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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 will be the fourth residential college to open in the West End neighborhood. The gothic-style building will house 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, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Residential Faculty Vanessa Beasley, and visiting faculty members will reside within the college.

Zeppos 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.

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 Dr. Bowden for games and conversation every Sunday evening.

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

College leadership

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Audrey Bowden

Faculty Head

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Megan Harvey

Program Coordinator

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 Dr. Bowden and gathering input from their fellow residents, the Zeppos Council generates programs that enrich the learning environment of the college.

President: Katie Gonzalez

Public Relations Chair: Steven Ratliff

Sophomore Representative: Jack Yarnell 

Junior Representative: Victoria Wang

Senior Representative: Brandon Jacome-Mendez

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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