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West End Neighborhood E-Newsletter [Vanderbilt University]

August 2019

Welcome Back!

Summer 2019 is coming to a close and Vanderbilt is excited to welcome back its students and the start of the fall semester.  Over the past couple of months rapid progress was made in the West End Neighborhood. Read about upcoming milestones, student move-in plan, events and more below:



It took less than a dozen seconds for Vanderbilt University’s 14-story Carmichael West Tower 3 on West End Avenue to fall July 27, clearing the way for three new residential colleges.

Thousands viewed the university’s livestream of the event to watch the historic moment, which marked a significant—and dramatic—shift in the effort to transform traditional residence halls into state-of-the-art residential colleges designed to immerse students in a holistic approach to education and ultimately advance Vanderbilt’s mission: to create engaged citizens who can change the world for the better.

Watch the full video of the implosion on Tower 3 and learn what’s next for the West End neighborhood.


  • 24th Avenue from West End Avenue to Vanderbilt Place will reopen on August 15 for student move-in. It will permanently close on August 20 after move-in activities.
  • Upperclass residence halls open at 8 a.m. on Sunday, August 18 for returning students.
  • Details are posted on the Residential Education website.
  • Greek residents were sent specific emails with move-in directions.

WEN Neighborhood Road Routes from August 3-14

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WEN Neighborhood Road Routes from August 15-20

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WEN Neighborhood Road Routes after August 20

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Click here for additional move-in details that correspond with traffic maps

Construction & Mobility Updates

  • Summer construction working hours continue to be  6 a.m. to 8 p.m. On August 20, construction hours will change to 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
  • New addresses for Greek houses were issued effective July 1.
  • The completion and move-in of the new NPHC and Zeta Tau Alpha homes is expected later this month.
  • Phase 1 of the beautification process in the West End Neighborhood will be completed this fall. The new green spaces will be park-like settings with tree-lined pathways, pedestrian and bike-friendly zones and open spaces for activities and events for the community to enjoy.
  • Submit feedback: The Campus Planning & Construction department launched a Construction Feedback Form. The form is a simple way to share if you believe noise or construction activities is outside of working hours put into place or if you believe there is non-emergency issue.  Hotline email Constr_alerts@Vanderbilt.edu and phone-line (615)-343-9675 are also available.
  • For parking questions, please contact VUPS Parking Services at (615) 322-2554.

Upcoming Milestones

Milestones are subject to change and updated monthly.

Past milestones can be found in previous issues of the West End neighborhood newsletter. 

August 2019

  • 24th Avenue will partially open for student move in during Aug. 3-14 and will completely open from Aug. 15-20. After Aug. 20, it will close permanently.
  • Zeta Tau Alpha houses to be complete, NPHC to be complete in September.
  • Primary utility work through West End neighborhood to be complete.
  • Tower 4 demo continues.

Fall/Winter 2019

  • Tower 4 demo continues.
  • Kensington beautification efforts to be complete in September.
  • New Commons/Lawn beautification efforts to be complete in October.
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon complete late December, and open for students in January.
  • Lambda Chi Alpha and Kappa Sigma houses to be complete late winter.

March 2020

  • Community Event Building planned for completion.

2020- 2023

  • July 2020: Complete Residential College A (RC-A).
  • July 2022: Complete Residential College B (RC-B).
  • July 2023: Complete Residential College C (RC-C).

Online Resources

Live Cam




VandySafe App

Carmichael West Tower 3 Before & After

Tower Before and After

RC-A, July 2019


West End Neighborhood, July 2019

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