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Moore College

Opened in August 2014, Moore College is located on West End Avenue near 21st Avenue South. Moore College provides state-of-the art accommodations inside gothic-style architecture reminiscent of historic Kirkland Hall. It houses 341 upperclass students in three, four, five and six-person suites as well as traditional double and single rooms. Students live on all floors of this six story building. Lounges, study areas, music rooms, conference rooms, as well as common kitchen and laundry facilities are provided for building residents. The fifth floor includes an apartment for the Faculty Director. The building is fully air conditioned. Corridors and common areas are carpeted. Student rooms have tiled floors.

Moore College is named in honor of Stanford Moore, a 1935 Vanderbilt graduate who received the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1972. It is divided into two halls:

  • Rice Hall, named in honor of Henry Grantland Rice, a 1901 Vanderbilt graduate and the most famous American sports writer during the first half of the 20th century;
  • Smith Hall, named in honor of the Rev. Kelly Miller Smith, a civil rights leader and assistant dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School from 1968 to 1984.

The College is led by a Faculty Director. Each hall is led by a Graduate Fellow.

Moore and Warren Colleges are connected by a shared facility providing gathering space, “grab-and-go” dining options, a classroom, offices and meeting rooms.


Amenities include:
Commodore Card access to building
Camera Surveillance of all exterior doors
Central air-conditioning
Free University cable television service
Study Lounges
Common kitchen facility with oven, stove, microwave,
dishwasher, and refrigerator/freezer
Carpeted corridors
Custodial service in common area baths, lounges, and corridors
Wireless campus network throughout the building
Vending machines (cash or Commodore Card)
Laundry (cash or Commodore Card)
Elevator
Fully accessible
Fully sprinkled for fire safety
Furnishings include:
Loftable bed for each resident
Desk for each resident
Desk chair for each resident
Chest (with lockable drawer) for each resident
Closet for each resident
Waste can for each room
Recycle bin for each room
Overhead lighting
Mirror
Window blinds
Data port for each resident
Towel bar for each resident