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West House

 "West House is a perfect embodiment of the diversity of cultures, beliefs, and lived experiences that can be found at Vanderbilt. These individual stories swirl around one another in both serious conversation and play, forming the strong community found in West.  For any who choose to call West home, we hope our house will support you throughout Vanderbilt and beyond.  West House, Best House!" - Adam Rahmani, West House Head Resident

About The House

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Follow West House Online

Instagram: @vuwesthouse
Twitter: @vuwesthouse

House Staff

Christoph Zeller, Faculty Head
Jorge Wellmann, AC

Adam Rahmani, HR
Elsabet Haile, RA

West House provides modern features in a classic structure. The building was completely renovated in 1986 and received new finishes and furnishing in the summers of 2005 and 2006. West House is home to approximately 112 first-year men and women on separate floors, mostly in traditional double rooms. 

The Faculty Head of House lives in an apartment on the first floor. Also located on the first floor is a large laundry, two seminar rooms, music practice rooms, a study area, and a full-sized kitchen for the House. West House was built in 1922.

Signature Programming

Signature programming at West House includes the following events:

  • West Wing: Bring your game face for a weekly gathering of residents to socialize over games, snacks, and music.  Laugh, unwind, strategize, and make new friends. 
  • Dinner with Professor Zeller: Once a month, join Professor Zeller and invited guests from Vanderbilt's faculty and the Nashville community to engage in conversations on equality, society, humanity, and the campus. 
  • Events with our Humphrey Fellow and Writer-In-Residence.

West House HAC

Jacques Friedman, President
Liam Duffy, Vice President
Jordan Lee, Senator
Camille Hurt, PR Chair
Lydia de la Parra, Service Commissioner
Ian O'Neill, Floor Representative
Cedoni Francis, Floor Representative
Harith Alappat, Floor Representative