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Warren College

Opened in August 2014, Warren College is located at the corner of West End Avenue and 21st Avenue South. Warren College provides state-of-the art accommodations inside gothic-style architecture reminiscent of historic Kirkland Hall. It houses 319 upperclass students in four, five and six-person suites as well as traditional double and single rooms. Students live on all floors of this five story building. Lounges, study areas, music rooms, conference rooms, as well as common kitchen and laundry facilities are provided for building residents. The fifth floor includes an apartment for the Faculty Director. The building is fully air conditioned. Corridors and common areas are carpeted. Student rooms have tiled floors.

Warren College is named in honor of 1925 Vanderbilt graduate Robert Penn Warren, member of the influential Fugitive poets and the first poet laureate of the United States. It is divided into two halls:

  • Delbrück Hall, named in honor of Max Ludwig Henning Delbrück, a professor of physics at Vanderbilt from 1940 to 1947 who received the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 1969;
  • Elliston Hall, named in honor of Elizabeth Boddie Elliston, a 19th-century Nashville community leader who donated segments of her plantation to the original Vanderbilt campus.

Warren College is led by a Faculty Head of College. The Faculty Head works closely with Residential Colleges staff, a graduate student worker, and the College Programming and Advisory Councils to encourage the living and learning outside of the classroom. The residents are also supported by an Area Coordinator, a Head Resident, and Resident Advisers who all live in the college.

Warren College and Moore College are connected by the Kissam Student Center providing gathering space, “grab-and-go” dining options, a classroom, offices and meeting rooms.

Residency also incurs the required Residential College Experience Fee.

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Amenities include:

  • Commodore Card access to building
  • Camera Surveillance of all exterior doors
  • Central air-conditioning
  • Free University cable television service
  • Study Lounges
  • Common kitchen facility with oven, stove, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator/freezer
  • Carpeted corridors
  • Custodial service in common area baths, lounges, and corridors
  • Wireless campus network throughout the building
  • Vending machines (cash or Commodore Card)
  • Laundry (cash or Commodore Card)
  • Elevator
  • Fully accessible
  • Fully sprinkled for fire safety

Furnishings include:

  • Loftable bed for each resident
  • Desk for each resident
  • Desk chair for each resident
  • Chest (with lockable drawer) for each resident
  • Closet for each resident
  • Waste can for each room
  • Recycle bin for each room
  • Overhead lighting
  • Mirror
  • Window blinds
  • Towel bar for each resident