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Sutherland House

 "Welcome to Sutherland House! Welcome to the BEST House on the Commons! Welcome to your first family at Vanderbilt! Most importantly, welcome to the beginning of a Vanderbilt career filled with growth, joy, success! Get ready to be a part of a community of diverse, creative, and adventurous human beings who will have your back through thick and thin. We look forward to you being an important piece in forming a lifetime of laughter, friendship, and memories. Welcome Vanderbilt Class of 2022! Anchor Down!"
-Sam Edwards, Head Resident Adviser

Signature Programming

Signature programming at Sutherland House includes the following events:

  • Cafecitos: Professor Helmuth hosts Cafecitos several times a week, inspired by the Latin American coffee-hour tradition. There is always delicious food, lively discussion, and her famous hidden themes (we will explain when you get here!).  Keep your curiosity well nurtured as you encounter a wide range of ideas, people, and projects.  Attire is casual but the conversation is elegant and purposeful - all you need to do is show up, prepared to listen and engage.
  • Sutherland Socials: From local food treats to talent shows, from movies to special guests, Sutherland House honors the importance of a study break during their weekly Sutherland Socials.  We make sure our residents hear essential information every first-year student needs to know.  Every week we leave our rooms to meet downstairs in the lobby for food, fun, and friendship.  Sutherland Socials are a cherished time for residents and RAs alike! 

Sutherland House HAC

Elections/appointments to the House Advisory Council occurred in early September. For more details ask your RA staff or email  Program Coordinator Aimee Robinson .