Vanderbilt Students Cannot Leave Dorm Rooms Except for ‘Authorized Reasons’

On Dec. 30, Vanderbilt University Associate Provost and Dean of Students G.L. Black sent an email outlining new restrictions for students returning to campus. 

Until Jan. 24, students cannot leave their dorm rooms unless it is for an authorized reason. Students may: “Leave their residences to attend in-person classes; Pick up to-go food or supplies; Seek medical attention; Perform essential work or research for the university; and Engage in outdoor activities that do not involve close contact, such as walking, hiking or running.”

Students that violate these restrictions will be “referr[ed] to the Office of Student Accountability, Community Standards and Academic Integrity” and “swift action” will be “taken for any verified incidents of noncompliance,” the communication explains.