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Language House Application and Calendar

Language Houses

The academic and cultural mission of each Language House is to immerse students in a living environment that fosters increased language study and cultural awareness. Native speaking Tutors facilitate conversation hours, movie nights, cultural celebrations, cooking classes and many other activities for all residents. In addition, they post office hours to provide help with language courses.

The language houses are housed in the Randolph Complex and include: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.  Students interested in residing in one of these houses for the 2015-2016 academic year must:

  • Submit an on-line application to the Modern Languages and Literatures Department by 5:00p.m. Friday, February 13, 2015. Students should contact Modern Languages and Literatures (221-3634) for additional information or questions on the selection process.
  • Pay a $200 Room Reservation Deposit by the February 20, 2015 deadline.
  • Once selected to participate in one of the special interest houses, you will need to choose a room and sign a contract on March 4, 2015, 5:30pm. Once a contract is signed, the forthcoming room selection time block is null and void. If you cannot make the room selection meeting on March 4, you should designate a proxy to select a room and sign a contract in your absence.

2014-2015 Language   House Calendar

Mon., November 10, 2014

Non-refundable Room Reservation Deposit accepted at the Cashier's Office, Blow Memorial Hall.

Wed., November 12, 2014

Language House Application available on-line.
Applications may be submitted on-line anytime between now and February 13. If you have questions contact Lauren Pettengill, Language House Coordinator, Washington Hall 210, 221-3634, lipettengill@wm.edu.

Wed., February 4, 2015, 4-6pm

Open House in all of the Language Houses.

Fri., February 13, 2015

Language House Interview sign-up sheets posted outside of Washington Hall 210.

Fri., February 13, 2015       by 5pm

Deadline for submitting Language House Application on-line.

Mon., February 16-
Tues., February 17, 2015

Advisor and Tutor review applications.

Wed., February 18 - Thurs., February 19-
Fri., February 20, 2015

Interviews for Language Houses conducted by Advisor and Tutor.

Fri., February 20, 2015 

Deadline for paying $200 non-refundable room deposit to the Cashier's Office. No late payments will be accepted and your application cannot be considered unless the deposit has been paid.

Mon., February 23, 2015
Tues., February 24, 2015

Interviews for Language Houses conducted by Advisor and Tutor.

Wed., February 25, 2015

Acceptance e-mails sent out to chosen applicants.

Thurs., February 26, 2015

Deadline for students to initial their acceptance into a Language House. Applicants may also email acceptances to lipettengill@wm.edu .

Fri., February 27, 2015

Language House alternates will be contacted, if necessary.

Wed., March 4, 2015, 5:30pm

Students must go or appoint a proxy to the Language House location to select room and sign a Housing Agreement with Residence Life.