The Deanery at 40 College Street.

After their first year, five students can choose to live in the Deutschhaus together with a teaching assistant from Germany. 

The objective of the German House, also known as the Deanery, is to bridge the gap between classroom and social life by providing students with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the German language and culture. The interaction among younger students who intend to study in a German-speaking country, seniors returning from a similar experience, and native speakers, all sharing a common space and participating in a series of cultural offerings, makes this possible. 

Residents of the German house regularly offer events such as the weekly Kaffeestunde, film screenings, game nights, cooking or baking events, and many other activities for anyone interested in German studies and German-language and culture. Follow us on Instagram!


Kaffeestunde, the weekly coffee hour at the German House, has become a cherished tradition. Students and professors gather for informal German conversation, freshly-baked pies and cakes and delicious coffee. 

Kaffeestunde at the Deutschhaus
Kaffeestunde at the Deutschhaus.

Movie Nights

Several times each semester, students gather to watch a German movie together. Whether someone has never seen Lola Rennt or Das Leben der Anderen or is dying to see it again, anyone can request a film by asking the resident to schedule it.

Movie night at the German House.
Movie night at the Deutschhaus.

Parties and Special Occasions

Oktoberfest, Christmas-tree trimming and cookie baking, or Karneval—there are numerous reasons for students to celebrate at the German House. New suggestions for parties are always welcome.