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Dear incoming students,

Welcome to the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt! We are excited to help you begin your journey at Vanderbilt and look forward to working with each of you over the next two years.

You have received information from the University soon and your individual CASPAR adviser will be reaching out as well. Our goal over the next few weeks is to speak with each of you to learn more about your academic goals at Vanderbilt and to help clarify any confusing rules and procedures of A&S.

We will give you multiple opportunities to interact with us and our goal is to ensure that you have all of the information necessary to make good decisions for your fall courses. Please be on the lookout for information from your CASPAR adviser and activate those Vanderbilt email addresses!

We also want to acknowledge the uncertainty that this particular summer and upcoming academic year bring. While entering higher education is always a transition, the current pandemic is going to make that process more frustrating for many of you. Please know that we, and every other office on campus, are here to support you and help you be successful at Vanderbilt.

As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” As you begin to prepare for your time at Vanderbilt, it is time to begin (or continue) practicing some of life’s most important skills: flexibility, resilience, and creativity. Your CASPAR adviser will be an important resource in helping you learn to transfer these skills to your academic career and beyond.

We look forward to learning more about each of you in the next coming weeks and ensuring that your transition to Vanderbilt is as smooth as possible.

Best wishes,

Dr. Anna Catesby McGehee

Director, CASPAR