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Mission and Department Information

The Office of Housing and Residential Education provides safe, secure, comfortable, accessible and healthy housing for its residents. Programming for residents builds communities in which students’ social needs for belonging, friendship, recognition, respect and dignity are met. These communities foster learning, personal development, academic achievement, and successful transitions for both new students and graduates.

“Vanderbilt Housing is a wonderful place to work!  I am surrounded by tremendously caring colleagues and incredibly bright students.  I also have access to all the resources I need to do my job exceptionally well.  These things make coming to work each day a pleasure!  Nashville is also one of the most vibrant cities I have ever lived in.  Great food, great weather, and great music can be found everywhere.  There is always something fun and exciting to do in Music City!”

- Charles A. Lowman, Associate Director

Living In Nashville

Heralded as Music City, U.S.A., and the country-music capital of the world, Tennessee’s fast-growing capital city also shines as a leading center of higher education, appropriately known as the Athens of the South. Nashville has prospered from both labels, emerging as one of the South’s most vibrant cities in the process. All of this, combined with close to half of the population being under 35 years old, makes Nashville a fun and exciting city to begin or continue a career in higher education.

“Nashville is an awesome city. It is a great mix of the south and city living. There is music, sports, culture, great food, and nice people. It is a great place to call home.”

- Kerrie Turney, Area Coordinator



Nashville Links


Grand Ole Opry

The Ryman

The Station Inn

Mercy Lounge

The Blue Bird Cafe

Live on the Green

Food and Drink  

The Patterson House

Las Paletas Popsicles


Gaby’s Burgers and Fries

Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack

Yazoo Brewery

Places to See 

Dyer Observatory

Cheekwood Botanical Gardens

Country Music Hall of Fame

Frist Center for the Visual Arts

Centennial Park

Belle Mead Plantation