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Residential Colleges General Information


Warren and Moore Colleges, Vanderbilt’s first two upperdivison residential colleges, first opened in the fall 2014 semester and house approximately 660 students. E. Bronson Ingram College opened in the fall 2018 semester and houses approximately 340 students. Nicholas S. Zeppos College opened in the fall 2020 semester and houses approximately 335 students.

In a major change from previous years, the assignment process for residential colleges has been modified for the 2021-2022 academic year only. The modified process retains the privilege of current residents to return to their colleges but suspends the 1/3-each allocations of spaces for 2nd-year, 3rd-year, and 4th-year students respectively. In place of the allocations, remaining available spaces in the residential colleges upon conclusion of the returning resident process will be included in the general assignment processes for apartments/suites, singles, and doubles and students will compete for those spaces on the basis of seniority. The purpose of the change is to provide improved opportunities for rising 4th-year students to experience a residential college.  For the 2022-2023 academic year and beyond, the assignment process for residential colleges will reinstate the 1/3-each class-cohort allocation of spaces.  Students who are first time residents of the residential colleges for the 2021-2022 academic year will not have returner priority to their college for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Residency in Warren College, Moore College, E. Bronson Ingram College, and Nicholas S. Zeppos College is open to all upper-division students who complete the Housing Registration between April 1 and April 5, 2021.  Current residential college residents (with the exception of first-time spring 2021 semester residents) have priority to return to their college, and should review the Residential Colleges Returning Resident Process section for more information.

Floors and suites in the residential colleges have no gender designations. Students of all gender identities will live on the same floors and may—if they choose to—live in the same suites. Traditional double rooms are single gender.

Room Types and Amenities

  • Traditional single rooms
  • Traditional double rooms
  • Suites for four (4) students
  • Suites for five (5) students (Warren and Moore Colleges only)
  • Suites for six (6) students (Warren and Moore Colleges only)

The suites are composed of individual bedrooms for each student, a full bathroom, a convenience kitchen (refrigerator, microwave, sink, cabinets, cupboards, and drawers) and a common living/eating space. Some suites for five and six students in Warren and Moore Colleges are two-story.

Kissam Student Center – Connected to Warren College and Moore College
Located in the Kissam Center, the Kissam Munchie Mart offers all the amenities of a traditional convenience store, tailored to students on the go.  Retail items include snacks, beverages, sundries, reheatable meals, health and beauty aids, and study supplies.  Grab and go meal swipe options are also available.

The Kitchen at Kissam, adjacent the Kissam Munchie Mart, features a rotating selection of hot meal options.  Choices include the Mexican street food-inspired Taqueria, Greek-themed Mediterranean, and other preorder options like Omelets and Global Flavor curry bowls.  All meal options at The Kitchen at Kissam are gluten-free.

E. Bronson Ingram College
The E. Bronson Ingram Dining Hall is a traditional all-you-care-to-eat community dining hall. This location features breakfast, lunch, brunch (on weekends), and dinner. Dining options include a full salad bar, Asian and American cuisines, and campus favorite Pho bar.

Nicholas S. Zeppos College
Vanderbilt’s newest residential college boasts a full-service, all-you-care-to-eat community dining hall that features breakfast, lunch, brunch (on weekends), and dinner. Menu options include a fresh salad bar and traditional American cuisine, in addition to a variety of preorder choices like Omelets and customizable poké bowls.

Residential College Experience Fee

All students residing in a residential college (E. Bronson Ingram, Moore, Nicholas S. Zeppos, and Warren) will be charged the Residential College Experience Fee. This fee will be $382 per semester pending Board of Trust approval for the 2021-2022 academic year. This fee will help support the programmatic initiatives within each college.

Residential Colleges Statements of Affirmation

All students who reside in a residential college must assent to each of the statements of accountability:

“I understand that my behavior and participation in a Residential College is subject to review by the faculty head of college and staff and that inappropriate behavior or lack of engagement may result in the loss of the privilege of residing in the Residential Colleges.”

“If accepted, I agree to participate in any assessments of college, hall, or program.”