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News & Facility Updates

Welcome to the updates page!

Let’s be honest. The buildings that comprise Student Centers are busy. At any given time there is some sort of construction, remodel, refresh, or maintenance project underway. These could be minor painting jobs, large remodels of entire wings, or even new spaces on campus that fall under SC oversight. We hope to use this page as a way to provide snapshot updates for many of these projects and announcements. We’ll never be able to document them all, but we’ll do our best to include projects that would be of most interest to the campus community. So buckle up. Here. We. Go.

December 3, 2019

Changes to Catering Policies for On-Campus Departments

Events at Vanderbilt has an approved catering list that university departments have been required to use in any event space. By using a catering list, we can ensure an exceptional customer experience for our clients by providing an opportunity for departments to work with high quality caterers that are experts in our spaces.

Our goal is to create a diverse catering list with a variety of food options that can accommodate various dietary needs, cultural needs, and price points. We recognize that the catering list can be limiting for smaller scale events. After receiving your feedback, we have amended the requirements in our events spaces.

If you are hosting a smaller scale event where food will be dropped off or picked up, we no longer require the use of a caterer from the approved list. Your catering needs are still required to be discussed with your event manager, and for your safety, food must be provided by a licensed restaurant or catering company. All events serving full-scale catering with onsite catering staff will still be required to use the approved catering list.

We hope this amendment will improve your experience in our spaces. If you have additional questions or concerns, please reach out to or your event manager. We look forward to working with you!


March 5, 2018

Virtual EMS Upgrade

We are excited to share with you that Virtual EMS has a new look and the user experience has improved! Log into the EMS Web application with your VUNet ID here or use this link for step by step instructions.

June 1, 2018

Student Media/Art Studios Hallway

Work was recently completed on a familiar first floor corridor of Sarratt. Old carpeting was ripped out and the concrete below was cleaned up, smoothed out, and polished up. Check out that shine.

May 9, 2018

The heat is on.

Commencement is shaping up to be a hot one. It doesn’t look like rain will be an issue, but temps will hover around 90 for the rest of the week. Pool time?

Rand 3rd Floor

Carpet and cabinetry are in! New pics of the SCHQ (Student Centers Headquarters) are below.

May the 4th (2018) be with you!

Class of 2018

Final exams are wrapping up this week, which means Commencement prep is underway. Once again, we’ll be saying our goodbyes to another awesome group of Student Centers seniors. So vital to everything that we do, their contributions have touched every part of our facilities, and they will be greatly missed. We look forward to celebrating them at our Senior Reception next week.

Cloudy, rainy, Friday view of Alumni Lawn getting prepped for #VU2018.


Rand 3rd Floor

Work continues on the new SCHQ, which is on-track for mid June completion.

April 25, 2018

Rand 3rd Floor

Demo is underway in the space that will serve as the future HQ for Student Centers. This includes offices and staff of Reservations & Events, Meet at Vanderbilt, and Production Services. If you plan and host events on campus, this will be your one-stop shop with all resources in one location!

April 23, 2018

Sarratt Box Office Goes Cashless