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2022 Move-In

Incoming First-Year Students

First-year student move-in is scheduled for Saturday, August 20, 2022. Students will be provided with a specific move-in time between 7 AM and 12 PM with their room assignment information. Room assignment information will be emailed to all incoming first-year students on or before August 1, 2022. Prior to August 20, we will be preparing the halls for your arrival and as a result, will not be able to accommodate early move-in requests. Please plan your travel to Nashville accordingly and remember to bring the parking placard and key release card you received in the mail.

More incoming First-Year student housing information can be found here.

First-Year Students Arriving On or Before Wednesday, August 17 (PRE-APPROVED EARLY ARRIVALS ONLY):

Please report to the Branscomb front desk for key pick up.

First-year international students arriving for international student orientation on Wednesday, August 17 should report directly to the Commons Center for key pick up.

Please be sure that you have activated your Mobile Commodore Card prior to your arrival on campus.  Instructions for activation are available here.

First-Year Students Arriving on Thursday, August 18 or Friday, August 19 (PRE-APPROVED EARLY ARRIVALS ONLY):

Please report to the Hank Ingram desk for key pick up.

Please be sure that you have activated your Mobile Commodore Card prior to your arrival on campus. Instructions for activation are available here.

Continuing Upper-Division Students

Upper-division residence halls open on Sunday, August 21, 2022. Prior to move-in, we will be preparing the halls for your arrival and as a result, will not be able to accommodate early move-in requests. Please plan your travel to Nashville accordingly.

Students Arriving On or Before Wednesday, August 17 (PRE-APPROVED EARLY ARRIVALS ONLY):

Please report to the Branscomb front desk for key pick up. All students must pick up a key to their room assignment.

Students Arriving Between Thursday, August 18 and Saturday, August 20 (PRE-APPROVED EARLY ARRIVALS ONLY):

Please report to your area desk (listed below) for key pick up. All students must pick up a key to their room assignment.

Important Notice for Village at Vanderbilt Townhouse and South Tower Residents: Due to first-year student move in on Saturday, August 20 between 7 AM and 12 PM noon, Village at Vanderbilt residents are not permitted to move in until after 12 PM noon.

Students Arriving On or After Sunday, August 21:

Please report to your area desk for key pick up. All students must pick up a key to their room assignment.

Greek House Residents:

To obtain your room code, please contact the Office of Greek Life upon arrival at 615-322-2048.  Students arriving after close of business should contact either Kristin Torrey, Director of Greek Life, or Tiffany Carter, Graduate Assistant for Greek Life.

Incoming Transfer Students

Transfer student move-in is scheduled for Friday, August 19, 2022. Students will be provided with a specific afternoon move-in time with their room assignment information. Move-in times will range from 1 PM until 4:30 PM. Room assignment information will be emailed to all incoming transfer students on or before August 10, 2022. Prior to move-in, we will be preparing the halls for your arrival and as a result, will not be able to accommodate early move-in requests. Please plan your travel to Nashville accordingly.

Please be sure that you have activated your Mobile Commodore Card prior to your arrival on campus. Instructions for activation are available here.

More incoming Transfer student housing information can be found here.

Transfer Students Arriving On or Before Wednesday, August 17 (PRE-APPROVED EARLY ARRIVALS ONLY):

Please report to the Branscomb front desk for key pick up.

Transfer Students Arriving On Thursday, August 18 (PRE-APPROVED EARLY ARRIVALS ONLY):

Please report to your area desk (listed below) for key pick up.

Key Pick Up Instructions

When arriving to campus on Friday afternoon, please park in Lot 18 located behind Olin Hall, on the corner of Highland and 24th (2400 Highland Ave, Nashville, TN 37240).  Key pickup will be available under the awning of the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center, located across the street from the lot (1204 25th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37240).  A comprehensive list of residence hall maps can be found here. If you arrive after 4:30 PM on Friday, August 19, your key will be at your area desk (listed below).

General Information

Health & safety protocols

Please visit the COVID-19 information site for the most up to date health and safety protocols for move-in, as well as the upcoming academic year.

Area Desks

Warren and Moore Colleges – Kissam Center Front Desk

Cole, E. Bronson Ingram College, McGill, and Tolman – E. Bronson Ingram Front Desk

Nicholas S. Zeppos and Rothschild Colleges – Zeppos Front Desk

Blakemore, Branscomb (Lupton, Scales, Stapleton, and Vaughn) and McTyeire – Branscomb Front Desk

Chaffin, Lewis, Mayfield, and Morgan – Lewis Front Desk

Village at Vanderbilt Townhouses and South Tower – Branscomb front desk through Sunday, August 21; Hank Ingram Front Desk beginning Monday, August 22

Commons – Hank Ingram Front Desk

Commodore Cards

Please ensure that you are in possession of your Commodore Card, or that you have activated your Mobile Commodore Card prior to your arrival.  Instructions for activating your Mobile Commodore Card are available here.  If you have lost your Commodore Card and do not own a smartphone/have a compatible device, please contact the Card Office at 615-322-2273 or commodorecard@vanderbilt.edu.

Package Pick-Up Information

Please visit the Mail Services website for details.

Traffic Flow and Designated Unloading Areas for Upper-Division and Transfer Students

Important Information for Residents of Cole, Greek Houses, McGill, Nicholas S. Zeppos College, Rothschild College, and Tolman:

Students residing in these residential buildings will have access to 24th Ave., Kensington Place, and West Side Row to unload their belongings between 7AM – 11PM daily through Tuesday, August 23.  Vehicles should NOT block the flow of traffic and must be relocated immediately after unloading to designated student parking.  Any vehicles impeding the flow of traffic are subject to removal.

Campus Move-In Maps

Maps available here

Local Hotels

If you were not approved to move in early or arrive prior to your move in date, we have linked several area hotels here.

PLEASE CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY FOR UPDATES.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL US AT OHARE@VANDERBILT.EDU.

Information subject to change based on guidance from university and health officials.