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Professional School Students

Welcome to Vanderbilt. This website was developed to help you make a smooth transition to Vanderbilt and Nashville. Students in the professional schools should visit the sites of their respective schools (see Academic Links) for information about their programs.

Getting Oriented


  • Vanderbilt does not provide on-campus housing for graduate or professional students. The Off-Campus Referral Service, maintained by the Office of Housing and Residential Education, is a web-based service that brings local landlords and property managers together with Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff. Students can search for accommodations by a variety of criteria including cost, size, distance from campus, and type of accommodation. The service is free.

For New Nashville Residents

For New Students at Vanderbilt

  • The Office of the Dean of Students. The umbrella division for student activities, organizations, and services. Contains links to Sarratt Student Center, Student Health Center and much more.
Vanderbilt Computing Services
  • Student Health Center. The Center provides primary care services for all registered Vanderbilt Students regardless of their insurance coverage. Referrals for students are made through the Center for specialty care and consultation (insurance required). A referral does not guarantee coverage/payment by your insurance provider. Family members, spouses and dependents are not seen at the Student Health Center. Community providers including those at the Vanderbilt Medical Center are available for family care. A University sponsored insurance policy can be purchased to provide coverage for students, their spouses and/or their dependents.
  • Dining Services. Learn about Vanderbilt's cafeterias and markets.
  • Center for Teaching. The Center offers individual consultation services, group workshops, and other events to Vanderbilt graduate and professional students and post-doctoral fellows.
  • Graduate Student Council. The Graduate Student Council facilitates communication between the graduate students of all Vanderbilt University academic departments and the community. The group acts as a forum and a clearinghouse for issues, discussions, and complaints.
  • Commodore Card Office
  • Traffic and Parking Office
  • Address Change Application