Each fall we offer an exciting program exclusively for first-year and transfer students called Media Immersion. During this three-day workshop,  participants gain media experience in an active, hands-on environment while building a network of new friends and colleagues.


Enrollment in Media Immersion 2019 is competitive. Fewer than 40 students will be selected to participate and receive instruction and coaching from media professionals, Vanderbilt alumni, members of our staff, and upperclass Vandy media students.


This year’s program will differ slightly from the past to accommodate a major renovation underway this summer of our primary newsroom and studios in the Sarratt Student Center. Rather than focus on multiple subject tracks, we’re excited this year to have student participants work collaboratively creating content for My Commons Life. MCL offers news and features about The Commons produced by the first-year students who live there.


Media Immersion features a mix of informal instruction and original media content creation along with evening social activities that explore campus and Nashville. Participants will develop skills and learn about media while benefitting from an exclusive opportunity to meet upperclass students and join campus life early in a small-group setting. 


The application deadline is Wednesday, June 12 (applications will be available in May 2019). Students selected will be provided early move-in to their first-year campus residences, plus all meals, transportation and entertainment during the workshop. There is a $100 registration fee for accepted participants, though a limited number of financial waivers are available.


Please contact Media Immersion 2019 coordinator Paige Clancy at paige.clancy@vanderbilt.edu if you have any questions.


We look forward to having you join our community at Vanderbilt.

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