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Building Access

Posted by on Thursday, August 26, 2021 in .

As the university welcomes back students, faculty and staff for the 2021–22 academic year, many buildings, including student centers and academic buildings on campus, have updated their operational hours and card access security.  

Most academic buildings, including the libraries, will be locked 24/7. Undergraduate students, faculty, staff, graduate and professional students will have card access to appropriate residence halls, academic buildings and libraries. Therefore, it is highly encouraged that everyone carries your VU ID card in case the building you are attempting to enter requires card access.    

Student Centers will have set operational hours, and select Vanderbilt University community members will have access to these spaces. 

Sarratt Student Center 

  • Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Swipe access only, 7 p.m.–7 a.m. 
  • Friday, 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Swipe access only, 7–11 p.m. No swipe access after 11 p.m. 
  • Saturday, swipe access only 9 a.m.–11 p.m. No swipe access after 11 p.m. 
  • Sunday, swipe access only, 9 a.m.–7 p.m.  

Commons Center 

  • Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Swipe access only, 7 p.m.–7 a.m. 
  • Friday, 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Swipe access only, 7–11 p.m. No swipe access after 11 p.m. 
  • Saturday, swipe access only, 9 a.m.–11 p.m. No swipe access after 11 p.m. 
  • Sunday, swipe access only, 9 a.m.–7 p.m. 

Student Life Center 

  • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday. 

Alumni Hall  

  • Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Swipe access only, 7–11 p.m. No swipe access after 11 p.m. 
  • Saturday and Sunday, swipe access only, 9 a.m.–11 p.m. No swipe access after 11 p.m. 

Kissam Center 

  • Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Swipe access only, 7 p.m.–midnight. 
  • Saturday and Sunday, swipe access only, 9 a.m.–midnight. 
  • After-hours access is open to residents only.  

 E. Bronson Ingram and Nicholas S. Zeppos Residential Colleges

  • Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Swipe access only, 7–11 p.m. 
  • Saturday and Sunday, swipe access only, 9 a.m.–11 p.m. 
  • After-hours access is open to residents only.  

For the latest operational hours, please visit the Student Centers website 

The health and safety of the Vanderbilt community is the highest priority.  The university, in close consultation with experts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the School of Nursing as well as national, state and local public health officials, is closely monitoring changes in the pandemic and will update the community if any changes are made to buildings operational hours or card access.