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Nicholas S. Zeppos College

Opened in August 2020, Nicholas S. Zeppos College is located on the corner of West End Avenue and 25th Avenue South. Nicholas S. Zeppos College provides state-of-the-art accommodations inside gothic-style architecture.

Nicholas S. Zeppos College houses 335 upper-division students in four-person suites, traditional double rooms, and traditional single rooms. Corridors and common areas are carpeted. Student rooms have hard surface flooring.

Notable spaces include a state-of-the-art dining hall, great room, study lounges and other event spaces.

Nicholas S. Zeppos College is led by a Faculty Head of College, who resides in an apartment on the first floor. The Faculty Head works closely with Residential Colleges staff 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, Head Residents, and Resident Advisers who all live in the college.

The college in named in honor of Nicholas S. Zeppos, who served as the university’s eighth Chancellor.  Zeppos College is comprised of two halls:

  • Mosig Hall is named in honor of Dr. Gisela Mosig, a pioneering genetic researcher and distinguished faculty member. Born in the Saxony region of Germany, Dr. Mosig grew up on a farm, where she first became interested in biology and genetics.  One of the few women scientists of her era in molecular biology, she blazed the trail for others who followed. Dr. Mosig was a professor in Vanderbilt’s Department of Molecular Biology, now known as the Department of Biological Sciences.
  • Wallace Hall is named in honor of Vanderbilt Distinguished Alumnus, Perry Eugene Wallace, Jr., BE ’70, who displayed extraordinary courage, determination and grace while facing resistance and violent threats as the first African American varsity basketball player in the Southeastern Conference. Wallace grew up in North Nashville and played basketball at Pearl High School, where he was a star player and valedictorian of his class.

Residency also incurs the required Residential College Experience Fee.

Single and Double Room Tour

Amenities include:

  • Commodore Card access to building
  • Camera Surveillance of all exterior doors
  • Central air-conditioning
  • Xfinity On-Campus IPTV Service
  • Study Lounges
  • Community kitchen facility with oven, stove, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator/freezer
  • Carpeted corridors
  • Wireless campus network throughout the building
  • vuPrint station
  • Vending machines (cash or Commodore Card)
  • Laundry (machines free for residents)
  • Elevators
  • ADA accessibility
  • Fire sprinklers

Furnishings include:

  • *Standard XL Twin Mattress for each resident
  • Loftable bed for each resident
  • Desk for each resident
  • Desk chair for each resident
  • Two Chests (one with a lockable drawer) for each resident
  • Closet for each resident
  • Waste can for each room
  • Recycle bin for each room
  • Overhead lighting
  • Mirror
  • Window blinds
  • Data port for each room
  • Towel bar for each resident
  • Custodial service in common area baths, lounges, and corridors