West End Neighborhood
On the City’s Western Border: $600 million living–learning initiative to transform campus along West End Avenue
Feb. 26, 2018—Vanderbilt is replacing aging dormitories with residential colleges designed to encourage classmates from varying backgrounds to come together in shared communities, living alongside faculty members who help foster dialogue and discovery outside the classroom.
Feb. 11, 2018—Construction crews working at the site of the new residential college in the West End neighborhood will begin blasting on Monday, Feb. 12. Blasting is expected to continue through the end of March.
Jan. 25, 2018—In this week’s column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos talks about Vanderbilt’s investment in residential colleges and how our brand of 24/7 immersive learning will shape students into America’s future leaders. “The Tennessean” also ran an op-ed by the chancellor this week on the university’s commitment to residential colleges.
Jan. 25, 2018—The FutureVU team is providing key project updates to kick off a busy spring semester.
Jan. 22, 2018—Vanderbilt's largest-ever capital project will replace aging residence halls with innovative residential colleges that will transform the residential life for undergraduates.
Nov. 14, 2017—The FutureVU team turned a portion of Kensington Place into a park for Vanderbilt community members to enjoy last week in advance of beautification efforts slated to begin in mid-December.
Nov. 10, 2017—Members of the Vanderbilt community who park near the West End neighborhood will likely see changes beginning Dec. 18 due to construction and utility work.
Nov. 3, 2017—Vanderbilt’s West End neighborhood will be transformed Nov. 6–12 with the creation of a pop-up park on Kensington Place. The park will feature landscaping, open space and a variety of activities.
Oct. 2, 2017—Following up on a series of community meetings and working group efforts, Vanderbilt shared the current status of planning for the West End Neighborhood’s transformation.
Sep. 28, 2017—Construction and utilities work is planned to begin in December to bury overhead utilities in preparation for new residential colleges and a beautification effort along the West End corridor of Vanderbilt’s campus.
Mar. 16, 2017—About 75 students shared their ideas on the possibilities for the redevelopment of Vanderbilt University’s West End neighborhood at a Chancellor’s Town Hall Wednesday evening.