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Welcome Incoming IGP Students

Please view information on the links to the right. They will be updated with pertinent information and resources as you make plans to begin your graduate training at Vanderbilt. Please email Carolyn Berry with any questions that you have regarding your transition.  See you soon!

Important Dates for the 2022-23 Class

August 14-17 Orientation- mandatory for all students Light Hall
August 18 Classes Begin Details provided at orientation
September 1 Simple Beginnings Ceremony In-person for students- virtual for families

You will be fully occupied and obligated to program activities and requirements beginning on Monday, August 15th and continuing through the semester.

Student Accounts & Systems

VUNet ID and Epassword

Your VUNet ID and Epassword will be your personal identity code for logging onto password-protected sites at Vanderbilt.  Follow this link. There is a button labeled ‘Activate VUnetID’ under the ‘New users’ heading. This page will also contain links to the FAQ’s and information on who to contact should you need assistance with creating an e-password.

Commodore ID

After receiving your VUNet ID and Epassword, you can find your Commodore ID by following this link.  The Commodore ID is used by Student Accounts.  It’s on the first page that loads once you sign in, under your email address, and to the right of where your picture would show up.

Final Transcripts and GRE Scores

You must send us a copy of your final transcript including degree(s) awarded. Please send them directly to the Center for Data Management at the following address:

Center for Data Management
Vanderbilt University
PMB 407833, 2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37240-7833


Student Loan Deferments

You must send your deferment form to the following address:

Office of University Registrar
110 21st Ave. South, Suite 110
Nashville, TN 37240-7701


If you have questions about loan deferments, please call 615-322-7701

Message Box

You will be assigned a message box in the BRET office to receive class-related assignments and other school communications. Personal mail should set to your home address in Nashville.  However, for the first two weeks of school, or on an emergency basis, you may use the 340 Light Hall address to receive personal mail.


You can view a map showing where the past couple of classes of IGP/QCB students have lived by following this link.   You can access the Graduate School’s off-campus housing information and service HERE.  We do not provide a formal housing service, but if you would like to search for a roommate in the incoming QCB or IGP class, follow this link.  Visit myVU Classifieds for apartments (and furniture, pet sitters, etc.).  Ads are posted by Vanderbilt students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Health Insurance

The University requires that all students in degree programs have health insurance. The IGP will pay for this through your student account. There is an immunization form due to Student Health Services before you can be enrolled.

The form is linked HERE  You will not be able to enroll in courses until this record is received.  Your insurance will be effective on the first day of orientation.  If you are covered by another plan you must waive the coverage provided by Vanderbilt.  You can do this by following this link, and choosing ‘student waive’ under ‘student access’ in the left sidebar.