Summer Send-Off Parties

Since 1968, incoming undergraduate students have been treated to Summer Send-Off Parties. These festive gatherings are sponsored by the Vanderbilt Alumni Association and its chapters across the country.


Please check back periodically as more parties are confirmed and details are finalized.

Summer Send-Off Parties bring alumni, current students, and incoming students and their families together in a casual setting in their hometowns to celebrate the university’s newest arrivals and send them off to Vanderbilt in style. Past, current and future Vanderbilt students are given an opportunity to connect with each other and experience the “Vanderbilt community” together firsthand.

Vanderbilt will host Summer Send-Off Parties in cities across the country this summer. New families can find the closest party simply by searching the states below. Please be sure to check back frequently for updates as details for some parties will be finalized later in the summer and more parties will be added to the schedule.