Inside 'Dores

Home » General Information » Vanderbilt: Under Construction

Vanderbilt: Under Construction

Rachael Grenfell-Dexter

The new pizza oven at Pi and Leaf in the Rand Lounge. Yum!

Every time I walk to work, to Barnard Hall where I work as a alumni caller, I have to walk across a long stretch of campus. I never cease to be amazed by how the renovation work on campus is progressing. It is as if the campus is slowly evolving. Rand Dining Hall and Sarratt Student Center just got a ‘face lift’, as I like to call it, and now includes more dining options, a pizza and salad bar, and spiffy looking student organization and study spaces.

There is more coming! When I talk to seniors, they are always a little sad that they will not get to take advantage of the upcoming renovations on campus. This past weekend I went to a bowling alley for the first time. It was the oddest experience! I had to have the little gates, usually only used for kids, pulled up. There was some judgment from the cashier. But, as weird as it was, playing a game whose object was to roll a ball to hit a bunch of obscurely shaped bottles was actually quite fun. I frequent Vanderbilt’s Student Recreation Center since it is right across the road of my Morgan Hall apartment. It is being expanded to almost double its original size to include more facilities. Of the many new features, the renovations will include a bowling alley! What? Yes, our school, who has a fantastic bowling team (we are consistently ranked in the top ten), will have a four lane bowling alley come fall semester. Now, I won’t have to take that long trip to practice my newfound favorite activity!

College Halls: An artist's rendition

Many of you know about the Commons experience. Vanderbilt has made the decision to renovate the Kissam Halls to what they will call “College Halls”. They will be very similar to the Commons. Not only is the location of these Halls beautiful, but it will allow for the expansion of the “living and learning experience” of the Commons’ freshman experience to the entire undergraduate experience. The “living and learning experience” is a way that Vanderbilt is pioneering the evolution of the residential experience to become a experience that is conducive to student learning opportunities and community building, such as student organization projects and co-living with faculty. I am pretty pumped about these new renovations!

Back Home   

we're talking about

a cappella a-capella Abroad Academics activities admissions admissions office advice alpha chi omega Alternative Spring Break Alumni Alumni Lawn anchor down AOII ASB athenian sing Athletics AXLE Baking BCM bid day Big Brothers Big Sisters Bike biology biomedical engineering Blair Blair School of Music blog Blogging Bluebird Cafe BME Bolivia Books Branscomb break Breakfast brevard Bridgestone arena British Cafe Coco caitlyn's catch-ups California camping campus catch-up chronicles cello Centennial Park Central Library CFHI Chicago child development China choosing a major choosing Vanderbilt christian christmas Circuits class Class of 2016 Class of 2017 class of 2018 Classes Club Soccer Club Sports coffee Cognitive Studies College College Halls College Life college of arts and science college sports Commencement Commodore Cruise Commodore Quake commodores commons Commons Center Commons Cup Commons Dining community competition concert Concerts Cooking Country Music Culture dance dean wcislo decisions derby days Dessert Dining Dinner disney Diversity diwali dorms downtown downtown nashville Early Decision Economics ed sheeran Edinburgh education End of Semester end of the semester engineering English exam exams exercise exploring Extracurriculars fall Fall Break family family weekend fido finals finals week financial aid First Year five days of harry Florida food football founder's walk franklin fraternity free food french freshman Freshman Life Freshman Year Freshmen friends fun GEO goals graduation Greek Life Grins guatemala Halloween Harry Potter Health Care High school hiking hillsboro Hillsboro Village HOD holiday holidays home homecoming Housing houston Human and Organizational Development Ice Cream IFSA-Butler Inside Dores International International Student internship internships Interviews Intramurals james franklin Jeni's job Jobs Kappa Kappa Gamma Kentucky kissam Laundry leadership Libraries library list London major making friends managerial studies marketing Masala-SACE math Mayfield Maymester MCAT meal plan Mechanical Engineering Mechatronics medical school medicine Megabus mellow mushroom melodores Memorial House memories MHS MOSAIC Move Crew Move-In movies Music Music City Music on Campus Nashville Nashville Predators Nashville sports Nashville Symphony Nationals nature neuroscience new semester new york city NYC OACS off campus on campus events on-campus opportunities Orchestra original cast Outdoors Packing pancake pantry Pancakes parent's weekend Parking Peabody performance Performances philosophy physics poetry Poland pre-med procrastination professor professors questions rand Reading Rec Center recruitment redpepper Registration relaxing Religious Life research retreat Rites of Spring Rome roommate ROTC Running rush ryman Schedule School school spirit Scotland season sec Semester senior Senior Year Service shadow shopping sick sigma phi lambda sleep snow soccer social life sororities sorority South Africa speakers SPEAR sports Spring Spring Break Spring Semester Stambaugh stress Student Life student organizations Study Study Abroad Study Break studying Summer Summer Break Sustainability Sweet Cece's Switzerland Taste of Nashville Taylor Swift Tennessee Tests Textbooks thanksgiving Thanksgiving Break The Music Group The Pub The Vanderbilt Hustler theatre Time tour tour guide towers tpac training travel ultimate frisbee undergraduate research University College London University of Edinburgh vacation Valentine's Day Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Admissions vanderbilt athletics vanderbilt football vanderbilt medical center Vanderbilt Programming Board Vanderbilt University Theatre Vanderbilt Visions Vandy Vegetarian Victory Victory A cappella VIDA Visions visiting home volunteer Volunteering VPB vsg VSVS VUcept VUT Weather weekend Why Vanderbilt Wilderness Skills WilSkills win winning winter winter break work Writing YES Zanzibar


Recent Posts

  • 10948526 Joining the Baseball Bandwagon » 3.31.15
  • Commencement 2014 Three AMAZING alums » 3.29.15
  • writing studio The Write Way » 3.27.15
  • Dean Wcislo Thank you, Dean Wcislo! » 3.27.15
  • admissions-4 So I Heard You Got Into Vandy – A Brief FAQ » 3.26.15

Browse by Month