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East House

East House"East is a tight-knit community that embraces the unique personalities, talents, and perspectives each individual resident contributes. We create a home-away-from home by working collaboratively with our RA staff, Faculty Head of House, and House Advisory Council. East is Beast!" - Alissa Rashid, East House Head Resident

About The House

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Instagram: @vandyeasthouse
Twitter: @vandyeasthouse

House Staff 

Cynthia Gadd, Faculty Head 
Greg Fontus, AC

Alissa Rashid, HR 
Nikhil Raman, RA
Logan Stroburg, RA

Andrew Brodsky, President
Emma Stewart, VP
Vivian Saxon, PR Chair
Zachary Cooper, Floor Rep.
Carter Adkins, Floor Rep.
Emma Spears, Floor Rep.
Alexis Cook, Service Commissioner

Located on The Ingram Commons, East House provides modern features in a classic structure. Approximately 100 students live in East House. Originally built in 1924, the building was completely renovated in 1987-88 and further renovations took place in the summers of 2005 and 2006. There is a study lounge, television lounge, and full-size kitchen on the second floor. The Faculty Head of House lives in an apartment on the second floor. The first floor consists of mechanical rooms, and the office of the Area Maintenance Supervisor.

 Signature Programming

Signature programming at East House includes the following events:

  • Fun with Fanny: On Friday nights, students have the opportunity to play with the Gadd's dog, Fanny, and enjoy a variety of themed activities throughout the year such as carving pumpkins, making homemade pizzas, and movie nights. 
  • fEAST: On Wednesday evenings we host a study break where residents can relax and grab a study snack with the whole House. Throughout the year, various campus organizations and events attend fEAST to introduce students to different opportunities to get involved across campus. 
  • BreakfEAST: The RA staff serves residents pancakes and waffles on a few Sunday mornings throughout the school year. 
  • Sunday Supper: Various professors and community members host Sunday suppers where students have the opportunity to engage in intellectual conversations, enjoy a good meal, and foster relationships with faculty outside of the classroom.