Skip to main content


Make Move-In Earth-friendly with the VU Cardboard Crew and FutureVU Sustainability

Aug. 11, 2019—The VU Cardboard Crew will assist first-year students with recycling their cardboard, Styrofoam and plastic film wrapping during this year’s Move-In, and FutureVU Sustainability will host booths at the upcoming student resource fairs sharing tips on how students can minimize waste and recycle as they return to campus.

Read more

SPEAR named ‘Greenest Group on Campus’

Mar. 7, 2013—The winner of the 2013 Vanderbilt Athletics Basketball Sustainability Competition is Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility (SPEAR).

Read more

VU move-in day sees 83 percent increase in cardboard recycling

Sep. 21, 2012—During the student move-in time period this year, Vanderbilt successfully recycled 32.66 tons of cardboard. This number is an 83 percent increase in cardboard recycling from last year, and a 400 percent increase in cardboard recycling since 2008. This huge accomplishment was the result of strong collaboration between the Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility...

Read more

VUCast: Moving On Up!

Aug. 22, 2012—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: Moving on Up! Carry some boxes with the class of 2016! Big Dig! A special look at the latest building progress Why is Vanderbilt so happy?

Read more

VUCast Extra: Walking welcome for new ‘Dores

Aug. 26, 2011—Music and cheerleaders and new ‘Dores – oh my! Check out Founders Walk – a tradition that welcomes new students and gets them in step with the Vanderbilt experience.

Read more

VUCast: We move you

Aug. 24, 2011—It’s become one of the great new traditions of Vanderbilt University. In this VUCast extra, watch as Vandy upperclassmen come together to welcome the class of 2015 to the Martha Rivers Ingram Commons… one box at a time!

Read more

Vanderbilt students return to campus Aug. 20, move-in will be green

Aug. 19, 2011—Vanderbilt University will begin welcoming first-year students to campus first thing Saturday morning, Aug. 20, when move-in begins at 7 a.m. at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, Vanderbilt’s first-year student community.

Read more

Welcome class of 2014! See what’s so special about move-in day at The Commons!

Aug. 24, 2010—We like to move it, move it! Vanderbilt student volunteers came out in full force to help the class of 2014 move into The Commons. Hear from students and parents on this exciting and emotional day. See photos from move-in »

Read more

Media Advisory: Vanderbilt students return to campus Aug. 21, move-in goes green

Aug. 16, 2010—There will be a sea of new faces around Vanderbilt University’s campus beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, when about 1,500 freshmen move into The Commons, Vanderbilt’s first-year student community. The students will move into residence halls known as “houses”—each of which is headed by a faculty member that lives in an apartment in...

Read more