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Airport Express

Vanderbilt has partnered with Lyft to provide a discount to the airport from anywhere on Vanderbilt’s campus using access codes. There are a limited number of rides available per holiday.

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Campus Dining

Vanderbilt Campus Dining is a non-profit university-managed auxiliary service. We take pride in our commitment to providing value through the highest quality, best-tasting, most nutritious and diverse menus possible. We embrace our role as builders of community. Food brings people together, creates a sense of place and a feeling of kinship. Food sustains not only our bodies, but also our communities and environment.

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Campus Map

Check out Vanderbilt’s interactive campus map to help you navigate the campus.

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Card Services

One of the most important items you will need as a Vanderbilt student is your Commodore Card. The Commodore Card is your official Vanderbilt ID. It is used for identification, for access to residence halls, academic buildings, and campus events, and as a debit card for meal plans and other purchases on and off campus. Visit the Card Services website for more information.

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Construction Updates

Stay up to date on several of Vanderbilt University’s capital projects and planning surrounding spaces on campus.

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Housing and Residential Experience

The Office of Housing and Residential Experience provides safe, secure, comfortable, accessible and healthy housing for its residents. Programming for residents builds communities in which students’ social needs for belonging, friendship, recognition, respect and dignity are met. These communities foster learning, personal development, academic achievement, and successful transitions for both new students and graduates.

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Housing Assignments

Registering for the housing assignment process and applying for the various types of housing will take place online. To help students with this process, Vanderbilt Student Government and the Office of Housing and Residential Experience have produced the Guide to the Housing Assignment Process.

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Mail Services

Vanderbilt University Mail Services provides the Vanderbilt community with an efficient and economical mail system that ensures quick and accurate delivery for both incoming and outgoing mail and packages. We realize that we are a vital link between the campus and the rest of the world. Whether we are delivering a care package of cookies from families to a new student away from home for the first time, or processing the mailing of brochures that will send a department’s message across the country, we are committed to providing the highest level of care and service.

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Parking Services

The Office of Parking Services is committed to supporting Vanderbilt University’s mission by creating a helpful and welcoming environment through the delivery of excellent service. We provide guidance and assistance to the campus community on all parking-related needs in a timely and efficient manner, and we provide well-maintained parking facilities ensuring equitable parking for all our guests. Our top priority is to provide customer-oriented parking options and exemplary service to students, faculty, staff, and visitors to Vanderbilt University.

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Residential Colleges

Residential colleges are a type of on-campus student residence in which the academic experience is integrated into residential life, creating communities and opportunities for learning outside the classroom among a diverse study body. Led by faculty heads who live in-residence, Vanderbilt’s residential colleges create an intentional, mutually-beneficial educational experience for our students, faculty and staff, promoting the development of intellectcommunitypersonal well-beingself-discovery, and cultural awareness.

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The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons is a residential campus for all first-year students. One campus fosters a common experience that encourages class unity and class identity. Each first-year student is assigned to live in a house on The Ingram Commons, and each has a distinct identity developed by the faculty head of house.

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