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West House

"West House is home to a community that strives to value our differences, discover our similarities, and cultivate an environment of authenticity at Vanderbilt and beyond. While you learn and laugh during your first year at Vandy, know that West House is here to support you through this process. We are excited to welcome you and are anticipating the many awesome memories you will create during your time in West!" - Elsabet Haile, Head Resident

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 Wing: 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 and Writer-In-Residence.

West 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.