Just came back from seeing my son moved in the Commons. I am very impressed with what I saw at Vanderbilt! The school is located in a nice neighborhood just west of downtown Nashville. The architecture is of southern style, with simple red bricks, in contrast to those stuffy over the top Gothic style you see at other schools. The campus is covered with tall trees, colorful flowers and green lawns. The houses in the Commons are laid out in a circular fashion, thus creating a very close knit community. The thing that stuck me the most is the students, they were all smiling and making eye contact with you.
I am probably not the only one thinking of booking plane tickets now. I would love to have him home on both occasions, but it costs a lot. So I will let him pick one.
Dose the school shut down completely on Thanksgiving and Christmas? Is the Commons dining hall open during the holidays? Are there many students staying at school ?