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  Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023  
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Chancellor Diermeier shares message encouraging staff to ‘dare to grow together this fall’
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier shared a message with the Vanderbilt staff to ring in the 2023-24 academic year.
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Dialogue Vanderbilt will advance civil discourse, bolster commitment to free expression
In a reaffirmation of its commitment to free expression, Vanderbilt University today launched Dialogue Vanderbilt. The initiative aims to provide a range of programs to students, faculty and the broader community to promote civil discourse and better understand and address political polarization.
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Incoming students welcomed at Founders Walk, learn ‘The Vanderbilt Way’
First-year, transfer and Next Steps students took part in the Vanderbilt University tradition of Founders Walk on Aug. 20. In a celebratory procession, the students made their way from The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons to Alumni Lawn.
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WATCH: Chemistry major pursues passions in poetry, dance through Immersion Vanderbilt
JaHyne “JJ” Johnson, BS’23, came to Vanderbilt as a QuestBridge Scholar, ready to “do the work” and come out with a solid career path. What JJ didn’t realize then was that the opportunities he pursued through classes, activities and Immersion Vanderbilt would allow him to write poetry, conduct research, dance in a ballet, launch a podcast and more.
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Tutor Nashville seeking volunteers to support MNPS students
Tutor Nashville, Vanderbilt’s partnership with Metro Nashville Public Schools’ high-impact tutoring program, is seeking volunteers for the “Accelerating Scholars” tutoring program. Volunteer tutors are matched one-on-one with students to provide support in literacy and math to first through ninth grade students.
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REMINDER: Save the date for staff assembly on Sept. 21
All Vanderbilt University staff are invited to attend the Fall Staff Assembly, either in person or virtually, at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21. The event will celebrate university staff and their many contributions to the Vanderbilt mission.
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Alternative parking lots, garages to mitigate traffic near 25th Avenue Garage
Due to construction blockages and West End traffic, annual parking permit holders who utilize 25th Avenue Garage should consider other parking and commute options.
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Vanderbilt Osher Lifelong Learning announces classes for fall 2023
The complexities of the U.S. health care system, the role of media in modern politics, music born along the Mississippi River and the joys and benefits of birdwatching are just some of the varied courses being offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt University this fall.
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ICYMI: Vanderbilt expands investments in staff; search for inaugural vice chancellor for people, culture and belonging underway
This expanded role will bring together key operational activities that impact the staff experience, including hiring, staff development, equal opportunity and access, health and wellness programs and belonging initiatives.  
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ICYMI: Vanderbilt strengthens partnership with Posse Foundation, expands program on campus
Vanderbilt University is expanding its nearly 35-year partnership with The Posse Foundation, a national nonprofit organization that teams up with selective colleges and universities in the United States to provide student scholarships and leadership training.
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ICYMI: Vanderbilt Athletics opens SEC’s first sensory rooms
Furthering Vanderbilt’s commitment to creating an inclusive game-day experience for everyone in Commodore Nation, the university has announced the installation of sensory rooms inside Memorial Gymnasium and FirstBank Stadium.
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Happy first day of classes, ‘Dores! ☀️📚☕️ Vanderbilt welcomed students back to campus today with Coffee & Info Kiosks on Commons Lawn and Fleming Yard. #Vandygram


Welcome Week Events

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Aug. 23 New Postdoctoral Scholars orientation

Aug. 23-24 Graduate and Postdoc academic success: Co-working sessions

Aug. 24 Research Development & Support office hours to discuss ARPA-H proposals

Aug. 24 New Postdoc coffee break social

Aug. 25 Margaret Cuninggim Women's Center open house

Aug. 25 Black Cultural Center Welcome Back Luncheon

Aug. 26 First football game vs. Hawai'i


Looking Ahead

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Aug. 28–Sept. 4 National Week of Service

Aug. 28 K.C. Potter Center for LGBTQI Life Welcome Reception

Aug. 29 AlertVU test

Sept. 1 Simple Beginnings Lab Coat Ceremony

Sept. 6 VandyPASS Launch

Sept. 6 Internal Campus Supplier Vendor Fair

Sept. 6 Wond’ry Book Swap

Sept. 15 ‘Voices of Mississippi’ concert event

Sept. 27 Flulapalooza

Oct. 16–27 Open Enrollment


In Case You Missed It

Security Notice: Sexual assault

Fall 2023 Flex Meal Deal for faculty, staff, graduate and professional students ends TODAY

WATCH: Move-In features fun, connection on The Ingram Commons for Class of 2027

Vanderbilt Campus Dining launches ReusePass reusable container program

Part of Medical Center Drive to close for 16 months beginning Aug. 18

Tuition benefit applications for fall 2023 are open

Tips for commuting, parking on campus during current construction

New timekeeping system UKG Ready (Kronos) has launched

Vanderbilt extends contract with discounts vendor Abenity

Understanding Higher Education course available for employees

Focus on your family’s health with Virgin Pulse as a new school year starts

Enhance your coaching skills with HR ELE’s Coaching Lab


Fall 2023 Academic Calendar

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· AUG ·
  Most classes begin for the fall term
· SEP ·
  Labor Day
· OCT ·
  Fall Break for undergraduates
· NOV ·
  Thanksgiving holidays for most schools
· DEC ·
  Final examinations and reading days
· DEC ·
  Fall semester ends


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