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Spring 2020 Housing Information

The Undergraduate Residential Requirement

Vanderbilt University is a residential campus, and the residential experience is understood to be an integral part of a Vanderbilt education.  This commitment to residential education is clearly expressed in the University’s residential requirement:

“All unmarried undergraduate students must live in residence halls on campus during the academic year, May session, and summer sessions.  Authorization to live elsewhere is granted at the discretion of the Director of Housing Assignments in special situations or when space is unavailable on campus.”  (2019/2020 Student Handbook)

Spring Housing Application

All students who are participating in an overseas program, completing an out of town internship or on a leave of absence for the fall semester and are eligible to return to Vanderbilt for the spring semester are required to complete the Spring Housing Application.  The Spring Housing Application will be available online in the Student Housing Portal from November 1, 2019 through November 30, 2019.

Students will be able to indicate building preferences, and make roommate/hallmate requests on the application.  A maximum of three (3) roommate or hallmate requests can be made, and only mutual requests will be considered.  Roommate and hallmate requests are not guaranteed. Students will receive their spring assignment by email no later than December 20, 2019.

Living Learning Communities (LLC’s)

Students who would like to be considered for admission to the McTyeire International House and/or the McGill Project must complete the Spring Housing Application and submit a McTyeire and/or McGill Application.  Applications are available here.  McTyeire and McGill applications should be submitted by November 15, 2019 at 4:30PM CST.

Requests for Off-Campus Authorization

Returning students who plan to graduate in May 2020 may request off-campus authorization.  For eligible students, the Spring Off-Campus Housing Application will be available in the Student Housing Portal.  In order to be considered for off-campus authorization, students must complete both the Spring Housing Application and the Spring Off-Campus Housing Application.  Failure to submit both applications will result in the cancelation of the Spring Off-Campus Application.

Please note that requests for off-campus authorization may be denied.  Off-campus authorization decisions will be announced via email on or before December 13, 2019.  Students who have been denied off-campus authorization will be assigned to available spaces on campus.  Students seeking off-campus authorization should not make off-campus arrangements (placing a deposit, signing a lease, etc.) until they have received formal authorization from the Director of Housing Assignments to reside off-campus.

Requests for Reasonable Accommodation

Any student seeking reasonable accommodation in the spring 2020 housing assignment process due to a documented medical, psychological or disability impairment should contact Student Access Services (SAS).  Additional information can be found here.  All requests for reasonable accommodation for spring 2020 housing must be submitted by November 29, 2019.

Spring 2020 Move-In Information for Returning Students

All residence halls will open at 12PM noon on Friday, January 3, 2020.  Opening time is not negotiable so we encourage students to plan accordingly.

Key pickup for students arriving on Friday, January 3, Saturday, January 4 and Sunday, January 5 will be at the Branscomb front desk for upperclass students and the Hank Ingram front desk for first year students.

Key pickup for students arriving on or after Monday, January 6 will be at area front desks.