The Commons is coming, The Commons is coming!

The buzz here on campus is all Commons, all the time, as we eagerly await the arrival of the Class of 2012 on Aug. 16. They will, of course, be the first class to live in the new living-learning environment we’ve constructed for freshmen. The latest:

Nice mention of the environmentally friendly standards to which the Commons was built in this AP article.

Michael Martin and Joe Hills, the Commons tech gurus, have officially launched Common Place, a Facebook app just for the Class of 2012. Even though it just officially launched, it has been gettting 300-400 users a day for the past few weeks.

Here in Public Affairs we’ve launched a YouTube contest for incoming freshmen – show us how you’re getting ready to come to Vandy!

The Vanderbilt View just published extensive coverage of The Commons, see below:

A New Tradition

After years of planning, The Commons – a new residential experience for first-year students – is open for business. The “View’s” comprehensive coverage includes an introduction to the heads of house, a glossary of Commons-related terms, an update on The Commons’ green building efforts, and a sneak peek at the next stage in the College Halls initiative.

Related stories:

Live-in Leaders
Green Scene
Learning the Lingo
What Comes Next?

It’s going to be an exciting year.

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