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Warren College

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

It is home to 319 upperclass students in four, five, and six-person suites along with more traditional double and single rooms. Students live on all floors of this five-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.

Warren College is named in honor of 1925 Vanderbilt graduate Robert Penn Warren, member of the influential Fugitive poets and the first poet laureate of the United States


“Warren is fundamentally a residential college—a place where learning extends beyond the classroom and is integrated into all aspects of daily life.  Our day-to-day interactions, weekly signature events, faculty dinners, discussions, and programming provide exceptional opportunities to learn, challenge your perspectives, forge relationships, and build community.  The Warren residential experience will complement your academic and career pursuits and will be one of excitement, new friendships, and personal growth.” – Sean Seymore, Faculty Head, Warren College

College Leadership

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Sean Seymore

Faculty Head

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Marissa McGillis

Program Coordinator

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Breydon Horton

Graduate Student Worker

warren college council

The Warren College Council is comprised of five Vanderbilt student leaders who are residents of Warren, each dedicated to the development of the college community. Working alongside Dr. Seymore and gathering input from their fellow residents, the Warren Council generates programs that enrich the learning environment of the college. Residents in Warren College will be elected or appointed to the following positions at the beginning of the fall 2020 semester. More information about the selections process will be posted on the Community Building page in August.


Public Relations Chair

Sophomore Representative

Junior Representative

Senior Representative

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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