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Stambaugh House

"In Stambaugh, Professor Noble and the RA team will be working together to build a community based upon growth and communication. There will be a place for everyone in Stambaugh, whether it is at our weekly Stambaugh Sweets event, our formal alumni or professor meet and greets, or late nights with friends in the common rooms.  At these events, residents will be able to meaningfully interact with people of different backgrounds and perspectives, while also having opportunities to reflect on their personal growth throughout the year." - Jacob Coeur, Head Resident

Opened in August 2007, Stambaugh House provides modern features in a classic building housing 162 first-year students in traditional double rooms. The building is co-residential, with men and women living on separate floors.

The Faculty Head of House lives in an apartment on the first floor, while students live on floors 2-5 of this five story building. Each residential floor has a study area and three shared bathrooms with showers. In addition, there is a lobby, study area, laundry room, seminar room, music room, and communal kitchen 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 Stambaugh House includes the following events:

  • Stambaugh Sweets - Stambaugh Sweets is our weekly house event for residents to relax, take a study break, and connect with other people.  Some weeks have special guests or themes, such as S'mores with 'Dores, Treats with the Teach, and Burn It To Earn It.
  • Loops of Love - Loops of Love is a recurring event where residents of Stambaugh learn to knit, with an end goal of creating scarves to distribute to the homeless community in Nashville.
  • StamYOUmentary - StamYOUmentary is a year-long project to document the residents' first year at Vanderbilt through photo and video journaling.  A signature event at the end of the year features an unveiling of the finished photo/video montage.

Stambaugh House HAC

Elections/appointments to the House Advisory Council will occur in early September.  If you're interested in joining your House Advisory Council, be sure to attend one of the mandatory House Advisory Council Interest Meetings on Sunday, August 27.  For more details ask your RA staff or email Assistant Director Natalee Erb.