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2022-2023 Guide to the Housing Assignment Process


The housing assignment process for the 2022-2023 academic year will begin on January 10, 2022.  To help students navigate the process, we have produced the Guide to the Housing Assignment Process.  This year’s housing assignment process differs from previous years so we encourage you to review the Guide in its entirety.

Vanderbilt offers a variety of housing options and emphasizes personal choice in a competitive assignment process.  We encourage you to explore the options available for on-campus living by visiting different residence halls and talking with friends and other students about their experiences.

In August 2022, Vanderbilt will open Rothschild College, our fifth upper-division residential college.  Currently under construction on the corner of West End Ave. and 24th Ave. South, Rothschild College will contain singles, doubles, and 4-person suites with a total of 333 beds.  In addition, Blakemore House will re-open after being closed for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years.  Requests for off-campus authorization will be limited to students with current off-campus authorization and rising 4th-year students or greater.  We anticipate granting off-campus authorization to roughly 900 students.  Additional information is available in the Off-Campus Authorization section.

Of particular note, the residential college process has been modified and will no longer allocate 1/3 of the spaces in each college to each upper-division class cohort due to the increased number of residential college beds in the on-campus housing inventory. This allows for seniority to drive the process and accommodates any impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic while still providing opportunities for students from all upper-division class cohorts to secure spaces.

For the 2022-2023 academic year, we will continue to honor returning resident priority for a limited number of students who first took occupancy in their college during the fall 2020 semester or earlier.  Full details regarding returning resident eligibility is available in the Residential College Returning Resident Process section.

The Guide provides the following information:

  • A full calendar of dates and deadlines
  • Information about the various assignment processes
  • Information of forming roommate/hallmate groups

The majority of our housing options are designated for groups of two or more students. Students are responsible for forming their own roommate groups in order to pursue these options.  We recognize that you may need assistance identifying a roommate or roommates and are happy to assist.  Please review the Roommate Assistance section of the Guide for additional details.

We want to help you make the best decisions possible throughout the housing assignment process.  If you have questions, please contact us at or 615-322-2591.

Alison Matarese
Director of Housing Assignments

Ashley Ladyman
Associate Director of Housing Assignments

Josh Miller
Coordinator of Housing Assignments