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First-Year Housing Move-In Guide

Welcome to Your Vanderbilt Home!

Class of 2025!

The Office of Housing and Residential Experience (OHARE) welcomes you to your campus home. We are excited about your arrival and have planned to make the move-in process quick and easy so that you can enjoy the day.

Move-in is scheduled for Saturday, August 21, 2021. Students will be provided with a specific move-in time between 7 a.m. and 12 p.m. with their room assignment information. This website contains answers to the most common questions about move-in and our residence halls.

We are including maps showing locations of move-in activities and local grocery, office supply, and home goods stores. In addition, we are providing information to prepare you for the closing of residence halls in the spring and moving out for the summer.

Our 30 residence halls are organized into seven geographic residential areas, each managed by an Assistant Director (AD), an Area Coordinator (AC), a Graduate Area Coordinator (GAC), and maintained by an Area Maintenance Supervisor (AMS). The residential education staff also includes upper-division undergraduates and graduate students who serve as head residents (HRs) and resident advisers (RAs) in our residence halls. These students are supervised by eight ACs, all of whom live in residence halls and report to the Assistant Directors. These community members are some of the front line personnel advancing our mission to provide safe, secure, comfortable, accessible, and healthy housing for our residents.

The university’s residence halls, residential programs, resources, and regulations are designed to provide students with structured environments conducive to learning and personal development. Familiarize yourself with the policies and regulations provided in this booklet as well as the comprehensive list in the student handbook.

Click here for First-Year Student helpful information! 

For additional information or assistance, please call OHARE at (615) 322-2591.

Move-In Information

First-Year Housing FAQs

Commodore Card Setup

Room Furnishings

House Amenity Locations 

Room Measurements

What to Bring

Move-In Instructions

Staging Area Map

Area Hotels

Campus Contacts