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.

Flexible Housing is an option for students in each of the Language Houses.  Contact Residence Life or Modern Langauge for more informaiton.

The language houses are housed in the Randolph Complex and include: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hispanic, Italian, Japanese, and Russian. Students interested in residing in one of these houses for the 2017-2018 academic year must:

  • Submit an on-line application to the Modern Languages and Literatures Department by 5:00p.m. Friday, February 10, 2017. Students should contact Modern Languages and Literatures (221-3635) for additional information or questions on the selection process.
  • Pay a $200 Room Reservation Deposit by the February 17, 2017 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 1, 2017, 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 1, you should designate a proxy to select a room and sign a contract in your absence.

2017-2018 Language House Calendar

Mon., November 07, 2016

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

Fri., November 11, 2016

Language House Application available on-line.
Applications may be submitted on-line anytime between now and February 10.

Wed., February 1, 2017, 4-6pm

Open House in all Language Houses.

Fri., February 10, 2017

Language House Interview sign-up sheets posted on glass doors on second floor of Washington Hall.

Fri., February 10, 2017
by 5pm

Deadline for submitting Language House application on-line

Mon., February 13-
Tues., February 14, 2017

Advisor and Tutor review applications.

Wed. February 15, 2017

Interview sign-up sheets posted on the Modern Language Office glass doors on second floor of Washington Hall. Room deposit must be paid.

Thurs., February 16 -
Tues., February 21, 2017

Interviews for Language Houses conducted by Advisor and Tutor.

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 cannot be considered unless the deposit has been paid.

Wed., February 22, 2017

Acceptance e-mails sent out to chosen applicants.

Fri., February 24, 2017

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

Mon., February 27, 2017

Language House alternates will be contacted, if necessary, with a deadline of Tues. February 18, 2017 by 10am deadline.

Wed., March 1, 2017, 5:30pm

Students must go or appoint a proxy to the Language House location to select room and sign a 2017-2018 Housing Agreement with Residence Life.