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Preparing the Class of 2017 for College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be

Join faculty and upperclass students in a discussion of Andrew Delbanco, College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be (Princeton University Press, 2012). This book will be the required Commons Reading for all first-year students in the Class of 2017. As a current first-year student, how do you frame Delbanco's positions on the purposes of […]

Class of 2017 Commons Reading

For the Class of 2017 Commons Reading, the Faculty Heads of House and the Dean of The Ingram Commons have chosen College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be by Andrew Delbanco. The book was mailed to all rising first-year students in early June, to be read over the summer and discussed throughout the 2013–14 academic year. […]

Class of 2017

Addie Bodell

I am a member of the class of 2017 majoring in biomedical engineering. I come from Providence, RI and I am the youngest of five with two brothers and two sisters. I also have two dogs and two horses at home and I am on the equestrian team here at Vanderbilt! I’m also involved in […]

Poorva Arora

Hey everyone! I am an international student from India, but have moved countries every three years of my life before coming to Vandy – six in total! I cherish my cultural experiences in each place, and love writing about and sharing them. On campus, I am involved in VSVS, EWB, Masala-SACE, ASB and VUcept! I […]

Katherine Gross

I am an upcoming Sophomore from Knoxville, TN double majoring in Elementary Education and English. After completing my undergrad at Vandy, I plan to earn my master’s degree in Elementary Education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody Graduate School of Education. I can’t wait to start teaching! I am currently involved in the Murray House-Susan Gray School Fellowship […]

Alexa Grabell

Hi! My name is Alexa Grabell, I’m from right outside of Philadelphia, and I’m a rising senior in the School of Engineering. I’m majoring in Engineering Science with minors in Financial Economics and Engineering Management. On campus, I have been involved with several organizations such as Kappa Delta Sorority, VIBE dance team and Society of […]


Vanderbilt Visions

Vanderbilt Visions is a key component of the educational program in The Ingram Commons. Visions encourages first-year undergraduates to be empowered and responsible members of the Vanderbilt University community. It is a university core program that meets during the first semester, beginning with CommonVU orientation and meeting weekly until Thanksgiving break. All first-year students are assigned to […]