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Residential Colleges

Warren College, Moore College, E. Bronson Ingram College, and Nicholas S. Zeppos College

General Information

Warren and Moore Colleges, Vanderbilt’s first two upperclass 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 will open for the fall 2020 semester, and will house approximately 335 students.

Residency in Warren College, Moore College, E. Bronson Ingram College, and Nicholas S. Zeppos College is open to all upperclass students who complete the Housing Registration between January 6, 2020 and January 10, 2020. Current residents of Warren, Moore, and E. Bronson Ingram Colleges have priority to return to their college, and have the opportunity to participate in room reservation (spring 2020 residents only) and the returner process prior to the new resident process.

Each of the four colleges will be composed of 33% fourth-year students, 33% third-year students, and 33% second-year students. Floors and suites 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 doubles are single gender.

Once a student takes occupancy of a space in a residential college, that is the only college in which they are permitted to reside. Students are not permitted to switch between residential colleges.

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
Amenities include the Kissam Market, a 24/7 market within the Kissam Center that offers grab-and-go snacks, fresh salads, sandwiches, sides, microwaveable meals, baked goods, sundries, health and beauty aids, packaged food, coffee, juice, fountain beverages, bottled beverages, milkshakes, and study supplies.

Serving hot, prepared meals for breakfast Monday – Friday and dinner Sunday – Thursday is the Kitchen. The open-air kitchen is where chef-crafted, themed meals are prepared and served.

E. Bronson Ingram College
Amenities within E. Bronson Ingram College include an 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 the award-winning Bamboo Bistro Pho concept.

Nicholas S. Zeppos College
Amenities in Nicholas S. Zeppos College will include an all-you-care-to-eat community dining hall featuring breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Menu options will include a salad bar and traditional American cuisine, in addition to a Fresh Mex concept, complete with a smoker and fresh tortilla maker.

Residential College Experience Fee

All students residing in a Residential College (Warren, Moore, E. Bronson Ingram, and Nicholas S. Zeppos) will be charged the Residential College Experience Fee. This fee will be $368 per semester pending Board of Trust approval for the 2020-2021 academic year. This fee will help support the programmatic initiatives within each college.

Residential Colleges Statements of Affirmation

To be eligible to live in Warren, Moore, E. Bronson Ingram, and Nicholas S. Zeppos College, every student who participates in the New Resident Process 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.”

Residential Colleges Application Question

All students participating in the New Resident Process must answer the following:

“Please list a few of your most notable interests as they relate to the residential colleges.” 

Responses should be a maximum of 300 characters, spaces included. Responses that exceed the character limit will result in an error message, and will prohibit submission of the application. Responses are shared with residential faculty and staff in order to help develop programmatic initiatives. Responses are not considered during the random selection process.

Residential Colleges Current Resident Process: Room Reservation and Returner Process

Students residing in Warren, Moore, and E. Bronson Ingram Colleges during the spring 2020 semester have priority to return for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students who resided in Warren, Moore, and E. Bronson Ingram Colleges during the fall 2019 semester, but did not return to Vanderbilt for the spring 2020 semester, are eligible to participate in the returner process, but cannot participate in room reservation.

Permission to remain in the community will be at the discretion of the faculty heads of college. All residents must remain in their current college and are not eligible for spaces in any other college. In order to participate in either the Warren, Moore, and E. Bronson Ingram Colleges room reservation or returner process, students must complete the Housing Registration between January 6, 2020 and January 10, 2020. Any student who participates in either room reservation or the returner process is guaranteed a space in their building for the 2020-2021 academic year.

NOTE: Participation in the Residential Colleges Returner Process does not guarantee a particular room type. Depending on space availability, students may be assigned to group living accommodations (doubles and suites) with random roommates from their college.

Residential Colleges Room Reservation (January 30 and 31, 2020)

Individual students currently residing in single rooms will have the opportunity to reserve their spaces for the 2020-2021 academic year.

To reserve a double room or a suite, all current spring 2020 residents must agree to return to the double room or suite for the 2020-2021 academic year. Double rooms and suites must be fully occupied during the spring 2020 semester in order to be eligible for reservation. Double rooms and suites with vacancies are NOT eligible for reservation.

Students wanting to reserve their current rooms/suites for the 2020-2021 academic year should come to the OHARE Suite–Branscomb 4100 on either January 30 or 31, 2020 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For double rooms and suites, all current residents must arrive together.

Students residing in ADA spaces during the spring 2020 semester are not eligible to reserve their current spaces and will need to participate in the returner process in order to return to their college. Students with questions about the status of their spaces should contact the Office of Housing Assignments.

Residential Colleges Returner Process (Begins February 3, 2020)

Current spring 2020 residents, as well as fall 2019 residents of the Residential Colleges who did not return to Vanderbilt for the spring 2020 semester, are eligible to participate in the Residential Colleges Returner Process. Fall 2019 residents who moved to another on-campus room assignment for the spring 2020 are not eligible to participate in the Residential Colleges Returner Process.

Any current spring 2020 semester resident who wishes to participate in the Residential Colleges Returner Process must complete the Residential Colleges Returner Application in the Student Housing Portal between February 3, 2020 at 12 a.m. CST and February 5, 2020 at 6 p.m. CST. Students applying as individuals for single rooms only need to complete the Residential Colleges Returner Application in order to be eligible for the random selection.

For the Residential Colleges Returner Process, students will be permitted to form roommate/hallmate groups of up to six (6) students for Warren and Moore Colleges, and groups of up to four (4) students for E. Bronson Ingram College. Forming a roommate/hallmate group will run concurrently with the Residential Colleges Returner Application. Forming a roommate/hallmate group enables students in the group to be linked together for the purposes of the random selection and enables them to select rooms as a group. Upon completion of the Residential Colleges Returner Application, students will be able to form a roommate/hallmate group with other applicants. Students who do not submit a Residential Colleges Returner Application will not be able to request roommates/hallmates or be requested as a roommate/hallmate. All roommate/hallmate groups must be formed by February 5, 2020 at 6 p.m. CST.

Steps for Forming Roommate/Hallmate Groups:

  1. Log into the Student Housing Portal.
  2. Click on “Roommate Selection”.
  3. Select “Roommates/Hallmates”.
  4. Select “Fall 2020” as the term and click “Submit”.
  5. If any other student/s have already requested you as a roommate/hallmate, the requests will show under “Pending Requests”. To accept requests, click the green box. To decline requests, click the red box.
  6. To request a student, utilize “Roommate Search” function. Students are encouraged to search by VUnetID.
  7. Confirm that all members of your roommate/hallmate group accept/request the student/s they would like in their group under “Roommate Requests.”

IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED A FULLY MATCHED ROOMMATE/HALLMATE GROUP, ALL MEMBERS OF THE GROUP MUST EITHER REQUEST ONE ANOTHER OR ACCEPT ANY PENDING REQUESTS FROM OTHER GROUP MEMBERS. NO EMAILS OR COMMUNICATION REGARDING ROOMMATES/HALLMATES WILL BE SENT TO STUDENTS FROM THE OFFICE OF HOUSING ASSIGNMENTS. STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COORDINATING WITH ONE ANOTHER TO ENSURE GROUPS ARE PROPERLY FORMED. UNMATCHED ROOMMATE/HALLMATE GROUPS WILL BE CONSIDERED AS INDIVIDUALS FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE RESIDENTIAL COLLEGES RETURNER PROCESS RANDOM SELECTION.

Residential Colleges Returner Process Results (February 6, 2020 at 6 p.m.)

A seniority-driven, random selection utilizing the point of all individuals/groups will be conducted to determine the order for room selection. Students will be contacted on February 6, 2020 with a room selection time and information on completing the online room selection.

Residential Colleges Returner Process: Room Selection (February 11, 2020)

Room selection for the returner process will take place online on February 11, 2020. Students and groups with selection times will be able to log into room selection 15 minutes prior to the start of the room selection. While students and groups will be able to view an inventory of available rooms 15 minutes prior to the start of the room selection, room selections cannot be made until your scheduled time. For roommate/hallmate groups of two or more, please designate one member of your group to complete the room selection.

NOTE: If more than one member of a roommate/ hallmate group attempts to complete the online room selection, your room selection will not process.

Once logged into room selection, students can choose from any available space. Students will be able to filter available rooms based on room type and floor. For roommate/hallmate groups of two or more, please be advised that in order to select a space, you must fill the room and/or suite. For example, a roommate/hallmate group of two students must either take one double room or two single rooms. The group cannot split in a way in which one student could take one space in a double and the other student take a single room.

Once you submit your room selection, changes are not permitted and your selected space will be your assignment for the 2020-2021 academic year. If students/groups do not find a room that they wish to select, they can leave the online selection without selecting a space and participate in future processes without penalty. This will result in a forfeit of a guaranteed space in a residential college.

Residential Colleges New Resident Process

Any unassigned rising second-, third- or fourth-year student or greater is eligible to participate in the Residential Colleges New Resident Process. In order to participate in the new resident process, students must complete the Housing Registration between January 6 and January 10, 2020.

Residential Colleges New Resident Process for Rising Third-Year and Fourth-Year Students (Begins February 12, 2020)

Any rising third- or fourth-year student who wishes to participate in the new resident process must complete the Residential Colleges New Resident Application in the Student Housing Portal between February 12, 2020 at 12 a.m. midnight and February 14, 2020 at 6 p.m.

Students applying as individuals for single rooms only need to complete the Residential Colleges New Resident Application in order to be eligible for the random selection.

For the Residential Colleges New Resident process, students will be permitted to form roommate/hallmate groups of up to six (6) students. Students can only form roommate/hallmate groups with other students in their class cohort. For example, a rising third-year student and a rising fourth–year student cannot form a roommate/hallmate group.

Forming a roommate/hallmate group will run concurrently with the Residential Colleges New Resident Application. Forming a roommate/hallmate group enables students in the group to be linked together for the purposes of the random selection and enables them to select rooms as a group.

Upon completion of the Residential Colleges New Resident Application, students will be able to form a roommate/hallmate group with other applicants from their class cohort. Students who do not submit a Residential Colleges New Resident Application will not be able to request roommates/hallmates or be requested as a roommate/hallmate. All roommate groups must be formed by February 14, 2020 at 6 p.m. CST.

Steps for Forming Roommate/Hallmate Groups

  1. Log into the Student Housing Portal.
  2. Click on “Roommate Selection”.
  3. Select “Roommates/Hallmates”.
  4. Select “Fall 2020” as the term and click “Submit”.
  5. If any other student/s have already requested you as a roommate/hallmate, the requests will show under “Pending Requests”. To accept requests, click the green box. To decline requests, click the red box.
  6. To request a student, utilize “Roommate Search” function. Students are encouraged to search by VUnetID.
  7. Confirm that all members of your roommate/hallmate group accept/request the student/s they would like in their group under “Roommate Requests.”

IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED A FULLY MATCHED ROOMMATE/HALLMATE GROUP, ALL MEMBERS OF THE GROUP MUST EITHER REQUEST ONE ANOTHER OR ACCEPT ANY PENDING REQUESTS FROM OTHER GROUP MEMBERS. NO EMAILS OR COMMUNICATION REGARDING ROOMMATES/HALLMATES WILL BE SENT TO STUDENTS FROM THE OFFICE OF HOUSING ASSIGNMENTS. STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COORDINATING WITH ONE ANOTHER TO ENSURE GROUPS ARE PROPERLY FORMED. UNMATCHED ROOMMATE/HALLMATE GROUPS WILL BE CONSIDERED AS INDIVIDUALS FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE RESIDENTIAL COLLEGES NEW RESIDENT PROCESS RANDOM SELECTION. 

Residential Colleges New Resident Process Results for Rising Third-Year and Fourth-Year Students (February 18, 2020 at 6 p.m.)

A random selection amongst each class cohort utilizing point average of the individual/group will be conducted to determine successful individuals/groups. For successful individuals/groups, the room selection order will be generated via a seniority driven, random selection. Individuals and roommate/hallmate groups will fail in the random selection process once class cohort quotas are filled. Results will be announced via email on February 18, 2020. Successful students/groups will be provided with the college to which they are assigned, a room selection time, and information on completing the online room selection.

Residential Colleges New Resident Process Room Selection for Rising Third-Year and Fourth-Year Students (February 19, 2020; Online)

Room selection for the new rising third and fourth-year students will take place online on February 19, 2020. Students and groups with selection times will be able to log into room selection 15 minutes prior to the event start time. While students and groups will be able to view an inventory of available rooms 15 minutes prior to the event start time, room selections cannot be made until your scheduled time.

For roommate/hallmate groups of two (2) or more, one member of the group must be designated to complete the online room selection. NOTE: If more than one member of a roommate/hallmate group attempts to complete the online room selection, your room selection will not process. Once logged into room selection, students can choose from any available space within the college to which they have been assigned. Students will be able to filter available rooms based on room type and floor. For roommate/hallmate groups of two (2) or more, please be advised that in order to select a space, you must fill the room and/or suite. For example, a roommate/hallmate group of two (2) students must either select a double room or two (2) single rooms. The group cannot split in a way in which one student could take one space in a double room and the other student take a single room.

Once you submit your room selection, changes are not permitted and your selected space will be your assignment for the 2020-2021 academic year. If students/groups do not find a room that they wish to select, they can leave the online room selection without selecting a space and participate in future processes without penalty.

Residential Colleges New Resident Process for Rising Second-Year Students (Begins February 12, 2020)

Any rising second-year student who wishes to participate in the new resident process must complete the Residential Colleges New Resident Application in the Student Housing Portal between February 12, 2020 12 a.m. CST and February 14, 2020 at 6 p.m. CST.

Students applying as individuals for single rooms only need to complete the Residential Colleges New Resident Application in order to be eligible for the random selection.

For the Residential New Resident process, students will be permitted to form roommate/hallmate groups of up to six (6) students. Students can only form roommate/hallmate groups with other students in their class cohort. For example, a rising second-year student and a rising third–year student cannot form a roommate/hallmate group.

Forming a roommate/hallmate group will run concurrently with the Residential Colleges New Resident Application. Forming a roommate/hallmate group enables students in the group to be linked together for the purposes of the random selection and enables them to select rooms as a group.

Upon completion of the Residential Colleges New Resident Application, students will be able to form a roommate/hallmate group with other applicants. Students who do not submit a Residential Colleges New Resident Application will not be able to request roommates/hallmates or be requested as a roommate/ hallmate. All roommate groups must be formed by February 14, 2020 at 6 p.m. CST.

Students do not have the option to preference a room type. Students/groups will only be considered for spaces that the individual/group can fill. For example, a student who applies as an individual will only be eligible for a single room. A properly matched roommate/hallmate group of four students will either be assigned to four single rooms, two double rooms or a suite for four students.

Steps for Forming Roommate/Hallmate Groups

  1. Log into the Student Housing Portal.
  2. Click on “Roommate Selection”.
  3. Select “Roommates/Hallmates”.
  4. Select “Fall 2020” as the term and click “Submit”.
  5. If any other student/s have already requested you as a roommate/hallmate, the requests will show under “Pending Requests”. To accept requests, click the green box. To decline requests, click the red box.
  6. To request a student, utilize “Roommate Search” function. Students are encouraged to search by VUnetID.
  7. Confirm that all members of your roommate/hallmate group accept/request the student/s they would like in their group under “Roommate Requests.”

IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED A FULLY MATCHED ROOMMATE/HALLMATE GROUP, ALL MEMBERS OF THE GROUP MUST EITHER REQUEST ONE ANOTHER OR ACCEPT ANY PENDING REQUESTS FROM OTHER GROUP MEMBERS. NO EMAILS OR COMMUNICATION REGARDING ROOMMATES/HALLMATES WILL BE SENT TO STUDENTS FROM THE OFFICE OF HOUSING ASSIGNMENTS. STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COORDINATING WITH ONE ANOTHER TO ENSURE GROUPS ARE PROPERLY FORMED. UNMATCHED ROOMMATE/HALLMATE GROUPS WILL BE CONSIDERED AS INDIVIDUALS FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE RESIDENTIAL COLLEGES NEW RESIDENT PROCESS RANDOM SELECTION.

Residential Colleges New Resident Process Results for Rising Second-Year Students (February 25, 2020 at 6 p.m. CST)

A random selection utilizing point average will be conducted to determine successful individuals/groups. Individuals and roommate/hallmate groups will fail in the random selection process once class cohort quotas are filled. Successful students/groups will be contacted with information including the college to which they are assigned, the type of room to which they are assigned, a room selection time, and information on completing the online room selection. Successful individuals/groups will be assigned a particular room type, and will only be eligible to select that type of room during the online room selection. For example, a student who applies as an individual will only be eligible for a single room. A properly matched roommate/hallmate group of four students will either be assigned to four single rooms, two double rooms or a suite for four students. Successful roommate/hallmate groups will not be assigned to multiple room types.

Residential Colleges New Resident Process Room Selection for Rising Second-Year Students (February 25 and 26, 2020)

Room selection for the rising second-year students will take place online on February 25 (Warren and Moore Colleges) and February 26, 2020 (E. Bronson Ingram and Nicholas S. Zeppos Colleges). Students and groups with selection times will be able to view available spaces 15 minutes prior to the start of the room selection. Room selections cannot be made until your scheduled time.

For roommate/hallmate groups of two (2) or more, one member of the group must be designated to complete the online room selection. NOTE: If more than one member of a roommate/hallmate group attempts to complete the online room selection, your room selection will not process. Once logged into room selection, students can choose from any available space of the room type to which they have been assigned within the college to which they have been assigned. Students will be able to filter available rooms based on floor. If students/groups do not find a room that they wish to select, they can leave the online room selection without selecting a space and participate in future processes without penalty.