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Living on Campus

Four years to learn, discover and connect

Together, the knowledge generated at an internationally distinctive research university and the opportunities for discovery found at a liberal arts college offer students an experience that is more than just dorms and classrooms.

Vanderbilt is living and learning.

Your first year

Life on the Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

All first-year students live on the Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. Grouped around 10 houses, each mentored by a residential faculty head of house, the Commons brings together the first-year class from all four undergraduate schools and creates a living learning community through a rich diversity of individual backgrounds, perspectives and academic interests.

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Choose your experience

Beginning in the sophomore year, returning and transfer students have a wide array of residential options. All students, regardless of campus affiliation, undergraduate school or academic major, are eligible to apply to live in any of our residential facilities.

A new community

The newest living options are Warren and Moore colleges, which open in August 2014. The first in Vanderbilt’s College Halls project, Warren and Moore colleges are designed around the idea of an “engaged community” of sophomores, juniors and seniors, who live with resident faculty directors and graduate fellows. Together they generate the kinds of personal experiences, social networks and communities of learning that shape future lives.

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Living and learning

Vanderbilt offers a variety of rich residential experiences through its diverse living learning communities. From McTyeire International House's use of foreign languages and international dinners and the Mayfield Lodge's group interest projects, to the cultural and artistic expression found at McGill or among the Creative Campus Residential Fellows, students looking for a community of scholars outside of the classroom will find it at Vanderbilt.

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Traditional residence hall living

Some students prefer traditional residence hall living in the singles and doubles of Branscomb Quadrangle, the Alumni Lawn halls of Vanderbilt/Barnard, Cole and Tolman or Blakemore House near Vanderbilt Stadium. Other students opt for the independence of apartment-style suites in the Carmichael Towers or the smaller apartments of Morgan/Lewis or the Chaffins.

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