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Oct. 10, 2020 – Information about on-campus housing during the winter break

Posted by on Saturday, October 10, 2020 in Community Messages.

Dear Vanderbilt students,

We understand there is some confusion regarding prior communications and want to further clarify the on-campus housing options during the winter break. As announced in June, in order to manage the COVID-19 pandemic and forecasts regarding the winter flu season, we must close housing on November 22, after which undergraduate in-person classes and activities will move to fully virtual/alternative platforms.

A thoughtful process has been developed for students with unique circumstances to apply for an on-campus housing accommodation to stay after November 22. We will not charge homeless students, and students with demonstrated financial need, for university housing provided from November 22 through the winter break.

To be completely clear, Vanderbilt fully supports its homeless students, and students with demonstrated financial need, and will continue to do so.

There have been many questions regarding winter break housing and this year’s academic schedule. If you would like more information, please visit the FAQ page of our Return to Campus website.

We are committed to taking care of each other. Be well, and stay safe,

Susan R. Wente
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs