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West House

“Welcome to West House! Here you’ll find more than just a residential hall but also a home and community that wants to help you reach your fullest potential throughout your first year at Vandy and beyond. The house’s incredible staff, comprised of Resident Advisers and faculty head Professor Christoph Zeller, will be there to guide and support you on this journey. In doing so, we at West House strive to create an environment where residents embrace each other’s differences, discover each other’s similarities, and feel comfortable being their authentic selves. We are so thrilled to have you in West House and cannot wait to see you grow, learn, and succeed during your time in West!”
- Tommy Oswalt, Head Resident Adviser

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 Quest: 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.

West 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.