Return To Campus Plan

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    Return to Campus video series launches

    A new video series is highlighting Vanderbilt's Return to Campus Plan and informing members of the campus community what will be different this semester. More videos will be added over the coming weeks. Read More

    Aug. 16, 2020

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    Symptom assessment tool mandatory for students returning for in-person classes

    Individuals who have been authorized to return to campus, including all undergraduate, graduate and professional students, must conduct symptom monitoring every day before coming to campus or leaving their residence hall room. A symptom assessment tool has been created within the existing VandySafe app to aid those coming to and living on campus. The tool is also recommended for faculty, staff and postdocs coming to campus. Read More

    Aug. 16, 2020

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    Library 101: Hitting the Books Successfully

    The libraries are following university protocols to enhance safety and promote physical distancing, while delivering excellent services and resources for learning and research. Remote resources and services have been expanded over the course of the last few months. Central, Peabody, and Science and Engineering libraries will be open for undergraduate students living off campus to use as an on-campus place to take their online courses. VUID card access is required to enter these buildings and each building has set its own hours. Read More

    Aug. 16, 2020

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    Vanderbilt welcomes transfer students to campus

    The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs has launched an online Transfer Student Orientation program to help support the fall 2020 incoming transfer cohort. During the two-week orientation period, transfer students will meet virtually with their Transfer Group, a smaller cohort of 13-15 incoming transfers led by an upper-division Transfer Student Leader. All new transfers will also be invited to visit campus for a drop-by welcome event, where they’ll have the opportunity to meet their TSL in person and participate in a campus tour, led by an orientation leader.  Read More

    Aug. 16, 2020

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    Move-in week to offer activities and orientation for incoming undergraduate students

    As move-in commences this week, a mix of in-person and virtual activities will be available to students. This includes nightly welcome and orientation activities with residential faculty, orientation leaders and residential colleges staff, as well as the separate CommonVU orientation modules that became available on Aug. 15. There will also be small-group campus tours, scavenger hunts, floor meetings, virtual roommate activities and much more. Additionally, Parents and Family Orientation, typically hosted the Sunday following move-in, will be held in three virtual sessions this year. Read More

    Aug. 16, 2020

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    Everything you need to know about move-in

    Undergraduate move-in begins Monday, Aug. 17, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 23. All students scheduled to move into campus housing must have a negative result from their pre-arrival test or complete a pre-arrival testing waiver request if the student has been COVID-19-positive (confirmed with a PCR test) in the past three months. Students and families also should be prepared to follow campus protocols, including wearing face masks/coverings at all times while on campus. Read More

    Aug. 16, 2020

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    Public Health AmbassaDores prepare for community’s return to campus with new hotline

    When you return to Vanderbilt this week, you may notice some community members decked out in Public Health AmbassaDore shirts or buttons. These PHAs help educate the community on the new Return to Campus protocols and provide resources that help create a safe environment. If you notice COVID-19 protocols are not being followed, report it by calling the PHA hotline at 615-343-1352. The hotline is run by the VUPS Dispatch Center and should be used to report an active concern on campus regarding protocols not being followed. Read More

    Aug. 16, 2020

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    A message to faculty on fulfilling our mission as we return to campus

    The Vanderbilt community will come together, continue to make adjustments, embrace debate and discussion, and focus on how best to ensure we take care of one another while fulfilling our scholarly missions as a residential research university, write Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente in a message to faculty. Read More

    Aug. 12, 2020

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    Return to Campus Update for Aug. 10

    The university is on track to continue welcoming students back to campus over the next two weeks. In-person classes for several professional degree programs have already launched, and undergraduate, graduate and many professional programs will begin in-person classes on Aug. 24. Read More

    Aug. 10, 2020

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    Who do you mask up for?

    Anchor Down. Step Up. Together, we can slow the spread of COVID-19. Share your mask photos with us on social media using #AnchorDownStepUp and tell us: Who do you mask up for? Read More

    Aug. 10, 2020

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    Classroom visiting period for faculty is Aug. 10–21 ahead of fall semester start

    Faculty may visit the classrooms in which they will teach undergraduate and graduate courses this fall from Monday, Aug. 10, through Friday, Aug. 21, as part of their preparation for in-person and hybrid teaching. Read More

    Aug. 5, 2020

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    Return to Campus Update: Vanderbilt Phase II continues with readiness for further on-campus activities

    Vanderbilt has continued to successfully implement Phase II of its Return to Campus Plan and, as of Aug. 10, will have the criteria and systems in place to begin on-campus classes on Aug. 24 for all undergraduates and many graduate and professional students. Read More

    Aug. 3, 2020

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    Return to Campus Update for July 27

    The new weekly Return to Campus Update will provide the Vanderbilt community with the latest information regarding the fall 2020 Return to Campus Plan. Read More

    Jul. 27, 2020

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    Wente to relaunch ‘Open Dore on Location’ series, invites faculty to discuss Return to Campus plans

    “Open Dore on Location” will be held in a new digital form due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and will initially focus on the university’s Return to Campus Plan and addressing faculty questions in a small, open-forum format. The second week of sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 4, and Friday, Aug. 7. Read More

    Jul. 24, 2020

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    Information for undergrads spending time abroad this summer, including required form

    Per CDC guidance and Vanderbilt policy, any student reporting to campus for the fall semester from abroad or following international travel—whether they plan to live on or off campus—must self-quarantine for 14 days before coming to campus. All students arriving from abroad are asked to complete the International Pre-arrival Form on Anchorlink. Read More

    Jul. 24, 2020

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    Complete COVID-19 Return to Campus Acknowledgement by Aug. 7

    All undergraduate students must complete the COVID-19 Return to Campus Acknowledgment for Undergraduate Students by Friday, Aug. 7. Read More

    Jul. 22, 2020

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    Important updates on fall semester and return to campus for graduate and professional students

    Vanderbilt has finalized many new important actions for the fall semester to prepare our campus and to protect the health and safety of our community as much as possible, writes Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente in a message to graduate and professional students. Read More

    Jul. 20, 2020

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    Important updates on fall semester and return to campus for undergraduates

    Vanderbilt has finalized many new important actions for the fall semester to prepare our campus and to protect the health and safety of our community as much as possible, writes Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente in a message to undergraduate students. Read More

    Jul. 20, 2020

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    Important updates on fall semester and return to campus for staff and postdocs

    Vanderbilt has finalized many new important actions for the fall semester to prepare our campus and to protect the health and safety of our community as much as possible, write Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain in a message to university staff and postdoctoral scholars. Read More

    Jul. 20, 2020

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    Important updates on fall semester and return to campus for faculty

    Vanderbilt has finalized many new important actions for the fall semester to prepare our campus and to protect the health and safety of our community as much as possible, writes Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente in a message to university faculty. Read More

    Jul. 20, 2020