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Moore College

Opened in August 2014, Moore College provides state-of-the art living accommodations inside gothic-style architecture.

It is home to 341 upperclass students in four, five, and six-person suites along with more traditional double and single rooms. Students live on all floors of this six story building. Building residents are encouraged to take advantage of the lounges, study areas, music rooms, conference rooms, common kitchen and laundry facilities. The faculty head of college lives on the fifth floor in an apartment with her family.

Moore College is named in honor of Stanford Moore, a 1935 Vanderbilt graduate who received the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1972.

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Signature programming at Moore College includes the following events:

  • cosMOOREpolitan: This weekly event fosters cultural diversity. The goal of cosMOOREpolitan is to take Moore residents on a tour around the world and familiarize them with different cultures. Each week will be dedicated to a different culture and Moore residents will come together in the faculty apartment to (i) learn about different aspects of the culture such as food, rituals, social life, common stereotypes, fun facts, and basic language lessons, (ii) taste pastries/snacks/desserts/drinks unique to that culture, and (iii) listen to music, watch a dance show, or a movie unique to that culture.
  • Moore Dinners: hosted in the faculty head’s apartment, these dinners include special guests from the broader Nashville community for conversations about various topics (such as business, art, innovation, education, etc.) which are of interest to residents.

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College Leadership

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Mumin Kurtulus

Faculty Head

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Marissa McGillis

Program Coordinator

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Breydon Horton

Graduate Student Worker