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Residential College Magic: Residential colleges provide undergraduates close-knit, diverse communities with faculty mentors

Residential College Magic: Residential colleges provide undergraduates close-knit, diverse communities with faculty mentors

Before the Class of 2012 moved onto The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons in 2008, there never had been anything on campus like these intentionally designed communities where undergraduates with different backgrounds are paired together and live alongside faculty.

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Chancellor’s Letter: Town and Gown

I often say that Vanderbilt is in its strongest position ever within our nearly 150 years as an institution. While this momentum is the result of many university initiatives—from working to find the most talented and globally diverse students in the university’s history to breaking new ground in the humanities and sciences through bold, trans-institutional research—our success is also intertwined with that of our city and region.

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Slideshow: Residential life at Vanderbilt, then and now

As the university embarks on a project to construct three new residential colleges along West End Avenue, Vanderbilt Magazine looks at residential life, then and now, on campus.

On the City’s Western Border: $600 million living–learning initiative to transform campus along West End Avenue

On the City’s Western Border: $600 million living–learning initiative to transform campus along West End Avenue

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.