May. 18, 2020—The SEC Executive Committee has provided a $100,000 grant on behalf of the Southeastern Conference for disaster relief to aid Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff affected by the EF-3 tornado that struck Nashville and the surrounding area on March 3.
Mar. 9, 2020—In her "Open Mind" column, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente addresses the community's response to the March 3 tornado and the global outbreak of the coronavirus.
Mar. 4, 2020—Vanderbilt Athletics will host a donation drive to assist with Middle Tennessee tornado relief efforts on Saturday, March 7, prior to the men’s basketball home game against South Carolina. The drive will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at the McGugin Center parking lot, 2601 Jess Neely Drive.
Mar. 3, 2020—Though the Vanderbilt campus escaped damage from a March 3 tornado, some members of the university community have been significantly impacted, including losing their homes, following the storm that hit Nashville during the early morning hours. University officials continue to reach out to students, faculty and staff to determine the impact for, and provide assistance to, those who live off-campus.
Apr. 19, 2018—It's been 20 years since an F-3 tornado hit Nashville's urban core in April 1998, making this month a good time for students, faculty and staff to revisit Vanderbilt’s weather safety procedures.
Sep. 16, 2016—September is National Preparedness Month—a good time to revisit what to do in the event severe weather threatens the Vanderbilt community.
Feb. 26, 2016—Severe Weather Awareness Week, scheduled Feb. 28–March 5 for Middle Tennessee, is a good time to revisit what to do in the event severe weather threatens the Vanderbilt community.
Apr. 29, 2015—For many, springtime brings more than April showers and May flowers. Each year, the season brings fear and anxiety to many tornado- and storm-fearing residents of the Southeast, including Middle Tennessee. According to the National Weather Service, 469 individual tornadoes have been catalogued in Middle Tennessee since 1830. In the past decade, during which time...
Feb. 24, 2015—Historically, the spring months are the most active for severe weather throughout Middle Tennessee. A number of resources are available to help members of the Vanderbilt community prepare and have a plan in place should severe weather threaten campus.
Feb. 14, 2014—Severe Weather Awareness Week in Tennessee, Feb. 16-22, is a good time to revisit what to do in the event severe weather threatens the Vanderbilt community.
Mar. 19, 2013—Severe weather in Nashville March 18 prompted the sounding of Metropolitan Nashville’s sirens and also prompted some questions about Vanderbilt’s notification system.
Mar. 13, 2013—Vanderbilt University is upgrading its outdoor tornado siren system and will conduct a one-minute test of the siren at noon on Saturday, March 16.