Carmichael Towers East is a fourteen-floor, air-conditioned residence hall complex that opened in 1966. Towers East is comprised of two separate high-rise buildings, Tower I and Tower II. The lower two floors of each tower contain study areas, lounges, recreation rooms, a 24-hour information desk and meeting rooms. The complex has a laundry facility and a Varsity Market conveniently located on the first floor.
Residents live on floors 3-14 in Towers I and II. The residential floors are built in the shape of a square. On the majority of the floors (Tower I floors 3-6 and Tower II floors 3-14), students’ rooms are arranged around three sides of the square, with two study rooms on the fourth side. Upperclass men and women live in the complex on separate floors. There are 18 single rooms and 4 doubles on each floor, with common bath facilities located at the center of the hall. Carmichael Towers East houses 416 upperclass men and women in single and double rooms. Every second floor has a resident adviser. All floors have gender designations.
The top eight floors of Tower I (floors 7-14) are coed residential floors. Each floor consists of four suites with each suite housing six residents of the same gender. These accommodations include two single bedrooms (rooms B&D), two doubles (rooms A&E), a private bathroom, a large storage closet with full-size refrigerator and a common lounge area. In the common area, there is one loveseat, a lounge chair, one coffee table, a lamp table and table lamp. The doubles have bunkable beds. Carmichael Towers East houses 192 upperclass men and women in suites.
In the fall of 1997, complete kitchen facilities (refrigerator, sink, cabinets, oven, stove, and dining table and chairs) were added to all Tower I suites.
The Carmichael Towers are named for Oliver Cromwell Carmichael, who was Vanderbilt’s third Chancellor.