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Housing and Residential Experience

4100 Branscomb Quadrangle

(615) 322-2591,


The Office of Housing and Residential Experience provides safe, secure, comfortable, accessible, and healthy housing for all undergraduate students in a four-year campus residency requirement. Our programming and community development initiatives focus on meeting students’ social needs for belonging, friendship, recognition, respect, and dignity. We work to build communities that foster learning, personal development, academic achievement, and successful transitions for our residents.


Housing Assignments – Registration for the housing assignment process, and requests to live off-campus for eligible students, takes place each spring. All undergraduate students who plan to enroll for the upcoming fall semester at Vanderbilt must register online; access to the website requires a VUnetID and password. The Office of Housing & Residential Experience publishes the Guide to the Housing Assignments Process each year, which is made available to all students.

2022-2023 Guide to the Housing Assignment Process


Campus Dining– Vanderbilt offers a comprehensive meal plan, redeemable at 17 on-campus locations that include meals in a retail environment, to-go meals in our convenience stores, and flexibility through the use of meal swipes, Meal Money, Flex Meals. Your Vanderbilt meal plan can also be used at 43 unique local restaurants, all within walking distance of the campus, through the Taste of Nashville program.

Meal Plan participation is required for all students residing on-campus. All residential students will be automatically enrolled into a meal plan according to their cohort year. First-year students receive The 21 Plan, sophomores and juniors receive The 19 Plan, and seniors receive The 14 Plan. All students have the option to select a larger meal plan to suit their preferences. To learn more about the various meal plans, visit

Students seeking dietary and food allergy assistance should contact Campus Dining’s Registered Dietitian at and SAS (Student Access Services) with supporting medical documentation at It is important that the information is given to be as complete as possible. Students should explain their special needs in detail and explain what is required to meet those needs.

For more information, call SAS at (615) 322–4705.


Mail – All mail and packages—whether sent via the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx, UPS, or any other carrier—must be sent to the student’s PMB address (not directly to their residence hall) at 2301 Vanderbilt Place, which is the Vanderbilt University Station B Post Office address.

Address format:

Student name

PMB 35XXXX (X= four-digit PMB number)

2301 Vanderbilt Place

Nashville, TN 37235-XXXX (X= four-digit PMB number)


Picking up mail and packages—First-class mail is sorted and placed in student mailboxes by 10 a.m. daily. Students are sent a package pickup notification email for each package received in their name.