary safety protocols. Read More

    Sep. 3, 2020

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    After a strong first week, let’s keep it going

    Students, faculty and staff are heeding the call to keep one another safe and healthy so Vanderbilt can continue with its vital scholarly mission, write Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain in an Aug. 28 message to the university community.  Read More

    Aug. 31, 2020

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    Diermeier thanks faculty for Return to Campus efforts, pledges continued support for research

    Chancellor Daniel Diermeier expressed gratitude to the entire Vanderbilt community for efforts to return students and faculty to campus safely during the global pandemic, and pledged that Vanderbilt would continue to support faculty and their research, during his inaugural Faculty Assembly address held virtually on Aug. 27. Read More

    Aug. 28, 2020

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    Adaptive Teaching at Vanderbilt: Preparation, collaboration over summer paves way for effective teaching in hybrid classroom

    Vanderbilt’s substantial investments in classroom technology and efforts to foster collaboration over the summer were aimed at preparing faculty to teach effectively within the hybrid classroom this fall. Read More

    Aug. 26, 2020

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    Return to Campus Update for Aug. 24

    All of Vanderbilt’s schools and colleges will conduct classes on campus today for the first time since March 9, the result of plans developed with diligence and care over the summer to ensure the university is ready for faculty, staff and students to return. Read More

    Aug. 24, 2020

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    VandyRide begins limited service; enhanced safety protocols for other vehicles

    VandyRide will begin operating limited service with two shuttles, one on the Gold Route and one on the Black Route, today, Aug. 24. There will be longer wait times due to capacity restrictions related to COVID-19. Increased service and more on-demand options will be introduced later this semester. Read More

    Aug. 24, 2020

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    Campus surveillance testing launches this week

    Vanderbilt's COVID-19 surveillance testing program will begin this week to ensure as much as possible the safety and well-being of the university community.This program is based on analysis of COVID-19 test outcomes and other factors to ensure a representative, meaningful and targeted sampling of the VU community. Read More

    Aug. 24, 2020

  • No mask? Too close? Tips for COVID-19 safety compliance

    Tips for talking about wearing masks, physical distancing

    Both mask wearing and physical distancing are required on Vanderbilt's campus, and it can be uncomfortable to ask a fellow Commodore to put on their mask or to move 6 feet away. Here are some proven techniques for encouraging compliance by others. Read More

    Aug. 24, 2020

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    Vanderbilt updates misconduct guidelines

    The Office of the Dean of Students has announced a revision to the student accountability sanctions for violations of the university’s COVID-19 policies and protocols. The announcement comes as other universities have suspended in-person classes after reopening due to outbreaks on campus. Read More

    Aug. 21, 2020

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    Watch: Vanderbilt welcomes students to campus during Move-In 2020

    Move-In at Vanderbilt University looks different this year—but the excitement among students, faculty and staff is as strong as ever. Vanderbilt welcomed students back to campus during 2020 Move-In Aug. 17–21. Read More

    Aug. 21, 2020

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    Urgent message about the start of classes

    As the headlines fill with stories of universities forced to suspend in-person classes after reopening due to outbreaks on campus, we write to reiterate the utmost seriousness with which you—and every member of the Vanderbilt community—must take our public health and safety requirements, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost Susan R. Wente said in an Aug. 19 message to undergraduate students. Read More

    Aug. 19, 2020

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    Return to Campus Update for Aug. 17

    As Vanderbilt prepares to welcome students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars back to campus, it’s important for all to closely follow all university protocols. Read More

    Aug. 17, 2020

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    Student accountability: Your actions on and off campus

    Each year, off-campus residents are asked to adhere to the university’s Good Neighbor Guidelines as representatives of Vanderbilt in their interactions with the Nashville community. This year, the principles underlying the Good Neighbor Guidelines are more important than ever, whether living on or off campus. It is the responsibility of each community member to fully commit to protecting the Vanderbilt community’s collective health and well-being and play their individual part in ensuring a successful fall semester. Read More

    Aug. 17, 2020

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    VCFC to launch Art Adventures Enrichment Program for Vanderbilt parents with school-age children

    The Vanderbilt Child and Family Center will launch a recreational art enrichment program for Vanderbilt University community members with school-age children entering first through fifth grades. The new Art Adventures Enrichment Program will run Aug. 24–Nov. 25. The launch of this program comes as the university explores ways to support Vanderbilt community members with school-age children.  Read More

    Aug. 17, 2020

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    Researchers can update on-campus research ramp-up plans during Phase II+

    In Phase II+, lead researchers have the opportunity to update their on-campus research ramp-up plans if needed. The new RedCAP forms for Phase II+ are now available. For faculty who would like to mentor VU undergraduate students in a research project that involves in-person activities, as is customary, faculty should work with the undergraduate student to plan the research activities they propose to undertake. During Phase II+, these plans must be reviewed and approved before they can be implemented. Read More

    Aug. 17, 2020

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    Undergraduate students attending in-person classes required to complete arrival testing

    All Vanderbilt undergraduates attending in-person classes (living on or off campus) will be tested after arriving on campus for the semester. Undergraduate students moving into on-campus housing will have their test kit waiting in their room. Undergraduate students living off campus will pick up their test kit on campus. Read More

    Aug. 17, 2020

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    Vanderbilt shares updates to masking requirements

    Face masks/coverings must be worn by all individuals on campus at all times in public indoor settings. Based on CDC guidance and recent updated studies, the university has made updates to its face masks/coverings guidelines. Read More

    Aug. 17, 2020