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Moore College

Opened in August 2014, Moore College is located on West End Avenue near 21st Avenue South. Moore College provides state-of-the art accommodations inside gothic-style architecture reminiscent of historic Kirkland Hall. It houses 341 upper division students in four, five and six-person suites as well as traditional double and single rooms. Students live on all floors of this six story building. Lounges, study areas, music rooms, conference rooms, as well as common kitchen and laundry facilities are provided for building residents. The fifth floor includes an apartment for the Faculty Director. The building is fully air conditioned. Corridors and common areas are carpeted. Student rooms have tiled floors.

Moore College is named in honor of Stanford Moore, a 1935 Vanderbilt graduate who received the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1972. It is divided into two halls:

  • Rice Hall, named in honor of Henry Grantland Rice, a 1901 Vanderbilt graduate and the most famous American sports writer during the first half of the 20th century;
  • Smith Hall, named in honor of the Rev. Kelly Miller Smith, a civil rights leader and assistant dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School from 1968 to 1984.

Moore College is led by a Faculty Head of College. The Faculty Head works closely with Residential Colleges staff, a graduate student worker, and the College Programming and Advisory Councils to encourage the living and learning outside of the classroom. The residents are also supported by an Area Coordinator, a Head Resident, and Resident Advisers who all live in the college.

Moore and Warren Colleges are connected by Kissam Student Center, providing gathering spaces, “grab-and-go” dining options, a classroom, offices and meeting rooms.

Residency also incurs the required Residential College Experience Fee.

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Amenities include:

  • Commodore Card access to building
  • Camera Surveillance of all exterior doors
  • Central air-conditioning
  • Free University cable HD television service
  • Study Lounges
  • Common kitchen facility with oven, stove, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator/freezer
  • Carpeted corridors
  • Custodial service in common area baths, lounges, and corridors
  • Wireless campus network throughout the building
  • Laundry
  • Elevator
  • Fully accessible
  • Fully sprinkled for fire safety

Furnishings include:

  • Loftable bed for each resident
  • Desk for each resident
  • Desk chair for each resident
  • Chest (with lockable drawer) for each resident
  • Closet for each resident
  • Waste can for each room
  • Recycle bin for each room
  • Overhead lighting
  • Mirror
  • Window blinds
  • Towel bar for each resident