Alumni Benefits and Discount Program

The Vanderbilt Alumni Association offers the Alumni and Benefits program to all alumni of the university. Our benefits include ways to help you get fit and opportunities to continue your education after graduation. The Alumni Discount Program provides members with an elite collection of local and national discounts from thousands of hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, retailers, florists, car dealers, theme parks, national attractions, concerts, and events through Abenity.

Alumni Benefits

Alumni Insurance Exchange-Short-Term Major Medical

The Vanderbilt Alumni Association offers access to the Alumni Insurance Exchange for alumni who may be in need of temporary medical coverage. Offerings are based on your state of residence, and may vary based on other criteria. Note that this service is not affiliated with the Health Insurance Marketplace. Alumni in need of medical coverage can apply for coverage two ways:
1. Apply Online 
2. Call (800) 922-1245

You’re active and healthy now, but an expensive accident or unexpected illness can happen. Protect yourself with this benefit for Vanderbilt alumni.

Penn Club of New York Affiliate

Interested in expanding your network of influential people and advancing your career or business? Connect with real movers and shakers by becoming a member of the Penn Club! The private club offers Vanderbilt University alumni and Penn alumni continued connection to fellow alumni and the vast Ivy League network, especially in the NewYork Metro area.

The Penn Club of New York is located at 30 West 44th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues in midtown Manhattan. Club membership is open to all Vanderbilt alumni nationwide. The Penn Club offers its members exclusive access to a wide range of elegant facilities and outstanding services to enhance their life in New York – from entertaining clients with gourmet dining to relaxing at the spa. Alumni are welcome to join for access to 39 affordable overnight guest rooms, fitness center, massage room, 6 meeting and banquet rooms, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, and member activities to encourage continued learning via lectures, networking and social gatherings. Members enjoy full benefits of the clubhouse, attend social events, and reunite with fellow alumni.

To receive a membership package with an application and current dues rates, email stating that you are a Vanderbilt University alumnus or alumna, or call (212) 403-6627. To learn more about what the Penn Club has to offer and check out their virtual tour, visit

Penn Club Dues and Initiation Fees
Age Annual Dues Initiation Fees
21-28 years old $550 $550
29-34 years old $1200 $1200
35+ years old $1625 $1200
Spousal Membership $350 N/A

Should you have any additional questions, please contact Donna Johnson in the Vanderbilt Alumni Relations Office at (615) 322-2929.

Legends Club of Tennessee

Vanderbilt alumni will receive 20% off of the current initiation fee with confirmation of graduating status. Contact The Vanderbilt Legends Club at (615) 791-8100 ext. 254 for more information on pricing.

Exclusive Nashville Hotel Rates for Alumni

The Homewood Suites, Hilton Garden Inn and Home2 Suites Nashville/ Vanderbilt hotels would like to offer you exclusive hotel rates as Vanderbilt University Alumni.

You will receive 15% off the regular hotel rates and a free night after staying only 10 nights. Free membership and no obligation.

To register please go to and fill out the short form. You will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to receive your special discount. You must use these instructions when booking in order to get the discount.

Hotels in the Program:

Homewood Suites Nashville Vanderbilt 
2400 West End Ave.

Home2 Suites Nashville Vanderbilt
1800 Division St.

Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Vanderbilt
1715 Broadway

For more information call 615-921-8138 or

Saving for College

The Independent 529 Plan allows you to lock in tuition costs at less than today's price, providing the security of a guarantee against tuition inflation, freedom from market risk, and the flexibility of a national program. Because the colleges invest the funds you pay, they are able to offer a discount on today’s prices. It’s open to the general public. For questions about Independent 529 Plan, policies and service, call (888) 718-7878.

The University Club

The University Club is conveniently located in the heart of the Vanderbilt campus. The Club is here to serve faculty and staff and their families from accredited institutions of higher learning in Middle Tennessee as well as members of the Board of Regents of the State of Tennessee and of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. We present a variety of options for meeting rooms for members as well as daily lunches and the convenience for the member to reserve space for dinners and receptions that provide opportunities to socialize with constituents, family and friends.

Our conscientious, knowledgeable and friendly staff at the Club provides friendly support for meeting and event planning allowing each occasion to flow effortlessly for those in attendance. The Club has great food prepared by a team of experts and ambience that can provide a “home away from home “ atmosphere for you and your guests. The Club hosts themed member events on a monthly basis for example Martini Night (where the menu is served in Martini glasses) A Bastille Day celebration, Saint Patrick’s celebration, a Thanksgiving buffet, Christmas Dinner Dance, Chef’s Table dinners just to name a few.

Along with daily lunches served in our Main Dining Room the club also provides at home pre game football and basketball game buffets. The Club is affiliated with an organization that provides access to a network of clubs and facilities both here and overseas for you to frequent and stay at with reciprocal membership benefits.

To inquire about membership or if you have any questions please contact Richard Watson/General Manager or Deborah Fluhart/Assistant Manager. The University Club of Nashville (615) 322-8564 or visit our website.

Alumni Career Resources

The Vanderbilt Alumni Association is proud to now offer career resources to alumni! Our new and expanded services include job postings; career development workshops and online resources; networking opportunities through Chapter events and VUconnect online community; and exclusive Vanderbilt discounts to help you along your path.

University Libraries

Alumni are welcome to visit the University libraries and take advantage of their resources. Visit the link above or call (615) 322-2800 to see what online services and databases are available to alumni.

The Medical Alumni Digital Library was developed for Vanderbilt's Medical Alumni.

Alumni may contact Dr. Ann Price of the Medical Alumni Affairs office to request the login & password at (615) 343-6337.

Recreation and Wellness Center

If you graduated before 1990, you may not know about the Recreation and Wellness Center. Indoor facilities include a multi-purpose gymnasium, volleyball and badminton, indoor track, racquetball/squash courts, swimming pool, a weight room/fitness center, a rock climbing wall and a host of amenities including towel and locker service. One-on-one trainers and aerobic classes are also offered. All Vanderbilt alumni are eligible to use the Student Recreation Center as a guest or purchase a membership.

For more information please call (615) 343-6627 or visit

Retirement Learning

Retirement Learning At Vanderbilt is a membership organization that offers non-credit courses JUST FOR FUN. These daytime classes are taught primarily by VU professors and are offered to alumni and the public - even if you are not retired. A variety of classes are offered each six-week term and one full week in the summer.

For more information call (615) 322-5569.

Transcript Fee Eliminated

The University Registrar's Office is pleased to announce that as of August 1, 2003 Vanderbilt alumni will no longer be charged a fee for transcripts. Alumni will continue to pay for special handling and delivery charges such as FedEx, UPS, and Priority Mail.

Detailed information on ordering transcripts can be obtained online, or by calling the University Registrar's Office at (615) 322-7701.

Traveling to Vanderbilt

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Alumni Discount Program

Join the Vanderbilt Alumni Discount Program

The Vanderbilt Alumni Association provides members with an elite collection of local and national discounts from thousands of hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, retailers, florists, car dealers, theme parks, national attractions, concerts, and events through Abenity.

Register today and enjoy full access to the discounts available to you as a benefit. Remember to login often as new discounts are added and updated regularly. We want you to be a good steward of your hard-earned money and give you a reason to Celebrate Your Savings