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What: VPP Mass Incarceration Awareness Week: Criminal Justice Reform Discussion Panel What: VPB Speakers Committee: Daymond John Sports What: Vanderbilt Soccer vs. South Carolina What: Vanderbilt Football Homecoming Game vs. University of Florida Cultural What: Día de la Raza Celebration Recreational What: Student Alumni Board Homecoming Giveaway What: Lambda’s 24th Annual Drag Show: Candyland Arts What: Homecoming Block Party Health & Wellness What: Yoga on Wyatt Lawn What: How to Be Happy & Healthy at Vandy with Dr. Dave Verhaagen
What: State of Supreme Court: What’s happening and why it matters
When: Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Commons 335
Why: Munch on some pizza and discuss the current cases, nomination issues and overall state of the US Supreme Court. The event is led by professor Carrie Russell.
Who: Undergraduate Political Science Association
When: Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Sarratt Cinema
Why: Join a variety of speakers to learn about their work against mass incarceration in the Nashville community and how to take action on the issue.
Who: Vanderbilt Prison Project
When: Monday, Oct. 8 from 7 to 8 p.m.
Where: Langford Auditorium
Why: Listen to businessman and Shark Tank star Daymond John’s presentation on entrepreneurship.
Who: VPB Speakers Committee
Who: Vanderbilt Swimming vs. Campbell University
When: Friday, Oct. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Centennial Sportsplex
Why: Cheer on the Commodores in their opening meet against Campbell University. The first 100 fans will receive pizza and the chance to win a 40-inch LED Smart TV.
Who: Vanderbilt Athletics
When: Friday, October 12 at 7 p.m.
Where: Vanderbilt Soccer Complex
Why: It’s a battle for the top spot in the SEC when the Commodores take on the South Carolina Gamecocks on Friday night. Vanderbilt has won 13 consecutive games and will be seeking another win over a ranked opponent on Friday.
Who: Vanderbilt Athletics
When: Saturday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m.
Where: Vanderbilt Stadium
Why: Come watch the Commodores take on a ranked Florida team at Vanderbilt Stadium in this year’s homecoming game. If the Football isn’t your thing, stick around for halftime when the 2018 Outstanding Senior will be announced.
Who: Vanderbilt Athletics
What: Nashville Oktoberfest
When: Thursday, Oct. 11 from 5 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Why: Experience Nashville’s German culture by listening to polka music, indulging in some German bier (for all our 21+ students), riding down the famous beer slide, gobbling up some authentic German delicacies, watching wiener dogs race in the Dachshund Derby or maybe even racing in the Nashville Oktoberfest 5k Bier Run.
Who: Nashville Oktoberfest
When: Monday, Oct. 8 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Sarratt Multicultural Lounge
Why: Celebrate Día de la Raza and Latinx heritage with free food and live music.
Who: The Latino and Latina Studies Program, Association of Latin American Students and Inclusion Initiatives & Cultural Competence
What: Boo at the Zoo
When: Oct. 12-14, 18-21 and 25-28 from 5 to 11 p.m.
Where: Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
Why: See the animals, dress up in costume, ride the Howl-O-Ween Hayride and play carnival games for $16-17.
Who: Nashville Zoo
When: Thursday, Oct. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Where: Behind Sarratt
Why: Enjoy some free Daddy’s Dogs, grab a free t-shirt and have some fun getting ready for Homecoming weekend.
Who: Student Alumni Board
When: Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 6:30 to 11 p.m.
Where: SLC Ballroom
Why: You don’t have to regularly watch RuPaul’s drag race to have a blast at the Lambda drag show, where drag royalty hailing from campus and the greater Nashville area will hit the stage. Come to support Vandy’s LGBTQ+ community, and stay because it’s sure to be a great show. General admission is free, but for $10 you can buy a VIP ticket,and receive a free t-shirt, attend meet and greets and support the Oasis Center’s JustUs program, which helps Nashville’s LGBTQ youth.
Who: Vanderbilt Lambda Association
What: Commodore Quake
When: Thursday, Oct. 11 from 8 to 10:30 p.m.
Where: Memorial Gym
Why: Dance the night away to T. Pain and Lil Baby with your fellow ‘Dores to celebrate Homecoming.
Who: VPB Music Group
When: Friday, Oct. 12 from 8 to 10 p.m.
Where: Kensington Place
Why: Enjoy some food and games at Vanderbilt’s annual block party and for a fee meet Jesse McCartney.
Who: VPB Homecoming Committee
What: Homecoming Blood Drive
When: Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 8, 9 and 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Sarratt 216/220
Why: In the aftermath of hurricane Florence over 200 blood drives have been cancelled, so donations are greatly needed as just one donation can save up to 3 lives. Anyone can help out and make a difference.
Who: American Red Cross
When: Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.
Where: Wyatt Lawn
Why: Spend some time relaxing outside before sweater weather starts.
Who: Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center and the Student Care Network
When: Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Where: Wilson 126
Why: In celebration of World Mental Health Day Dr. Verhaagen, an expert in the field of psychology, will be speaking about how to live your happiest and healthiest life here at Vanderbilt.
Who: Alpha Tau Omega, Lambda Chi Alpha and Pi Beta Phi
What: VPP Mass Incarceration Awareness Week: Criminal Justice Reform Discussion Panel
What: VPB Speakers Committee: Daymond John
What: Vanderbilt Soccer vs. South Carolina
What: Vanderbilt Football Homecoming Game vs. University of Florida
What: Día de la Raza Celebration
What: Student Alumni Board Homecoming Giveaway
What: Lambda’s 24th Annual Drag Show: Candyland
What: Homecoming Block Party
Health & Wellness
What: Yoga on Wyatt Lawn
What: How to Be Happy & Healthy at Vandy with Dr. Dave Verhaagen