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 community setting within the larger university in which students live and work together. Starting in the fall of 2016, Africana House will offer themes to be pursued throughout the year. The theme for 2017-2018 is Unity or Umoja in Swahili. 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 pertaining to Unity. Initiatives are 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.  For more information contact Iyabo Osiapem,

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2017-2018 Africana House Calendar
Mon., November 7, 2016

Africana House application available.

Mon., November 7, 2016 Non-refundable Room Reservation Deposit accepted at the Cashier's Office, Blow Memorial Hall
Sun., January 29, 2017
12:00 - 2:00 PM
Open House for Africana Studies Program and Africana House, Pleasants 2nd
Fri., February 3, 2017 5:00pm

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

Fri., February 10, 2017 Africana House rosters posted with names of accepted applicants.
TBA Deadline for students to email their acceptances to Professor Osiapems [[ifosiapem]].
Fri., February 17, 2017 Deadline for paying $200 non-refundable room deposit to the Cashier's Office. No late payments will be accepted and your application can not be considered unless the deposit has been paid.
Wed. March 1, 2017, 5:30pm Students (roommate pairs) select their room at the house.