The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons
“Here we will help you find, ask and work on the questions that matter to you. We will help you view these questions in new and different ways. We know that the questions that matter to our students are the questions we all need answered. Along with the exceptionally talented faculty and staff throughout the university, it is my privilege to welcome, challenge and equip the next generation of Vanderbilt students.
—Vanessa Beasley, Dean of The Ingram Commons
The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, the first phase of The College Halls Program, was opened in 2008 and brings together all first-year students who live in 10 houses, each guided by a faculty head of house—a member of the university faculty and mentor who lives in-residence among the students in a faculty apartment.