Sophomore Experience launched to support sophomore students | Vanderbilt News


by Taylor Carnes

For first-year students who return to campus this autumn, the Vice-Rector for Student Affairs has a number of special offers.

Vanessa Beasley, Vice Province for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty of Housing

The Sophomore Experience is a year-long program that offers sophomore students multiple ways to connect with faculty, staff, and colleagues while learning about key campus and community resources.

“The COVID-19 pandemic required all of us to make necessary changes to campus life and learning, including admitting freshmen differently than in the past,” said Vanessa Beasley, Vice Province of Academic Affairs and Dean of Housing Faculty. “As these students move into their sophomore year, we strive to provide them with unique opportunities to meet more people and develop a deeper sense of connectedness on campus.”

Jill Stratton, assistant provost for residential education and assistant dean for residential colleges
Jill Stratton, assistant provost for residential education and assistant dean for residential colleges

The program includes a kick-off on August 24th, mystery excursions across the Nashville community, a series of campus resource discoveries, and unique events to bring the class back to their first year home at The Martha Rivers by 2024 Welcome Ingram Commons to Vanderbilt.

“We are thrilled to be able to connect with this cohort of students and give them an insight into all of the fantastic resources the university and the Nashville community have to offer,” said Jill Stratton, residential tuition assistant and assistant dean of residential colleges .

[email protected] can learn more about the program by emailing [email protected] More information on program opportunities for transfer students will be announced later this month.

Learn more about the activities planned for the Sophomore Experience. >>


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