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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 2014-2015 academic year must:

  • Submit an on-line application to the Modern Languages and Literatures Department by 5:00p.m. Friday, February 7, 2014. 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 14, 2014 deadline.
  • Once selected to participate in one of the special interest houses, you will need to choose a room and sign a contract on February 26, 2014, 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 February 26, you should designate a proxy to select a room and sign a contract in your absence.

2014-2015 Language   House Calendar

Mon., November 4, 2013

Language House Application available on-line. Applications may be submitted on-line anytime between now and February 7. If you have questions contact Sharon Palma, Language House Coordinator, Washington Hall 219, 221-3634,

Mon., November 11, 2013

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

Wed., January 29, 2014, 4-6pm

Open House in all Language Houses.

Fri., February 7, 2014

Language House Interview sign-up sheets posted outside of  Washington Hall 219.

Fri., February 7, 2014        by 5pm

Deadline for submitting Language House Application on-line.

Mon., February 10- 
Tues., February 11, 2014

Advisor and Tutor review applications.

Wed., February 12 - Thurs., February 13-
Fri., February 14, 2014

Interviews for Language Houses conducted by Advisor and Tutor.

Fri., February 14, 2014  

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 17, 2014
Tues., February 18, 2014

Interviews for Language Houses conducted by Advisor and Tutor.

Wed., February 19, 2014

Acceptance e-mails sent out to chosen applicants.

Thurs., February 20, 2014

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

Fri., February 21, 2014

Language House alternates will be contacted, if necessary.

Wed., February 26, 2014, 5:30pm

Students must go or appoint a proxy to the Language House   location to select room and sign a 2014-2015 Housing Agreement with Residence   Life.