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Sarratt Student Center | Rand Hall


The Sarratt Student Center is named for Charles Madison Sarratt (1888-1978), whose bust (and personal “mission statement”) decorate the original main entrance. Sarratt had a storied 62-year career, during which he taught mathematics, served as Dean of Students, Vice-Chancellor Emeritus, Dean of Alumni and (for four brief months in 1945), Chancellor Pro Tempore.

Sarratt Student Center reflects the product of four distinct phases of construction. Rand Dining Hall was built in 1952, its location central to Vanderbilt Campus. In 1974, Sarratt was erected in the form of two buildings — the cinema/art gallery, and the Glove Lounge/Overcup Oak — joined by an elevated walkway, under which students could pass to reach Rand. The dining hall and bookstore were rebuilt and expanded in 1986 at a cost of $6 million. In 2000, the 56,000-square-foot Sarratt complex received an 18,000-square-foot expansion in the form of the enclosed Promenade and the 3rd floor Skylight. Student complaints of Sarratt’s being confusingly arranged, poorly lit and visually unnerving were addressed by joining the 3 separate Rand/Sarratt buildings into the single large structure of today.

Monday – Friday
Saturday & Sunday
7am – 12am
8am – 12am

*Card access all other hours

Overcup Oak Pub


Overcup Oak Pub has been a staple of the Sarratt Student Center experience since it opened in 1974. The Pub caters to those looking for true pub fare–burgers, paninis, fries, chicken fingers, and more. For the past 37 years, The Pub has been one of the best spots on campus to meet up with a professor or just sit back and cheer on our ‘Dores.

The Pub Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed
*Hours subject to change


Last Drop Coffee Shop

Newly renovated in 2010, Last Drop Coffee Shop offers a rotating menu of panini, frozen yogurt flavors, and cupcakes; as well as its classic smoothie and Starbuck’s coffee menu. No matter what time of day, Last Drop Coffee Shop will have what you crave.

Coffee Shop Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 7am-10pm
Friday: 7am-3pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 3pm – 10pm
*Hours subject to change


Rand Dining Center

 Rand Dining Center offers a central location, great food, and a comfortable atmosphere provide students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to gather, socialize, and interact. Rand retail offers a variety of foods such as baked goods, made-for-you or build-your own salads, regional favorites like Mediterranean and Asian foods, and gourmet chef specials at Chef James Bistro.


Rand Dining Center Hours:
Monday:      7am – 2:30pm
Closed for Dinner
Tuesday:     7am – 2:30pm
4:30pm – 7:30pm
Wednesday:     7am – 2:30pm
4:30pm – 7:30pm
Thursday:     7am – 2:30pm
Closed for Dinner
Friday:     7am – 2:30pm
Closed for Dinner
Saturday Brunch:     10am – 2pm
Sunday Brunch:     10am – 2pm

*Hours subject to change


Jr. Varsity Market

Jr. Varsity Market–the “Munchie Mart”–features grab-and-go lunch and snack options. With a balance between traditional on-the-run snacks and the fresh nutritional options such as VanGo sandwiches, salads, yogurt, fresh fruit, sushi, edamame; the Munchie Mart offers a nutritional version of fast food.


Jr. Varsity Market Hours:

Monday – Friday – 8 am – 4 pm
*Hours subject to change


Baseball Glove Lounge

By popular demand and cultural norm, the Baseball Glove Lounge has become the most popular quiet study space on campus. Central to the hussle and bussle of Sarratt Student Center, the Baseball Glove Lounge is enveloped in an eerie silence that enhances the beautiful views of Alumni Lawn and makes for the perfect cozy study nook.

Since Sarratt opened its doors in 1974, the Baseball Glove Lounge has played host to its namesake–a replica of the famous Joe Chair. Italian designers de Pas, D’Urbino, Lomazzi created the Joe Chair (named for Joe DiMaggio) in 1970. It gained fame when this modern piece of furniture was exhibited at MoMa in 1972. So stop by and be part of Vanderbilt’s little piece of modern art history.


3U Game Room

The 3U Games Room opened in the summer of 2009 after Vanderbilt Student Government and Sarratt Student Center collaborated to liven up the space. Surrounded by “Dores” of the past, students venture to 3U to relax over a game of pool or fooseball. All equipment needed for a game of 9-ball or a quick fooseball match are located right there. Just steps away from The Pub the 3U Games Room offers an elevated pool hall feel. 


Sarratt Art Studios

 Since 1975 Sarratt Art Studios has been the best-kept secret on Vanderbilt University’s campus. Ten-week non-credit classes are open to Vanderbilt students, faculty/staff and the Nashville community. We offer a variety of the classes in photography, pottery, jewelry, drawing, painting, book arts, printmaking, fused glass and more. All classes are taught by some of the finest Nashville artists at very affordable prices.


Contact Information:
Sarratt Art Studios http://www.vanderbilt.edu/sarrattart/

Sarratt Gallery

The Sarratt Gallery showcases artists from all over the country as well as from Vanderbilt. Shows change each month, and include the popular Holiday Arts Festival, which features contemporary crafts by Tennessee artists. See the Gallery website for an exhibition calendar. The Gallery is located in the main lobby of the Sarratt Student Center. For additional information, call 322-2471. All events are open to the public free of charge.


Contact Information
Campus Events
343 Sarratt Student Center
(615) 322-2471
Fax: (615) 343-8081
E-Mail: bridgette.kohnhorst@vanderbilt.edu


Sarratt Lounge

The Sarratt Lounge extends the coffee house feel outside the borders of Last Drop Coffee Shop. This comfy, funky place to hang out, socialize, or enjoy a beverage has become a new hit with the students and staff. The retro inspired furniture and bright colors pay tribute to and embraces the building’s age and provides a modern twist. Mid-day Mics and 4th Fridays have also turned this nook of Sarratt into a vibrant entertainment space.


VU Dance

Vanderbilt Dance Program provides a curriculum of dance classes in all areas and levels of expertise. The program offers classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip-Hop, Pas de Deux, Pointe, Irish, Contact Improvisation, Choreography, Bharatanatyam (classical dance of India), Belly Dance, Ballroom, Swing, Salsa and Latin plus Pilates and Yoga. Instructors are extremely experienced and encourage students to reach their highest potential. Each class presents opportunities for students to experience the physical benefits of dance education, as well as provides opportunities to enhance artistic, intellectual and creative growth. In addition, the dance program hosts master classes, workshops and residencies with local and national dance professionals.


Contact Information:
VU Dance Program

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