8.01 Vanderbilt Hall

Vanderbilt Hall, located at the corner of Avenue Louis Pasteur and Longwood Avenue, is the residence hall for Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM). It also houses students from the Division of Medical Sciences (DMS) and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), as well as visiting students and scholars from all over the nation and the world. The Vanderbilt Business Office is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The telephone number is 617-432-1629.

Student Affairs in Vanderbilt Hall

A Resident Counselor for Student Affairs lives in Vanderbilt Hall and is available to meet with students by appointment. She is also available in cases of emergency and to discuss urgent problems. The Resident Counselor provides counseling and advising and is responsible for overseeing and supporting the personal and professional development of students living in Vanderbilt Hall. Her apartment is located on the first floor at Entry J, and she may be reached via email at ann_ogletree@hms.harvard.edu or by phone at 617-432-1980.

Under the direction of the Resident Counselor, student Resident Advisors (RAs) who live in Vanderbilt Hall are responsible for dedicated sections of each floor. The RA’s role is to promote a sense of community that supports the personal and professional development of students within the assigned living unit.

Eligibility for Occupancy

  1. Residence in the Hall is primarily for matriculated predoctoral students registered full-time in a degree program at the Harvard Medical School, the School of Dental Medicine, or the Division of Medical Sciences. Non-matriculated Visiting Scholars of the Medical School and full-time students who are registered in degree programs at other Harvard Schools are also eligible if space is available.
  2. Priority for residence in Vanderbilt Hall is given to incoming students in the degree programs identified above.
  3. Residence in the Hall for students after their first year of residence is subject to availability. Students may be asked to seek other accommodations after their first year of residence, or after any subsequent year of residence, to allow space for incoming students. Students asked to relocate will be notified by April 30 and will be expected to vacate on or before June 30. As a general rule, students who have been in residence longest will be the first asked to relocate.

Please go to the Vanderbilt Hall website at for more information.

Last updated 11/26/18