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Vanderbilt Dorms and Housing Options

Nov. 7, 2019—Coming to college, I was concerned about the transition of moving into a dorm room. Was I going to have enough room? What if my roommate snored? What if my bed was uncomfortable? If you have similar concerns, this post is for you! Living on-campus at Vanderbilt for the past three years has been a...

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“They Answer I Present”: Why Vanderbilt (Part 2)

Oct. 11, 2019—I have pondered the question “Why Vanderbilt” on various occasions. When I was an applicant, I read the information on Vanderbilt’s website to formulate my answer. After I received the acceptance letter, I reviewed my answer and added new elements to it. Right before coming to Nashville, I talked with a family friend who graduated...

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“They Answer I Present”: Why Vanderbilt (Part 1)

Oct. 10, 2019—Happy October! Since it is the college application season now, many applicants may ponder the question “Why Vanderbilt.” Some applicants may be interested in current Vanderbilt students’ answers to this important question, so I want to start a series of posts focusing on “Why Vanderbilt.”As I promised to bring others in my blog, I interviewed...

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The Ultimate List of Move-In Life Hacks for Future First-Years

Aug. 13, 2019—Only a couple more days ’til First Year Move-In!!! I hope all of you are as excited as I am :) As I’m starting to gather all of my stuff in preparation for my own move-in, the stress and pressure that I felt in the week leading up to that first day as a Commons...

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Things you might not think to bring but might actually need!

Aug. 7, 2019—Move-In Season is upon us! If you are an incoming first-year student, you are probably giddy with excitement, or maybe nervous about moving into a dorm for the first time. Since this year will be my last move-in to Vandy (omg what), here are some tips from my personal experience about what to bring! Desk...

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Dorm Room MVPs

May. 31, 2019—Hi guys!   This was the time of year when I started binge-reading all of the articles about what every student “needs” to bring to college. After a year of living on campus, I have to wonder when the last time the people writing those articles attended college or more specifically lived in a dorm...

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Moving Out!

Apr. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt offers students two weeks at the end of the second semester to take final exams and move out. This allows for flexibility in move out times so you do not have to stress about finals and moving out at the same time. Also, moving out is much less stressful because everyone is moving out...

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Why I Like Branscomb, And You Could Too!

Mar. 9, 2019—Talking to current first-years, I’ve heard mixed opinions about their potential move into Branscomb for sophomore year. Off the bat, I would encourage freshman to consider spending their second year in Branscomb Quad. Branscomb can be a bit confusing, so for those of you who may not be familiar, Branscomb Quadrangle is actually four buildings!...

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How to Make an Extra Small Dorm Room Extra Comfortable

Feb. 15, 2019—My roommate and I were at Lollapalooza, an annual music festival in Chicago, when we found out where exactly we’d be housed our first year at Vanderbilt. The envelope was a thick one, and the contents inside were mostly irrelevant. Only one thing in it mattered at the time — and that was the piece...

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First Day of Senior Year!!!

Dec. 21, 2018—Here. We. Go.

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