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Nicholas S. Zeppos College

Nicholas S. Zeppos College welcomed its first cohort of students in Fall 2020.

Located at the corner of West End Avenue and 25th Avenue South, Zeppos College is the fourth residential college to open in the West End neighborhood. The gothic-style building houses 335 sophomores, juniors, and seniors in four-person suites, traditional double rooms, and traditional single rooms. It also features a state-of-the-art dining hall, great room, study lounges, and several other event spaces designed to help foster community among students and residential faculty. Inaugural Faculty Head of Zeppos College Audrey Bowden, Assistant Provost for Residential Education and Associate Dean of Residential Colleges Jill Stratton, and visiting faculty members reside within the college.

Zeppos College represents an expansion of the residential college system—a key pillar of the Academic Strategic Plan representing vibrant living-learning communities that create transformative educational experiences for Vanderbilt students.


The residents at Zeppos are a lively bunch! I absolutely love running into them while eating outside or hanging out in our spacious arcades. We’ve also had some great moments to get to know one another through our weekly Zone NightZ activities. The Zeppos residents are co-creators of this magical place, and I am constantly energized by the vibrant spirit and energy that they bring that causes this college – our home – to teem with life! – Audrey Bowden, Faculty Head, Nicholas S. Zeppos College

Signature Events

Zeppos Zone NightZ: This is the weekly signature program in Zeppos College. Residents join Professor Bowden for games and conversation every Sunday evening.

Faculty Speakers: Each month, Professor Bowden invites a faculty guest to join the residents of Zeppos College for a lively discussion around a topic of interest.

College leadership

zeppos College council

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

2021-2022 Zeppos College Council

  • President: Charles Shissias, Class of 2023
  • Public Relations Chair: Jonathan Caldwell, Class of 2022
  • Sophomore Representative: Vacant
  • Co-Junior Representative: Ellie Gmichael, Class of 2023
  • Co-Junior Representative: Kielan Watson, Class of 2023
  • Senior Representative: Vacant

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