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Student Services

Please note: All undergraduate classes in Summer 2021 will be offered via online instruction. Therefore, not all Student Services listed below will be available for the Summer 2021 term.


The Commodore Card is the student ID card. Students can use this one card to access debit spending accounts and campus buildings including residence halls, libraries, academic buildings, and the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center. Entering students will be issued the Commodore Card at the Commodore Card Office, 184 Sarratt Student Center, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Returning students who have lost their Commodore Cards may obtain replacements during the hours listed above for a $20 fee.

On-campus housing is available for undergraduate students. May and Summer session students live in air-conditioned single or double rooms. Cost for a room during May Session is to be determined. The price of a single or a double room for the full ten-week summer session is to be determined per person. These approximate rates are subject to change prior to room assignment. In addition, a minimal Inter-Residence Hall Association activity fee is charged for the summer session. At this time, on-campus housing is not available for graduate and professional students.

Requests for room reservations are made by new students as part of the admission process; a $200 matriculation deposit serves as a room reservation deposit. Returning students may secure reservations with a $200 deposit in the Office of Housing and Residential Education. This deposit is credited to the student's account and may be recovered if written cancellation is received sixty days prior to the beginning of Summer Session.

For information and applications, contact the Housing Registrar, Office of Housing and Residential Education, VU Station B #351677, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, Tennessee 37235-1677 or visit the Housing web site at

Vanderbilt Dining offers summer services at the Rand Dining Center. Please check the web site for the latest information on services, hours, and menu. All services are provided on an a la carte basis.

Purchasing meals on campus is convenient with your student ID card, also known as the Commodore Card. Cash and checks are accepted.

The Office of the University Registrar maintains the academic record of all students at Vanderbilt. Whether you need to order a transcriptchange your address, or get help with registration, we are here to help! Visit our website, send us an email to, give us a call at 615-322-7701, or stop by to visit us in Suite 110 of the Baker Building (110 21st Avenue South). Our staff is available to provide assistance weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

The Sarratt | Rand Student Center offers a variety of programs and services throughout the summer. The Sarratt Welcome Desk serves as an information desk and ticket hub for campus events. Exhibits will be on display in Sarratt Gallery, and non-credit art classes for students of all ages will be held in Sarratt Art Studios. Dean of Students offices are housed in Sarratt and are open during regular business hours.

The Student Health Center's mission is to enhance the academic experience of students by providing quality primary healthcare services in a nurturing and cost-effective manner. All our physicians and nurse practitioners have chosen college health as their area of expertise and interest and are dedicated to meeting the unique health care needs of the student population. Whether you are sick or injured, managing a chronic health problem, or working to develop a healthier lifestyle, the VU SHC is here to help.

Student Health is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are located at 1210 Stevenson Center Lane, across from the Student Center for Well-Being & McTyeire Hall. Students should call 615-322-2427 for appointments or may also schedule online (for most types of appointments) at Students may also walk in during office hours for acute care needs.

If students need urgent medical care after hours, they should call 615-322-2427 to speak to a provider on call. 

The Student Health Center offers the following services: Acute Care, Primary Care, Allergy Injections, Travel Consultations, Immunizations for travel and routine care, Sports Medicine, Nutrition Services, Gynecological Care, Medical Legal Exams for the sexual assault patient, a dispensary and lab services. There are no fees for office visits, but there may be small fees for medications, labs, and supplies. Students may pay with credit card or Commodore Card.

Medication and supplies ordered by Student Health Center providers and stocked in our dispensary are provided to students at cost. Some laboratory tests are performed on the Health Center premises at minimal cost; laboratory tests or x-ray services that must be sent out and performed at other locations will be billed to the student.

For more information, visit the Student Health website at

The Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center is a diverse space that is more than just a gym by offering spaces to study, socialize, and recreate. The Rec has a 25 yard, 15 lane swimming pool, four basketball courts with volleyball and badminton options, racquetball courts, squash courts, and over 14,000 square feet of fitness space and equipment. The Rec also has studio space, a rock-climbing wall, an indoor track, multi-purpose spaces, and a 120-yard turf field surrounded by a 300-meter track in the indoor Field House. The Rec’s exterior spaces include a sand volleyball court and more than seven acres of field space including three natural grass fields and one turf field. For more information on how to engage in using the Rec’s many spaces and summer programs, visit our website at

All students who enroll in summer classes (with the exception of students enrolled through the Division of Unclassified Studies) are assessed the recreation and activities fee and can utilize the Rec’s 289,000-square-foot comprehensive facility.

Students registered for 4 or more credit hours or who are actively enrolled in research courses that are designated by Vanderbilt University as full-time enrollment for the summer session at Vanderbilt are required to have insurance coverage comparable to the Vanderbilt Student Insurance Plan. This plan is designed to provide hospital, surgical, and major medical benefits. A brochure explaining the limits, exclusions, and benefits of insurance coverage is available to students online at or at

All eligible students are automatically enrolled in this plan. Any student who does not wish to subscribe to the insurance plan offered through the University must complete the online waiver process by going to, and following the prompts.

The deadline to waive the Student Health Insurance is August 1st every year that the student is enrolled.