Education has never been limited to the classroom. The idea of communal living at the university has its roots in the Oxford-Cambridge model in England. Faculty members (fellows) lived with students, taught them, and helped them transform into contributors to their society, and vice versa.
At Vanderbilt University, Warren and Moore colleges follow in this tradition, connecting upper-class students, residential faculty, graduate fellows, undergraduate resident advisers, experienced staff, others throughout the university, and visitors from across the local, national, and global communities. Together, with events such as dinners with faculty, musical performances, community service, and late-ni ght conversations, they collaborate to create communities for discovery and learning.
Once students enter Warren or Moore college in their sophomore year, they can remain in the same college as juniors and seniors. This residential option conveys the ambiance of a small college community, while still affording students an education at a world-class research university with a wide variety of undergraduate academic programs.
On these pages you will find more information about the residential colleges and their component halls, personnel, programs, facilities and living arrangements, and the history both within the halls and in the larger Vanderbilt community.