Updated for 2017-2018 Housing Process
Academic Interest Houses are residences where residents pursue a common academic interest and share the fruits of that interest with the campus community. Special Interest Houses are similar residences whose focus is centered on a theme outside the academic arena. Oversight of these houses is the shared responsibility of the Office of the Dean of Students and the academic (in the case of Academic Interest) or administrative (in the case of Special Interest) department sponsoring the house.
Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to reside in Interest Houses.
Each house has an application process and chooses its own residents. Please use the information below to identify the appropriate contact should you be interested in a program. Applications to live in an Interest House for the Fall Term are usually accepted in the previous January and February. Check with the house contact if you are interesting in living in a house for just the Winter and/or Spring Terms.
Interest House rosters for the 2017-2018 academic year must be finalized by Monday, March 8, 2017.
Out of respect for all groups, applicants who plan to submit requests to multiple housing units (i.e. Social and Interest Houses, SuperBlocks, Residential Life, etc.), should clearly indicate those intentions on all applications and if offered more that one option should correspond with each group about their final decision.
Students are expected to honor their commitments to these programs. Once a student obligates themselves to living in a House should they then wish to withdraw they are ineligible to participate in other housig processes. During the spring processes for the following fall term this means the student would be housed during the Summer Draw process.
The application to join an Interest House will be available on January 18 and remain open until February 18.
Academic Interest Houses
- Arabic House
- Chinese House
- French House
- German House
- Hebrew House
- Italian House
- Japanese House
- Portuguese House
- Queer Studies House
- Russian House
- Self Reliance and InSite (Sustainable Design)
- Spanish House