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East House

"Welcome to East House! Throughout the first-year Commons experience and entire collegiate career, East weaves a tapestry of diverse interests and unique talents into a vibrant, supportive community of successful students, educated leaders, and responsible citizens. By fostering intellectual curiosity and holistic personal development, East House provides a compassionate and engaging environment for meaningful interactions and genuine friendships. From dynamic dinner discussions with our Faculty Head, Dr. Seymore, to weekly "East Feast" programs, all East residents are inspired, empowered, and encouraged to positively influence our Vanderbilt campus culture and global society."
-Emily Thompson, Head Resident Advisor

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. A Library and Café (self-serve Keurig) is located on the lower level. 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:
  • Thought & Snacks: On Monday evenings, Faculty Head of House Dr. Seymore hosts a study break. Residents can discuss, relax and grab a snack with other members of the house.  Occasionally, various campus organizations and events will attend Thought & Snacks to introduce students to different opportunities to get involved across campus.
  • BreakfEAST: Dr. Seymore and/or the RA staff serve residents pancakes and waffles on a few Sunday mornings throughout the school year.
  • Sunday fEAST: Dr. Seymore will host Sunday dinners with other professors , Vanderbilt alumni, and community members where students have the opportunity to engage in intellectual conversations, enjoy a good meal, and build relationships outside of the classroom.

East House HAC

Elections/appointments to the House Advisory Council will occur in early September.  If you are interested in joining your House Advisory Council, be sure to attend one of the mandatory House Advisory Council Interest Meetings on Sunday, August 26. For more details ask your RA staff or email the Program Coordinator.