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'Dores to Divinity Official Visit Days

Dores to Divinity

Come spend a day with us!

We invite you to visit Vanderbilt and see if this might be the right place for you to take the next steps in your theological education.  Official visit days include opportunities to talk with current students, attend a class, talk about the application process and financial aid with the Director of Admissions, meet faculty, and tour the campus.  Each group visit day also features a session spotlighting some aspect of our community life. 

Registration for the following official visit days is now open:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014

Dinner with the Dean (First Tuesdays)

Emilie M. Townes, Dean, Vanderbilt Divinity School

Prospective M.Div. and M.T.S. students are invited to join Dean Emilie M. Townes and featured faculty for an informal dinner and faculty presentation. Registration is limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Click on one of the links below to register today!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 5:30 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 5:30 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 5:30 - 7:30pm

Sample Schedule:

5:30pm          Buffet Dinner
6:15pm          Faculty Presentation
7:00pm          Admissions & Financial Aid Q&A
The featured faculty speaker for September 2nd dinner will be Jack Sasson, Ph.D. Professor Sasson, the Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible, will be speaking on the topic, "Bridging the Gap."

Individual Campus Visits

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

Want to get to know Vanderbilt University?  Take a Virtual Tour online anytime!

Admissions on the Road

Event Location Date
Virtual Theological Education Fair online September 17, 2014
Martin Methodist College Pulaski, TN September 22, 2014
Birmingham-Southern College Birmingham, AL September 30, 2014
Valparaiso University, Christopher Center Community Room Valparaiso, IN October 1, 2014
CEF Conference (Christians Engaged in Faith Formation) Nashville, TN October 17-20, 2014
Idealist Fair Miami, FL October 20, 2014
Augsburg College Minneapolis, MN October 28, 2014
Idealist Fair Seattle, WA November 3, 2014
Furman University, Trone Student Center Greenville, SC November 4, 2014
American Acad. of Religion / Society of Biblical Lit. San Diego, CA November 20-24, 2014
Creating Change Conference Denver, CO February 4-8, 2014
IMPACT Conference (Loyola Marymount) Los Angeles, CA February 19-22, 2015
National Association of College and University Chaplains Nashville, TN February 22-24, 2015


If you are interested in having an admissions officer visit your school, please contact the Admissions Office at for more information.