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Shopping on Campus

Commodore Card
Can be used as a debit card at most campus retail locations, including vending machines, cafeterias, bookstores and shops. Money can be deposited at the Commodore Card Office, 184 Sarratt, or online. (615) 322-2273.

Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt Bookstore

Vanderbilt faculty and staff receive a 10% discount on most merchandise and café items. 

Mon-Thurs 8am-10pm; Fri-Sat 8am – 11pm; Sun 11am – 7pm.

Medical Center Gift Shop
2102 21st Ave. South , second floor (2-3422)
M-F, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat and Sun 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

The Friends Shop
(the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Gift Shop)
Vanderbilt employees get 10 percent off purchases of $10 or more.
Second floor of hospital near elevators (2-7018)
M-F 10 a.m.-5 p.m. , Sat 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

ITS Software Store
The ITS Software Store offers discounts on Microsoft and Adobe products for faculty and staff personal use. 

MacAuthority Authorized Campus Store
MacAuthority is the official Vanderbilt Campus Store for all Apple products. This partnership between Vanderbilt and MacAuthority allows faculty, staff and students to purchase Apple products, software and service at educational pricing.

Dining on Campus

Faculty and staff can purchase a meal plan on the Commodore Card. Simply swipe your card at specific locations (The Faculty & Staff Meal Plan will be available at these locations: Rand, Ro*Tiki, C.T. West, Quiznos, Chef James Bistro, The Pub, all Varsity Markets, Suzie’s Cafes at Blair, Divinity and Featheringill, The Commons, Center Smoothie, Nectar, and Grins.). For more information, click here.

Dining Services

The Commons Dining Center

Courtyard Café

Children's Way Café
The Vandy Café, Suzie’s Expresso Coffee Shop, Subway, Ben & Jerry's, and Taco Bell and Pizza Hut Express are located on the second floor of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital and serve a large variety of hot meals, sandwiches, salads, snacks, and beverages.  Service hours are:

  • Vandy Café
    Breakfast: 6 a.m.–10 a.m. (Daily)
    Lunch and Dinner: 11 a.m.–7 p.m. (Monday – Friday) 
  • Suzie’s Expresso Coffee Shop
    6:30 a.m.–5 p.m. (Monday – Friday)
  • Subway
    9 a.m.–midnight (Monday – Friday)
    9 a.m.–10 p.m. (Saturday - Sunday)
  • Taco Bell and Pizza Hut Express
    Open daily at 10 a.m.
  • Ben & Jerry's
    11 a.m.–10 p.m. (Monday – Friday)
    noon–9 p.m. (Saturday)
    Closed on Sunday

The Iris Café

Divinity School Refectory

Au Bon Pain

Common Grounds Coffee Shop



Art exhibits

The following venues exhibit art as well. To receive information about what’s on display, contact the individual location.

Classes and participation



Ticketmaster outlet 
Sarratt Student Center Main Desk
Tickets to many off-campus performances can be purchased from this Ticketmaster outlet. Only in-person purchases are allowed and credit cards are not accepted.  343-3361

Discount movie tickets for Regal and Carmike Cinemas
VU employees can purchase discounted tickets at the Sarratt front desk to see movies at any area Regal or Carmike Cinemas.

VU employees have free access to and check out privileges at all of Vanderbilt's libraries.