Lane closure, fence changes at Owen Graduate School of Management worksite

The Owen Graduate School of Management renovation and addition project, set to open for the 2022-23 academic year, will be expanding its site borders to complete the remainder of the work. The transformative project at OGSM will bring all of the school’s student body back under one roof, add innovative learning spaces, and redesign the entrance on 21st Avenue South to be more welcoming and improve connectivity to the Nashville community.

Beginning May 16, Barton Malow Builders, under the direction of Campus Planning and Construction, began moving the worksite fencing to close the circle located in front of Vanderbilt Law School and the current temporary roadway leading to the Divinity School loading dock (see map below).

OGSM construction site summer 2022


The accessible parking spaces located in Lot 6B and the driveway between OGSM and the Divinity School will remain closed for the duration of the project. Those needing an accessible parking space should use the spots near Wilson Hall in lots 5 and 6, as they have the best accessible route into the center of campus. Accessible spots also are available in the Wesley Place Garage, Lot 5A, Lot 5B and Lot 96 in front of the Kennedy Center. Anyone needing additional assistance locating accessible parking should contact Parking Services at 615-322-2554 or


The west-side sidewalk along 21st Avenue South will remain closed, and the fence will be extended to close one southbound lane of 21st Avenue for the remainder of the project. One lane will remain open for traffic, and both northbound lanes will remain open.

Pedestrian traffic in the area should continue to use the crosswalk at 21st Avenue South and Grand Avenue, or the crosswalk at 21st Avenue South and Scarritt Place, to walk on the east side of 21st Avenue.

Alternative route

Pedestrians should enter through the second-level breezeways located on the north and east sides of the Central and Divinity libraries and go across the breezeway to the elevator. Take elevator No. 3 to the fourth floor and exit straight out onto Library Lawn. Non-VU community members will need to ring the doorbell/camera to gain access to the building. VU students, faculty and staff can use their badge to gain entry during library hours.

The Central and Divinity libraries are open Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. This accessible path should be open and marked by Tuesday, May 24.

Additional Information

In addition to these resources, a MobilityRide can be scheduled for a student, faculty or staff member with mobility needs. Information may be found at

For questions or concerns, contact Campus Planning and Construction at