We have adapted interior spaces throughout the law school building to allow you to move safely while you are in the building and to enable faculty to safely deliver the outstanding educational experience Vanderbilt is known for. This page will be updated with new law school-related information as it becomes available. See Vanderbilt University's page for a comprehensive guide for Returning to Campus.
To protect the health and safety of all members of the Vanderbilt community during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have deployed VU campus resources, including physical spaces campus-wide, in many different ways. We ask that you remain patient and flexible as we continue to adapt to changing circumstances and work together to protect our community going forward. At all times when you are on campus, you are required to observe these basic public health protocols:
Anchor Down. Step Up. Together, we can slow the spread of COVID-19.
|1L/LL.M. Orientation Week||August 10-14|
|YES Course Registration||August 10-21|
|First Day of Classes||August 17|
|Last Day of Classes||November 13|
|Reading Period||November 14-16|
|Final Exams||November 17-21 & November 23-24|
Consistent with guidance from the Centers of Disease Control, Vanderbilt requires that students traveling to Nashville from outside of the U.S. self-quarantine for 14 days before arriving on campus. All students arriving from foreign nations must complete the International Pre-arrival Form on Anchorlink. International students are required to complete a virtual check-in with Vanderbilt’s ISSS Office within a week of arrival. You can make an appointment for your virtual check-in at the ISSS website .
Additional information for international students is located .
(NEW!) Beginning Monday, Aug. 10, all students must monitor their symptoms daily using the symptom monitoring tool within the Vandy Safe app. At this time, faculty, staff and postdocs are also strongly encouraged to utilize the tool.
(NEW!) All members of the Vanderbilt community who are authorized to be on campus, and are engaged in on-campus, in-person activities, will be included in the institution's on-going COVID-19 surveillance testing program which will begin by September 1.
COVID-19 Protocols and Life at VLS, a three-part video series which outlines the expectations of Vanderbilt community members. (NEW!)
PART I: Introduction, Masking, Social Distancing, and Signage
PART II: Gatherings
PART III: Consequences and Shared Responsibility
Aug. 10, 2020 - Return to Campus weekly update
Aug. 3, 2020 – Return to Campus weekly update
July 27, 2020 – Return to Campus weekly update
July 20, 2020 – Important Updates on Fall Semester and Return to Campus for Staff and Postdocs
July 20, 2020 – Important Updates on Fall Semester and Return to Campus for Graduate and Professional Students
July 20, 2020 – Important Updates on Fall Semester and Return to Campus for FacultyJune 16, 2020 – Our Plan for the Fall Semester
Jun. 15, 2020 - Email from Dean Chris Guthrie