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Watch Kissam come tumbling down

Posted on Friday, Jun. 1, 2012 — 4:36 PM

Watch video of Mims Hall at Kissam Quadrangle as it is torn down.

Construction began in mid-May on College Halls at the current site of Kissam Quadrangle. The two-year, $115 million project will tear down the six existing dorms that comprise Kissam Quad in favor of two large, state-of-the-art residential colleges connected by a light-filled central gathering and dining space.

Read all about the project: Changing Landscape: College Halls at Kissam is building a better campus learning environment


  • http://www.facebook.com/wjburgin Will Burgin

    The building shown in this video is the one housing my first dorm room at Vanderbilt. Oh the stories those walls could tell… I’m sorta sad to see it go, although I love the new buildings that will be put back.

  • Colleen Crowley

    Wow, I lived in Hemingway, not Mims, and watching that still made me cry. It breaks my heart to think of Kissam Quad being demolished! Some of the best times of my life were spent there.

    • http://www.facebook.com/laura.meanwell Laura Mazar Meanwell

      Me, too!

  • V. Karas

    Wow, can’t believe Kissam Quad will be no more!!! My sister lived in
    Mims and I lived in Dyer our college days….ah, the memories!!!
    They will be missed but I know the new buildings
    will be just as memorable

  • pat wright

    Goodbye Dyer Hall room242 my home fall 1974-75

  • maxmill

    Mims, 1st floor, 1972-73.



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