Looking to try something new this week? Peruse the events below and make a point to attend something outside of your comfort zone. For more offerings, check out Anchor Link.

Disclaimer: Sources of event information are Anchor Link and Facebook.


What: Freedom of the Press: A Conversation
When: Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Where: Kissam C216
Why: Discuss the ways freedom of the press impacts our lives on and off campus.
Who: Vanderbilt College Democrats

What: Study Strategies for Exam Prep
When: Thursday, Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Center for Student Wellbeing Classroom
Why: Learn the most effective strategies to conquer the upcoming finals season while earning GME for Healthy Behaviors.
Who: Center for Student Wellbeing


What: Vanderbilt Men’s Basketball vs. Middle Tennessee
When: Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Memorial Gym
Why: Cheer on the Men’s Basketball team and enjoy a variety of fun, free activities. There will be a mac n’ cheese bar, inflatables, therapy dogs, free massages and, for the first 500 students, a free basketball t-shirt.
Who: Vanderbilt Athletics

What: Nashville Predators vs. Buffalo
When: Monday, Dec.3 at 7 p.m.
Where: Bridgestone Arena
Why: Watch as the Predators take on the Buffalo Sabres. Get tickets here.
Who: Nashville Predators


What: JCF Street Eats
When: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Dec. 4, 5 and 6 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Rand Wall
Why: Enjoy tasty, free Japanese street foods including a vegetarian curry, pescatarian oden and vegan yakisoba.
Who: Japanese Cultural Foundation


What: Gingerbread House Contest
When: Monday, Dec. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Rand Dining Hall
Why: Start the holidays off with some friendly competition. Grab a friend and decorate a gingerbread house to be voted on at the Rand holiday celebration. The winning team of two will receive a prize.
Who: Vanderbilt Dining

What: North Pole
When: Thursday, Dec. 6 from 8 to 9 p.m.
Where: North House
Why: Spend the night decorating gingerbread cookies, writing holiday cards to veterans, making paper snowflakes, drinking hot chocolate, eating candy canes, making “stressball snowballs” and playing with puppies.
Who: North House

What: Rand Holiday Celebration: Jingle Ball
When: Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Rand Dining Center
Why: Get into the holiday spirit by enjoying a buffet and treats at Rand.
Who: Vanderbilt Dining


What: Commodore Steel Band Concert
When: Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 8 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Ingram Hall
Why: Hear the musical stylings of the students in the Blair School of Music’s steel band classes. The event counts for GME Campus Involvement.
Who: Blair Student Council

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness
What: Caving Adventure
When: Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Mammoth Cave National Park
Why: Explore Mammoth Cave National Park, the longest cave system in the world, and be on the lookout for domes, pits, dripstone formations and other beautiful cave features. Each ticket is $5.
Who: Wilderness Medical Society

What: Yoga in the Courtyard
When: Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9 to 10 a.m.
Where: Main Courtyard
Why: Relax and enjoy some fresh air before finals start.
Who: E. Bronson Ingram College