Information about Nashville
Walking at Vanderbilt:
Maps and Other Local Info
for Visitors and Newcomers
Vanderbilt University is built on a non-rectangular
piece of land, and so its sidewalks don't follow
straight lines very far. You'll need some maps to find
your way around.
The map on this page shows the north end of campus,
which is bordered by 21st Avenue and West End Avenue.
Part of 21st Avenue is one-way; it
goes around a corner and merges with Broadway
and becomes a two-way street (still called
There are many restaurants
along the two-way
part of 21st Avenue, and more
near the Hampton Inn and the Holiday Inn.
Most of our math conferences are held in either
the Math Building, Wilson Hall, or the
Loews Plaza Hotel. Some of our dinners
are held at the University Club.
More maps and pictures
Our campus is downtown, so free parking is nonexistent, and metered
parking on or near campus is scarce. Here is parking
information and a parking
map. If you have a car (either your own or a rented one) and your
hotel is not within walking distance of the conference, some
recommended places to park are the Wesley
Place Garage on Scarritt Place (near the intersection of that
street with 21st Avenue South -- a block north of Edgehill Ave.)
or the Terrace Place Garage
by the north end of campus. Both are marked on the map at the top
of this page, or click on the links in the preceding sentence
for more details.
Room numbers in Stevenson Center
Center (SC) is a cluster of several buildings with one room numbering
system. Each room number is 4 digits long:
SC-1307 is on the ground floor of the Math Building;
to get there you'd press "3" on the elevator.
- The first
digit is the building number (see red numbers
in the accompanying map); the Math Building is building number 1.
- The second digit is the floor number.
The ground floor is floor 3, because there are two basements.
The Math Building has only 5 floors. Its elevator buttons
just indicate floor number.
- The last two digits give a particular room on that floor.
Two nearby pharmacies are the CVS (located in the same building
as the Wesley Hall Parking Garage -- 321-2590) and
Eckerd Drugs (2416 West End Avenue, phone 321-4505).
Most sundries can be purchased in those stores, or in
the campus bookstore. The only grocery store within
walking distance of campus is
Compton's Foodland (2900 W End Ave, 321-5868, 327-4187).
A VU Math page, updated
17 Nov 2004