Student Services
2014 Summer Sessions at Vanderbilt
Summer Sessions

Sarratt Student Center

The Sarratt Student Center offers a variety of programs and services throughout the summer. The Sarratt Welcome Desk serves as an information desk for campus and community events and is the site of a Ticketmaster outlet. Exhibits will be on display in Sarratt Gallery, and non-credit art classes for students of all ages will be held in Sarratt Art Studios. The University's Office of Schedules and Reservations and offices of the Division of Student Life are housed in Sarratt and are open during regular business hours.

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Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center

The Students Recreation Center is a comprehensive athletic and fitness center on campus. All students who enroll in summer classes are assessed the recreation and activities fee and can utilize the recreation center. Visiting/transient and DUS students will also pay the recreation fee. Details are available at: The Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center offers a swimming pool; three courts for basketball, volleyball, and badminton; six racquetball and two squash courts; a free weight, Nautilus, and cardiovascular conditioning room; a wood-floor activity room; a rock-climbing wall; an indoor track; a mat room; locker rooms; and a snack bar and games area. Lighted outdoor basketball and sand volleyball courts, as well as softball and sport club fields, complement the center. Summer students may also participate in intramural leagues and the outdoor recreation program. The Center provides family memberships and offers a day camp for children of students, faculty, and staff.

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Student Health Center

The Student Health Center is designed to meet students' primary medical and mental health care needs in an environment supportive of their special needs. Preventive and educational aspects of health concerns are emphasized.

Hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays. During scheduled breaks, the hours are 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon, Monday through Friday. Students should call for appointments, except in emergencies, and always present their ID cards. When the Student Health Center is closed, students may receive medical care at the emergency department of the Vanderbilt University Hospital. The student is responsible for charges incurred at the Emergency Department. However, a part of this cost may be covered if the student is enrolled in the Student Insurance Plan.

The following health services are provided to students free of charge at the Student Health Center:

  • Visits to staff physicians and nurse practitioners
  • Mental health services
  • Routine treatments and procedures
  • Educational information and speakers for campus groups

Note: Charges incurred for referrals outside of Student Health to specialty clinics and/or other physicians are the responsibility of the student.

Medication and supplies ordered by Student Health Center physicians and stocked at the facility are provided to students at cost. Some laboratory tests are performed on the Health Center premises at minimal cost; laboratory tests or x-ray services that must be sent out and performed at other locations will be billed to the student.

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Hospitalization Insurance Plan

All students registered for 4 or more credit hours or who are actively enrolled in research courses that are designated by Vanderbilt University as full-time enrollment for the summer session at Vanderbilt are required to have adequate hospital insurance coverage. This plan is designed to provide hospital, surgical, and major medical benefits. A brochure explaining the limits, exclusions, and benefits of insurance coverage is available to students online, in the Office of Student Accounts, and at the Student Health Center

Any student who does not wish to subscribe to the insurance plan offered through the University must complete the online waiver process by going to, selecting Vanderbilt University, and following the prompts. New students and students who wish to change their current insurance status must also complete the online process.

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Housing and Dining Services

On-campus housing is available for undergraduate students. May and Summer session students live in air-conditioned single or double rooms. Cost for a room during May Session is to be determined. The price of a single or a double room for the full ten-week summer session is to be determined per person. These approximate rates are subject to change prior to room assignment. In addition, a minimal Inter-Residence Hall Association activity fee is charged for the summer session. At this time, on-campus housing is not available for graduate and professional students.

Requests for room reservations are made by new students as part of the admission process; a $200 matriculation deposit serves as a room reservation deposit. Returning students may secure reservations with a $200 deposit in the Office of Housing and Residential Education. This deposit is credited to the student's account and may be recovered if written cancellation is received sixty days prior to the beginning of Summer Session.

For information and applications, contact the Housing Registrar, Office of Housing and Residential Education, VU Station B #351677, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, Tennessee 37235-1677 or visit the Housing web site at

Vanderbilt Dining offers summer services at the Rand Dining Center. Please check the web site for the latest information on services, hours, and menu. All services are provided on an a la carte basis.

Purchasing meals on campus is convenient with your student ID card, also known as the Commodore Card. Cash and checks are accepted.

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In compliance with federal law, including the provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI of the civil Rights Act of 1964, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Vanderbilt University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or military service in its administration of educational policies, programs, or activities; its admissions policies; scholarship and loan programs; athletic or other University-administered programs; or employment. In addition, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation consistent with University non-discrimination policy. Inquiries or complaints should be directed to the Opportunity Development Officer, Baker Building, VU Station B #351809, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, Tennessee 37235-1809. Telephone (615) 322-4705 (V/TDD); fax (615) 343-4969.

The University reserves the right, through its established procedures, to modify the requirements for admission and graduation and to change other rules, regulations, and provisions, including those stated in this Schedule of Courses and other publications, and to refuse admission to any student, or to require the withdrawal of a student if it is determined to be in the interest of the student or the University. All students, full- or part-time, who are enrolled in Vanderbilt courses are subject to the same policies.

The University reserves the right to change or cancel any course on the basis of insufficient enrollment or for any other reason.

Policies concerning non-curricular matters and concerning withdrawal for medical or emotional reasons will be found in the Student Handbook, which is available online at