Return to Campus Plan
Aug. 24, 2020—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.
Aug. 24, 2020—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.
Aug. 24, 2020—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.
Aug. 21, 2020—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.
Aug. 21, 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.
Aug. 19, 2020—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.
Aug. 17, 2020—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.
Aug. 17, 2020—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.
Aug. 17, 2020—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.
Aug. 17, 2020—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.
Aug. 17, 2020—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.
Aug. 17, 2020—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.