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. Each year, Africana House will offer a theme to be pursued throughout the year and students will actively work and participate in programming that supports the selected theme. 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. All residents of the A-house are required to register for a 1-credit pass/fail course, participate in 2 out of 3 monthly activities, and contribute to the semester long project.

If you would like to join the Africana House Living Learning Community, please complete this application and note the calendar below.

For more information contact the Advisor, Chinua Thelwell,

Check out this news story about the house and read the blog.

2019-2020 Africana House Calendar
Fri. February 1, 2019 5:00pm Deadline for submitting applications to Latasha SImms, located in Morton 322.
Fri., February 8, 2019 Africana House rosters posted with names of accepted applicants.

Mon. February 11, 2019


Deadline for students to email their acceptances to Latasha Simms,  

Wed. February 27, 2019


Students (roommate pairs) select their room at the house.