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. Starting in the fall of 2016, Africana House will offer themes to be pursued throughout the year. The theme for 2016-2017 is Black Lives Matter. Throughout the year, students will actively work and participate in programs pertaining to Black Lives Matter. 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.  For more information contact Iyabo Osiapem,

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2016-2017 Africana House Calendar
Mon., November 9, 2015

Africana House application available.

Mon., November 9, 2015 Non-refundable Room Reservation Deposit accepted at the Cashier's Office, Blow Memorial Hall
Sat., January 23, 2016
12:00 - 2:00 PM
Open House for Africana Studies Program and Africana House, Pleasants 2nd
Wed., January 29, 2016

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

TBA Africana House rosters posted with names of accepted applicants.
TBA Deadline for students to email their acceptances to Professor Osiapems [[ifosiapem]].
Fri., February 19, 2016 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.
March 2, 2016, 5:30 Students (roommate pairs) select their room at the house.