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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

Opened in August 2006, Sutherland House is located on The Ingram Commons. Sutherland 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 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 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.