Africana House

Africana House is a living and learning community that promotes awareness of and explores the scholarship on the history, cultural traditions, political, and economic circumstances that together define over 1.2 billion people of African descent. This community (limited to 23 students) is intended to broaden the learning experience at W&M beyond the traditional classroom, while providing a smaller village-like setting within the larger university in which students live and work together. Each year, Africana House will offer themes to be pursued throughout the year. The theme for 2018-2019 is WOMANISM. Our objective is to bring together minority organizations on campus as a disconnect currently exist. Throughout the year, students will actively work and participate in programs that encourage WOMANISM. Programming is student developed and student led with Africana Studies faculty support. Students will have a $1000 budget to use toward programming and activities. Each semester, students will work towards a final project or event that can be shared with the W&M community. All residents of the A-house are required to register for a 1-credit pass/fail course. Residents are required to participate in 2 out of 3 monthly activities and will contribute to the semester long project.

For more information contact Iyabo Osiapem, ifosiapem@wm.edu.

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2018-2019 Africana House Calendar
Mon., November 7, 2017

Non-refundable Room Reservation Deposit accepted at the Cashier's Office, Blow Memorial Hall. Due February 16th. Late deposits will not be accepted.

Mon., November 20, 2017 Africana House application available.
TBD Open House for Africana Studies Program and Africana House, Pleasants 2nd

Fri., February 2, 2018

5:00pm

Deadline for submitting applications to Africana House Coordinator, Professor Osiapems mailbox located in Tucker 112.

Fri., February 9, 2018 Africana House rosters posted with names of accepted applicants.
Mon. February 12, 2018
Deadline for students to email their acceptances to Professor Osiapems [[ifosiapem]].

Wed. February 28, 2018

5:30pm

Students (roommate pairs) select their room at the house.