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Vanderbilt Alumni for Economic Justice

Alumni coalition frustrated with administration response over student housing

October 25, 2020

Vanderbilt Alumni for Economic Justice demands for housing and economic justice refuted by Vanderbilt administration.

Branscomb Quad entrance

First-years divided over mid-year dorm switch policy, North House residents exempt from switch

October 4, 2020

The dorm switch policy mentioned in the Return to Campus plan aims to give every first-year student the Commons experience.

Nicholas S. Zeppos College Dining Hall

Dining halls switch to compostable silverware; vegan and vegetarian students reflect on Fall 2020 dining changes

October 2, 2020

COVID-19 precautions limit sustainability efforts, dietary preference options in dining halls.

Buns on the Run food truck

UPDATED: Tortellini Tuesday sells out before 4:30 p.m.; Local Java’s hours reduced

September 20, 2020

Campus Dining announced five changes to menu and location options over Instagram this week.

photo of a Vanderbilt dorm room

Commons sense of community faces new COVID-related challenges

September 15, 2020

Faculty Heads of Houses work to foster a sense of community while working within the university’s COVID-19 guidelines.

Commodore Card reader

Commodore Card now accessible through Apple Wallet

September 11, 2020

Resulting from a VSG initiative, Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff who use Apple products now can access their Commodore Card remotely via Apple Wallet.

The University Counseling Center (UCC)

First-years living in Carmichael Towers struggle to find community outside Commons

September 9, 2020

Separated from life on Commons, first-year students living in Carmichael Towers search for community and a campus identity.

Vanderbilt's Zeppos Residential College currently offers take-out options only. (Hustler Multimedia / Hunter Long)

Students react to first week of dining changes, Campus Dining announces new Grubhub partnership

August 27, 2020

Students cite mental health concerns in response to dining changes. Petition to restore traditional Munchie meal swipes gathers over 400 signatures.

Vanderbilt camp

Those left behind: life for international students still on campus

June 17, 2020

Students unable to travel home because of COVID-19 travel restrictions share space with VUMC workers, order delivery meals and try to maintain a sense of community in spite of social distancing.

Highland quad with the sun streaming in front and a tree

Housing constraints will require that new transfer students live off-campus for the 2020-2021 academic year

June 12, 2020

The university said in an email statement that this change will not affect financial aid packages and that students can utilize the Off-Campus Housing Service to find places to live nearby.

Rand Hall. (Hustler Multimedia/Hunter Long)

Campus Dining set to end Rand walk-ins June 8

June 9, 2020

Per a June 1 Instagram announcement, Campus Dining said they will no longer offer walk-in services at Rand and will instead exclusively utilize online delivery services to those still on campus.

Students can now share immediate feedback with Campus Dining via the new 'Text and Tell' initiative.

Campus Dining launches two new student-facing initiatives: ‘Text and Tell’ and ‘Get Well Meals’

February 13, 2020

The Get Well Meals was spurred out of a concern for student health and well-being, according to Director of Campus Dining Business Services Operations Sean Carroll.