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Residential Colleges General Information


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 opened in the fall 2022 semester and houses 333 students. Residential College C (official name TBA) will open in the fall 2024 semester and will house 305 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.

All residential college spaces will be assigned through a series of seniority-driven, random selection processes based on room type.  Students who take occupancy of a space in a residential college do not have priority to return in future academic years.

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

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

Rothschild College features an all-you-care-to-eat dining hall with a variety of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch options.

Residential College C – TBA

Residential College Experience Fee

All students residing in a residential college (E. Bronson Ingram, Moore, Nicholas S. Zeppos, Residential College C, Rothschild, and Warren) will be charged the Residential College Experience Fee of $428 per semester pending Board of Trust approval for the 2024-2025 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.”

Learn more about the Residential Colleges.