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2024-2025 Guide to the Upper-Division Housing Assignment Process


The housing assignment process for the 2024-2025 academic year will begin on January 8, 2024.  To help students navigate the process, we have produced the Guide to the Housing Assignment Process.  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.

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 650 students.  Rising 3rd-year students are welcome to sign up for the off-campus housing waitlist.  Additional information is available in the Off-Campus Authorization section.

We are excited to open our sixth upper-division residential college, Residential College C, in August 2024.  Spaces in this college will be available for selection in the various residential college assignment processes.

All residential college spaces will be assigned via various seniority-driven, random selection processes by room type.  Upon completion of the residential colleges processes, all traditional upper-division housing will also be assigned via various seniority-driven, random selection processes by room type.

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.  Due to limited single room availability, we encourage all students, in particular rising 2nd-year students, to identify one or more roommates.  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 and Operations

Ashley Ladyman
Associate Director of Housing Assignments