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Future of Residential Colleges

The residential college system has long been an essential initiative aligned to the strategic direction of the university. With the opening of The Ingram Commons, E. Bronson Ingram College, Moore College, and Warren College ,   Vanderbilt  is primed to further expand this  key component of the undergraduate residential experience.

The Academic Strategic Plan and Residential Colleges

In 2014, Vanderbilt released a strategic plan for its future that denoted the "Undergraduate Residential Experience as a key pillar.

“Enrich the educational experience by completing and extending the residential college system and developing new infrastructure to foster further interconnections between discovery and learning”
(Academic Strategic Plan, p. ii)

Learn more at the Academic Strategic Plan website

FutureVU and Residential Colleges

Expansion of Residential Colleges represents a major component of FutureVU. Current and upcoming projects include the construction of E. Bronson Ingram College at the site of the former Vanderbilt and Barnard Halls. Construction broke ground in 2016 on E. Bronson Ingram College, which will open in fall 2018. Additionally, FutureVU plans include a redevelopment of the West End Neighborhood, which currently houses Carmichael Towers, Greek Row and West Side Row. Work is underway to enhance the neighborhood, giving it a more park-like feel, and construction will soon begin on three new residential colleges at the site of Carmichael Towers. Once complete, this effort will enable undergraduates to have four years of the Residential College experience.

Visit the FutureVU website to learn more.

E. Bronson Ingram College  E. Bronson Ingram College