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E. Bronson Ingram College

E. Bronson Ingram College welcomed the first cohort of students in the Fall of 2018.

E. Bronson Ingram College is located on the former site of Vanderbilt and Barnard halls and provides housing for 340 sophomores, juniors, and seniors. E. Bronson Ingram College offers a variety of spaces in which its residents can live, learn, collaborate and socialize. The 205,000 sq. ft. facility houses students, faculty and graduate students. Residents have on-site access to a shared dining room, study lounges, social spaces and formal & informal outdoor green spaces.

E. Bronson Ingram College represents an expansion of the Residential Colleges program—a key pillar of the Academic Strategic Plan representing vibrant living-learning communities that create transformative educational experiences for Vanderbilt students.


What I love about living in the college is how regularly social and intellectual life intersect—whether over a dinner discussion at the faculty residence or a leisurely brunch in the dining hall.  Add to this concerts in the Great Room, card games at weekly Bronson Breaks, and chance conversations in the courtyards, and you begin to capture the vibrant community that emerges from the diverse talents, interests, and experiences of our residents. – Sarah Igo, Faculty Head, E. Bronson Ingram College

Signature Programs

Signature programs at E. Bronson Ingram College includes the following events:

  • Bronson Breaks: weekly socials at the faculty residence to build and foster relationships among residents.
  • Special Guest Dinners: opportunities to come together and learn over a meal.
  • Camp Bronson: a community camp fire event in the Bronson courtyard.
  • Magical Dinner: a magical evening in the Bronson Dining Hall, complete with butter beer, trivia, and a sorting hat.
  • Student-Faculty Dinner: an opportunity to invite a faculty member of your choosing to enjoy dinner and live music entertainment in the Bronson Dining Hall

College Leadership

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Sarah Igo

Faculty Head

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Marissa McGillis

Program Coordinator

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Breydon Horton

Graduate Student Worker

Bronson College council

Vanderbilt’s campus is more diverse and dynamic than ever before. With this exciting progress comes a heightened responsibility—and opportunity—to enrich the connections, camaraderie and support among our evolving community. Learn more about building community »

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