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A Peek Into The Commons Experience

Apr. 9, 2018—The most important part of your college experience isn’t getting all A’s on all of your assignments or getting involved in every single club your school has to offer, but is finding your home and feeling comfortable on your campus. Vanderbilt strives to make this process as easy as possible for first-year students, as the...

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Room Tour: Highland Quad Four-Person Suite

Feb. 26, 2018—Welcome to a virtual tour of my suite! I am a sophomore living in a four-person suite on Highland Quad, which is where many upperclassmen live. It is at a convenient location right across from the rec center, next to the Blair School of Music, across from Vanderbilt Medical Center, and about a 10-minute walk...

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Change is the Only Constant

Jan. 28, 2018—Vanderbilt is a place of constant change — the Vanderbilt I saw in 2014 when I first came to campus is not the Vanderbilt I’m living at in 2018! Here’s a quick summary of just some of the changes I’ve personally witnessed over my four years as a student: Housing The changes in Vanderbilt’s housing are...

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My Sophomore Housing Experience

Dec. 23, 2017—Transitioning from first-year housing at the Commons to upperclassman housing was a pretty big change. The Commons was great and all, but Highland Quad, where I live this year, has its perks too. Highland Quad consists of the twin eleven-story buildings Morgan and Lewis, Chaffin apartments, and Mayfield houses. Morgan and Lewis contain two-person and...

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Three Truths of Junior Year

Dec. 22, 2017—Final grades have been posted, and I am now officially halfway through my junior year at Vanderbilt! However, this semester has brought with it a few realizations: I’m finally starting to feel old. I live in a Towers suite with four seniors and one other junior. This has really put into perspective how quickly time...

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How to Find a Roommate 101

Dec. 21, 2017—If you know me, you probably know that my roommate and I are attached at the hip. We’re always laughing together, and we just get each other. I thank the universe all the time to have blessed me with a roommate who is one of my closest friends. I know a lot of incoming freshmen...

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Housing: Responses Matter Most (The 9th Thing I Learned Sophomore Year)

Dec. 18, 2017—Take a deep breath when things go awry

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What’s an RA?

Oct. 21, 2017—Official definition of RA: Resident Advisor; a student typically responsible for supervising and assisting fellow students in a dorm Better definition of RA: some of the best people you’ll get to interact with, someone to be a friend and mentor Especially this semester, I’ve enjoyed making friends with RA’s in my dorm and realized how cool...

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An Ode to Towers

Aug. 26, 2017—Have you ever wondered what upperclassmen housing at Vanderbilt looks like? Here’s a photo blog post about my room in one of the four Towers on main campus, my last dorm room as an undergraduate (and a random picture of my textbooks)!  

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Looking Forward to Fall Semester

Aug. 6, 2017—With summer winding down, it’s time for me to start preparing for the new school year. Although I’ve had an amazing and relaxing summer, there are more than a few things about moving back to Vandy that I am looking forward to. First of all, I will be living in Towers this year, and my...

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