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Directions to the SSA Office

Social Security Administration Office
120 Athens Way, Nashville, TN 37228
Phone Numbers: Toll-Free (877) 808-5461
Open Monday through Friday, 9:00AM- 3:00PM; except Federal Holidays
*Closed every Wednesday at 12:00PM

No charge for SSN application. Remember to take your passport and immigration documents. Information is also available on the internet at http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10181.html#apply.

After you receive a Social Security card:


  • Please provide a copy of the card to the University Registrar in Suite 110 Baker Building on 21st Ave.
  • Go to 2525 West End Ave. to Update I-9 (HR Employment Service Center)


  • Provide a copy to your Department
  • Go to 2525 West End Ave. to Update I-9 (HR Employment Service Center)


Directions to the Social Security Administration Office


  • From Vanderbilt, take 21st Avenue south away from downtown.
  • Turn the 2nd left onto Broadway.
  • Turn left at George L Davis Blvd (signs for I-40/I-65).
  • Take the ramp on the left onto I-40 W/I-65 N. Continue to follow I-65 N.
  • Take exit 85 for 8th Ave/US Hwy 41 Alt toward State Capitol/Metro Center Blvd.
  • Turn left at Metrocenter Blvd.
  • Turn right at Athens Way.
  • Social Security is the last building on the right.


BY BUS (MTA: Metro Transit Authority)

Visit the MTA website for more information: www.nashvillemta.org/

Limited number of bus route maps available in ISSS

  • Take MTA bus # 3 to Downtown, Music City Central 4th – Bay 23 (16 mins, 28 stops) or bus #7 to Downtown, Music City Central 4th – Bay 19
  • Walk to Music City Central 5th – Bay 11 (about 5 mins) and take bus #9 towards Mainstream to Dominican Dr. & French Landing Dr (7 mins, 11 stops)
  • Walk to 120 Athens Way (about 15 mins)

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Walk-In & Office Hours

Office Hours
Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

Walk-In Hours
Monday – Friday 1:30pm-3:30pm

To meet with an adviser outside of walk-in hours, please email isss@vanderbilt.edu to make appointments at least 24 hours in advance.

Contact Us

Phone: (615)322-2753
Fax: 615-343-7799
Email: isss@vanderbilt.edu

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