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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

Bronson Breaks: This is the weekly signature program in E. Bronson Ingram College. Residents join Dr. Igo and her family for board games and conversation every Wednesday evening.

Faculty Speakers: Each month, Dr. Igo invites a faculty guest to join the residents of Bronson College for a lively discussion around a topic of interest.

College Leadership

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Marissa McGillis

Program Coordinator

Bronson College council

The Bronson College Council is comprised of five Vanderbilt student leaders who are residents of Bronson, each dedicated to the development of the college community. Working alongside Dr. Igo and gathering input from their fellow residents, the Bronson Council generates programs that enrich the learning environment of the college.

2020-2021 Bronson College Council Members

President: Noah Barboza

Public Relations Chair: AJ Kolondra

Sophomore Representative: Peter Liang

Junior Representative: Chanda Deenadayalan

Senior Representative: Sara Van Tuerenhout

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 how the Residential Colleges system build cross-college community on the Community Building page.

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