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Admissions Events

Official Visit Days

Spend a day with us! Visiting campus is a great way to see if this might be the right place for you to take the next steps in your theological education.  Official visit days typically include conversations with current students and admissions staff, attending a class, and a tour of the campus. 

To register, click on the date you wish to visit:

September 19 (Tuesday) - Community Breakfast with Dean Townes
Note: This link takes you directly to the breakfast registration page. If you plan to attend as a prospective student, please also email so that a member of our staff can be available to greet you.
October 9 (Monday) - Official Visit Day
October 27 (Friday) - Annual Cole Lecture with Prof. Daisy Machado
November 9 (Thursday) - Annual Harrod Lecture with Prof. Marcia Riggs
November 11 (Saturday) - Kelly Miller Smith Institute (KMSI) on Black Church Studies, Saturday Intensive (registration TBA)
November 19 (Sunday) - VDS Reception at the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meetings


Individual Campus Visits

Vanderbilt Divinity School welcomes individual campus visits if you are unable to attend one of our Official Visit Days. We prefer individual visits to occur on Mondays or Wednesdays when classes are in session so that you can participate in community life activities and visit a class.

To schedule an individual visit, please click here to request a specific visit date. Have questions? Contact or call (615)343-3963.


Admissions on the Road

Looking to connect with a VDS representative locally? Let us know if we'll be near you and we'd love to meet up!