150 years

Student Experience

The enriching Vanderbilt experience has always gone far beyond the classroom

From fellowship opportunities and alternative spring breaks, to the residential colleges and faculty mentors, students enjoy an immersive and well-rounded experience.

A Break with Tradition


Founded at Vanderbilt, Alternative Spring Break ushered in a new era of learning beyond the classroom

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Residential Colleges

A Departure from Dorms


Residential colleges provide an immersive on-campus experience

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Building a University


Buchanan Fellows at the Heard Libraries document Vanderbilt’s beginning

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