Skip to Content

The Commons

Home > The Houses > Crawford House

Crawford House

Crawford House

"Crawford House is dedicated to inspiring its residents to embrace all aspects of the first-year experience and go on a journey of personal growth. We encourage our residents to embrace their Vanderbilt experience and develop a sense of personal creativity."
- Gabi Outlaw, Crawford House Head Resident 

About The House

Crawford House Symbol


Follow Crawford House Online

Instagram: @vucrawfordhouse
Twitter: @vucrawfordhouse

House Staff 

Catherine McTamaney,
Faculty Head
Nadine De La Rosa, AC 

Gabi Outlaw, HR
Jackson Vaught, RA
Danielle Mckeiver, RA
Josh Forges, RA
Marley Kern, RA

Crawford provides modern features in a classic building housing 150 first-year students in traditional double rooms. Students live on floors 2–6 of this six story building. The second floor includes an apartment for the Faculty Head of House, a seminar room, and a common kitchen for residents. Floors 3–6 each have a study area and three shared bathrooms with showers.

In addition, there is a study area, laundry room, and music rooms on the first floor. The building is fully air conditioned. Corridors and common areas are carpeted. Student rooms have tiled floors.

Signature Programming

Signature programming at Crawford House includes the following events:

  • Crawford PlayDates is a weekly social event to build and foster relationships among residents in the House.
  • Divergent Dinners are monthly events in which individuals whose work is strengthened by creative or divergent thinking join residents for dinner to discuss why they do what they do for a living and how they came to their fields.
  • The Crawford Haunted House is an annual event in which residents transform Crawford into a Haunted House for other Commons residents and faculty families.
  • The Crawford Lecture Series is an annual seminar highlighting the accomplishments of various women and promoting empowerment of female leaders, inspired by Frank Crawford, wife of Cornelius Crawford, after whom the House is named.
  • Festivus for the Rest of Us is the annual Crawford House holiday dinner.