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Lifelong Learning

Vanderbilt alumni maintain their strong desire to learn long after they graduate. This Lifelong Learning page meets that passion by providing easy access to the many programs from the Alumni Association and other university areas that offer academic enrichment.

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Opportunities featuring Vanderbilt professors

Commodore Classrooms

Commodore Classrooms are Vanderbilt Chapter events that feature Vanderbilt faculty, and sometimes alumni, who lead a discussion on a variety of topics. Update your mailing and email address to make sure you receive information about Commodore Classrooms from your city’s chapter.

Vanderbilt Travel Program

The Vanderbilt Travel Program offers trips for any lifestyle, educational travel interest and budget. Each carefully designed journey offers unparalleled educational opportunities, many with Vanderbilt professors, for an exclusive beyond the classroom experience. Find your next adventure today.

Reunion educational programs

Each Reunion/Homecoming Weekend features engaging educational programs on a wide range of topics led by popular professors, alumni and university leadership. View recorded programs

Opportunities on campus
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Vanderbilt University provides adults, fifty and over, educational programs, stimulating tours, trips, and cultural activities and events.

Owen Executive Development Institute

Enjoy the benefits of a Vanderbilt business education without the commitment of a full time degree. The Owen Executive Development Institute provides opportunities for middle managers, aspiring executives and an entire team. The institute offers discounts to Vanderbilt alumni.

Saturday University

Saturday University, offered by the College of Arts and Science, is a lecture series for adult learners eager to rediscover the joy of education for its own sake, without entrance exams, homework assignments or final papers.

Vanderbilt Library Services

Alumni are welcome to visit the University libraries and take advantage of their resources. An alumni ID card—available from the University Card office for a one-time $10 fee—gives you borrowing privileges and access to all Vanderbilt libraries. Visit the link above or call (615) 322-7100 to see what online services and databases are available to alumni.

The Medical Alumni Digital Library is also available for Vanderbilt's medical alumni.

Online opportunities

Return to the Vanderbilt classroom from anywhere with an Internet connection through Coursera. These engaging, online courses cover subjects across Vanderbilt’s schools.

Vanderbilt News

The Vanderbilt news site features the latest articles and videos covering stories from every corner of campus. You can also find easy access to the online versions of Vanderbilt Magazine and other university magazines.

Vanderbilt YouTube channel

The Vanderbilt YouTube channel offers hundreds of videos with lectures from Vanderbilt faculty and distinguished guest speakers.


Experts@Vanderbilt is a great resource for faculty insight into many current issues that alumni will also find interesting.

Research news@Vanderbilt

Research news@Vanderbilt highlights the latest research from Vanderbilt faculty. From health and medicine to society and culture, you are sure to find research that matches your professional or personal interests.