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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’s dining halls are a key part of campus life, and our meal plans are designed to enhance students’ residential college experience. All Vanderbilt students living on campus are required to participate in a meal plan based on their cohort year. Meal plans are available to all undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty and staff.

Meal plans are loaded onto your Commodore Card or mobile wallet, and consist of a weekly meal allowance + flexible meal money. Simply tap your card or phone at a dining location, and the meal or Meal Money will automatically deduct from your account. Most dining locations are all-you-care-to-eat, while others offer meals consisting of an entrée, side(s) and a drink. These options include residential dining halls, retail markets and cafes, and Munchie Marts, which offer both grab and go options and Market Basket grocery kits.


Dietary Assistance

Students seeking dietary assistance during the academic year should contact Student Access Services (SAS) at with supporting medical documentation.

If approved for dining accommodations by SAS, the student will be formally referred to Campus Dining’s Registered Dietitian, Emily Suttle at, to receive reasonable accommodations. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the dietitian after approval.

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.