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Residential Colleges

"Residential Colleges provide an authentic living/learning environment where Vanderbilt's core beliefs are manifest. They support our mission of preparing students to be successful, ethical, and visionary leaders."
-Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos

Once students enter a Residential College in their sophomore year, they have the opportunity remain in the same college as juniors and seniors. This residential option expands on the experience provided during students' first year on The Ingram Commons.

Use the tabs on the side menu to find more information about our current upperclass residential colleges.

On the City’s Western Border: $600 million living–learning initiative to transform campus along West End Avenue

As aging residence halls like Kissam come down, they’re being replaced with residential facilities designed to encourage classmates from varying backgrounds to come together in shared communities, living alongside faculty members who help foster dialogue and discovery outside the classroom.

Known as residential colleges, this living–learning concept debuted in 2008 with construction of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons for first-year students, made up of 10 residence halls on the southeast corner of campus. Building then shifted to West End Avenue, starting with Warren and Moore colleges for upperclass students, which opened in 2014. The latest project, E. Bronson Ingram College, which replaced the former Vanderbilt and Barnard halls, opened in the fall of 2018. Three new residential colleges are currently under construction along West End Avenue. 

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Residential life at Vanderbilt, then and now

As the university embarks on a project to construct three new residential colleges along West End Avenue,  Vanderbilt Magazine  looks at residential life, then and now, on campus.


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