Just outside Vanderbilt’s classrooms, research labs, and residence halls, trees planted by past chancellors and a massive oak that predates the American Revolution tower over winding paths and open onto spacious lawns.
Vanderbilt is the best of both worlds—we have the most beautiful, coziest, most incredible campus —while being situated in a very friendly and safe metropolitan area."
Kristen Mayer, '12
Kirkland Hall’s clock tower chimes the hour across 330 spectacular acres, a national arboretum that is also home to architectural treasures spanning from our university’s earliest days to the eco-friendly Houses of The Commons.
The organic design of the Vanderbilt campus flows around the Central Library, Rand Dining Hall, residences, and lecture halls to the classic symmetry of the Peabody section of campus, where all first-year students live, with the Vanderbilt University Medical Center nearby.
Just beyond the medical center, Blair School of Music serves as the gateway to a section of campus centered on student life, including the athletic fields, Ingram Studio Arts Center, Student Rec Center, Greek Row, and Alumni Lawn.
In the heart of the city, an oasis has grown for over a century, embracing the past and welcoming the future as eagerly as a breath of fresh air.