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The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.
The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.

Plan your week: 10/2-10/8

Spice up your Vanderbilt routine this week by watching dogs parade in costume, testing your new game prototype at game night or eating pancakes at midnight.
Abby Hoelscher
Outside Rand Dining Center at evening time, as photographed on Sept. 6, 2023. (Hustler Multimedia/Abby Hoelscher)

Looking for something new to do this week? Read on to see some of this week’s highlights with all of the information that you need in one place.


Looking to land your dream job? These events will expand your industry knowledge and give you the tools you need to head down your path to success.

What: Career Fair PREP

When: Oct. 2, 12 p.m. CDT

Where: SLC – Board of Trust

Who: Career Center

Why: Planning to attend the career fair this week? Attend this PREP event, and you’ll walk away with a polished resume, perfected elevator pitch, professional headshot and more.


What: Banned Books Week Reception

When: Oct. 4, 12 p.m. CDT

Where: Commons South Patio Lawn

Who: Banned Books Initiative

Why: Enjoy some refreshments while you learn about banned and challenged books and celebrate the freedom to read.


What: Outdoor Film Lecture

When: Oct. 4, 7 p.m. CDT

Where: Featheringill Hall 138

Who: WilSkills

Why: If you have a passion for film or would like to learn more about it, attend this lecture to learn all about what goes into creating a great outdoor film.

Recreational and Wellness 

Take a break from preparing for midterms by taking care of your body and brain.

What: Brain Break

When: Oct. 3, 2 p.m. CDT

Where: Central Library 418A

Who: Vanderbilt University Libraries

Why: Enjoy the many benefits of taking a brief brain break at this event, and practice some relaxing meditation.


What: Tango Class and Practice

When: Oct. 2, 7 p.m. CDT

Where: Rand Dining Hall

Who: Vanderbilt Tango Club

Why: No experience or shoes needed at this tango lesson. Learn how to dance the Argentine tango, and get a workout in while you’re at it.


Kick off the start of fall by supporting Vanderbilt’s talented athletic teams.

What: Vanderbilt Women’s Soccer vs. Texas A&M

When: Oct. 5, 7 p.m. CDT

Where: Vanderbilt Soccer Complex 

Who: Vanderbilt Women’s Soccer 

Why: Cheer on your fellow Commodores as they take on Texas A&M at home.


Enjoy a relaxing end of the week by meeting some new people with these fun events.

What: Weekly Game Night

When: Oct. 6, 6 p.m. CDT

Where: Buttrick 201

Who: Vanderbilt Gamecraft

Why: Spend a relaxing Friday evening playing board games and meeting some new friends.


What: Midnight Breakfast

When: Oct. 5, 11 p.m. CDT

Where: Morgan Lounge

Who: Highland Quadrangle

Why: Craving a sweet late-night snack? Head to Highland to enjoy some pancakes and milkshakes.

Around Nashville 

Step off campus this week and explore the vibrant city of Nashville with these events.

What: Flying Ghost Pumpkin Patch

When: Oct. 2 – Oct. 7, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. CDT & Oct. 8, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. CDT

Where: 97 White Bridge Pike Nashville, TN

Who: Flying Ghost Pumpkin Patch

Why: Find the perfect pumpkin, take pictures with the cute Halloween-themed signs and enjoy the start of October by spending a day at this adorable pumpkin patch.


What: Nashville Oktoberfest

When: Oct. 5 – Oct. 8

Where: Germantown

Who: Nashville Oktoberfest

Why: Enjoy delicious food and beer, participate in the 5K Bier Run or cheer on some four-legged friends in the Annual Pup Parade.


What: Monday Night Trivia

When: Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m. CDT

Where: Assembly Food Hall

Who: Yazoo

Why: Bring your friends to compete as a team to test your trivia knowledge and win fun prizes!

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About the Contributors
Kaitlyn Bushey
Kaitlyn Bushey, Former Staff Writer
Kaitlyn Bushey (‘25) is majoring in English and economics in the College of Arts and Science. She enjoys hiking in nature, reading classic novels and spending time with her dog. She can be reached at [email protected].
Abby Hoelscher
Abby Hoelscher, Photography Editor
Abby Hoelscher (‘27) is from St. Louis and is an aspiring elementary teacher currently studying in Peabody College. She previously served as Deputy Photography Director. Outside of writing, she enjoys performing, learning Taylor Swift songs in American Sign Language and trying the seasonal lattes from the campus coffee shops. She can be reached at [email protected].
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