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Masked statues are among many visual displays on campus that remind us to “Anchor Down, Step Up.” (Hustler Multimedia/Hunter Long)

Wente sends campus-wide email asking students to ‘stop the spread’

October 23, 2020

The Oct. 23 email follows a steadily increasing on-campus positivity rate, with the week of Oct. 12-18 having the highest yet at 0.67 percent.

The virtual town hall featured messages and announcements from Diermeier, Wente and Kopstain, and then closed with a Q&A open to viewers. Screenshot taken from Vanderbilt's Youtube page. (Hustler Staff/Screenshot by Logan Cromeens)

Diermeier, Wente and Kopstain host “Next Steps for Return to Campus” virtual town hall

June 18, 2020

The town hall, held on the evening of June 17, covered a wide range of topics including the specifics of safety protocol, contingency plans as well as the collective responsibility of everyone still residing on and returning to campus.

Commencement ceremony held on Alumni lawn. (Former Hustler Multimedia/Emily Gonçalves)

Class of 2020 reacts to the university’s announced dates for their commencement celebrations

May 29, 2020

The rescheduled in-person commencement will take place May 1-2, 2021—earlier than previously suggested by the university.

Students gather for commencement May 2019.

Class of 2020 celebrates Commencement online

May 8, 2020

In lieu of in-person celebrations, Vanderbilt held a week-long celebration of the Class of 2020 with a log of videos and messages to highlight the graduates’ achievements.

Vanderbilt's Peabody Campus. (Former Hustler Multimedia/Emily Gonçalves)

Vanderbilt’s ‘Return to Campus Plan’ to reopen ‘specific, limited, on-campus operations’

May 7, 2020

While Nashville will begin reopening May 11, Vanderbilt will implement its own framework of reopening, which will begin with on-campus research that cannot be done remotely May 18

Image of trees and Kirkland Hall from above

Wente announces that no decision has been made regarding fall semester

April 21, 2020

In response to inquiries from different groups about the status of the fall semester, the Interim Chancellor posted on social media that the University is “considering all possible options.”

Commencement ceremony held on Alumni lawn. (Former Hustler Multimedia/Emily Gonçalves)

Commencement postponed to May 2021

March 25, 2020

Commencement, scheduled for May 12-16, 2021, planned to be separate for the Class of 2020 and 2021.

Kirkland Hall.

All Vanderbilt undergraduate classes to be eligible for pass/fail status

March 17, 2020

Deans from all undergraduate colleges agree to extend the pass/fail deadline from Jan. 20 to April 10.

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Vanderbilt cancels in-person classes for the rest of the semester

March 11, 2020

VUMC staffer tests positive for COVID-19, Wednesday evening email states that undergraduate residents must move out by Sunday.

Susan Rice and John Bolton sit with the moderators to discuss issues in leather chairs on top of a rug in Langford Auditorium

‘I just don’t understand using the fact of a pre-clearance process as a fact not to be forthcoming’: former National Security Advisors Susan Rice and John Bolton discuss impeachment testimony, foreign policy and more at Chancellor’s Lecture Series event

February 20, 2020

After serving as National Security Advisors to various presidential administrations, Rice and Bolton came to Langford Auditorium, speaking to a sold-out house about their experiences in the role and weighing in on future implications of foreign policy decisions.

Plants hang from ceiling in one room of the greenhouse

Almost all greenhouse plants gone, but Vanderbilt yet to make decision on Stevenson Center 2 architect or construction company

January 12, 2020

The University of the South, the Nashville Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden now house several of Vanderbilt’s plant specimens.

Langford Auditorium, where the Chancellor's Lecture Series events are usually held.

Terry Crews, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, George Takei to speak at Chancellor’s Lecture Series among other thought leaders and cultural influencers

September 5, 2019

Vanderbilt students will have the chance to hear notable speakers through this fall's Chancellor's Lectur...