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Residential Colleges General Information

Overview

Warren and Moore Colleges, Vanderbilt’s first two upper-division 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.  Rothschild College will open for the fall 2022 semester and will house 333 students.  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.

In a major change from previous years, 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, the Office of Housing and Residential Experience will continue to honor returning resident priority for students who first took occupancy of their residential college room in the fall 2020 semester or earlier and whose last on-campus assignment was in a residential college, including:

  • Students currently enrolled in courses at Vanderbilt who are residing in a residential college for the spring semester as of February 9, 2022 (the beginning of the Residential Colleges Returning Resident Process)
  • Students not currently enrolled in courses at Vanderbilt for spring 2022 semester, which includes those participating in spring study abroad, out-of-town internships, or on a leave of absence

These students are eligible to participate in the returning resident process for their current residential college upon submission of the Housing Registration.

Upon conclusion of the returning resident processes for each college, all remaining residential college spaces will be included in the general assignment process for apartments/suites, singles, and doubles and assigned via seniority -driven, random selection processes.  Students with returning resident priority who opt not to participate in the returning resident process for their current college are welcome to participate in other processes of their choice and are eligible to select spaces in other residential colleges that remain available.

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 delicious meals, including customizable Acai 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

Opened in fall 2020, Zeppos 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 a rotation of global and American cuisines.

Rothschild College

Scheduled to open fall 2022, Rothschild College will feature an all-you-care-to-eat dining hall with a variety of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch options.  In addition, Rothschild also contains Munchie Mart convenience store, with grab and go meal and beverage options.  Snacks, candy, and convenience items will also be available for retail purchase.

Residential College Experience Fee

All students residing in a residential college (E. Bronson Ingram, Moore, Nicholas S. Zeppos, Rothschild, and Warren) will be charged the Residential College Experience Fee. This fee will be $397 per semester pending Board of Trust approval for the 2022-2023 academic year. This fee will help support the programmatic initiatives within each college.

Residential Colleges Statements of Affirmation and Accountability

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

“I affirm the importance of being a good student-citizen of Vanderbilt University, and I pledge to promote the values espoused by our Community Creed in the Residential Colleges.”

“I agree to advance the cause of diversity by valuing human difference and through fostering an environment of open, constructive dialog in the Residential Colleges.”

“I promise to care for and support my fellow students in the Residential Colleges, during times of both challenge and celebration.”

“I commit to actively participate in the civic, social and intellectual life of the Residential Colleges.”

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.”