Mosaic House

Mosaic House

Mosaic House is a co-curricular, co-educational residential house -- a special interest living option for William & Mary undergraduates. It is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and is housed in Jamestown North.

Students in Mosaic House are involved in on-going intellectual exchange about culture, diversity, interracial community, and sexuality. Mosaic House provides a supportive space for students at the intersection of the campus's growing diversification and also welcomes students who wish to expand their cross-cultural understanding. Students who live in Mosaic House have a private node of rooms and their own lounge, and organize their own events -- film series, speakers, book groups, diversity workshops, cultural fairs, and more. Programs serve Mosaic House members and the broader W&M community.

Program Eligibility and Requirements

Rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors from any discipline are eligible. To be considered for Mosaic House, students must be in good academic standing; they must have already taken at least one course on diversity issues prior to moving into the dorm, and they must take one additional course during their first year in the dorm to be considered for readmission.* Mosaic residents are also expected to help organize and participate in cultural or activist events organized by Mosaic House during their year(s) of residence, and to serve on two or more House committees (a strong record of service and participation is also required for readmission). The Mosaic House Coordinators select all program participants.

*Courses, from across the curriculum, may address race and ethnicity, gender, sex and sexuality, cultural diversity (including immigrant issues in the U.S. or elsewhere in the world), and religious diversity. The most relevant courses will define culture as a dialogue rather than as a normative center.

Important Deadlines
  • Submit completed application by February 1, 2016 by 11:59pm
  • Submit $200 Room Reservation Deposit to the Bursar by Friday, February 19, 2016
  • Participate in the online Mosaic House room selection on March 2nd. Once a contract is signed, the forthcoming room selection time block is null and void.
2016-2017 Mosaic House Calendar
Mon., Nov. 9, 2015 Non-refundable Room Reservation Deposit accepted at the Cashier's Office, Blow Memorial Hall
Mon., Nov. 9, 2015

Mosaic House application (PDF)  or Mosaic House Application (Word) available on-line.
Applications may be submitted anytime between now and February 1, 2016 to the Mosaic House Coordinator Tom Linneman,, 221-1549

January 25, 2016 Open House, 2nd Floor Jamestown North Lounge. 7:00pm
February 1, 2016 Deadline for submitting applications to Mosaic House Coordinator.
February 8, 2016 Students notified of their acceptance into the Mosaic House.
February 15, 2016 Deadline for students to accept invitations to join Mosaic House (by email, to the Mosaic House Coordinator)
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.
TBD Meet future/potential roomates mixer
March 2, 2016 Participate in online room selection