William and Mary

Casa Hispánica/Hispanic House

La Casa Hispánica/Hispanic House is located on the 2nd floor of Giles Hall (Randolph Complex) and offers everyone interested in Hispanic culture the opportunity to share in the "Spanish experience."  This special interest housing is for as many as twenty-four students who wish to improve or maintain their Spanish language skills and gain insights into Hispanic culture.  Residents are encouraged to speak Spanish with their housemates whenever they are in the dorm.  In addition to the Resident Assistant assigned to the floor by the Office of Residence Life, a language house tutor from a Spanish-speaking country is hired by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures to collaborate with residents in the planning of cultural events such as film screenings and discussions, instruction in Hispanic cuisine, cultural celebrations, dances, and group outings.

Recent tutors have been from Cuba, Spain, Argentina and Mexico.  During AY2013-2014, our tutor is Rocío Suarez, from La Plata (Argentina), a sociologist from the “Comisión por la Memoria” de la provincia de Buenos Aires. Rocío will host a variety of activities throughout the year, including movie nights, conversation hours, cultural celebrations, and — best of all — great food!      

Please visit La Casa Hispánica/Hispanic House Blog site for more detailed information.

If you would like to join the activities or inquire about living in La Casa Hispánica/Hispanic House you may contact La Casa Hispánica/Hispanic House Tutor, Rocio Suarez in September 2014 and be sure to check the bulletin board located on the third floor of Washington Hall.  Students who wish to apply should visit the Special Interest Housing section of Residence Life's website or contact Sharon Palma in the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures.