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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 20 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.

The Africana House will relocate to Landrum Hall, this hall is ADA accessible in order for students of all abilities to have the opportunity to participate in Africana House programs for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

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

For more information contact the Advisor, Ravynn Stringfield @Ravynn Stringfield

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

Africana Housing Timeline

                                                     2020-2021 Africana House Calendar

Monday, February 3, 2020 5:00 p.m.

Deadline for submitting applications to Ravynn Stringfield @Ravynn Stringfield

Friday, February 7, 2020

Africana House rosters posted with names of accepted applicants.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Deadline for students to email their acceptances to Ravynn Stringfield @Ravynn Stringfield

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Students will meet at the house to select roommates. If roommate desires are already known, students can self-assign to rooms via the online portal during the week of March 2-6th.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Deadline for all students to submit an Academic Year Housing Application & Contract on-line to participate in room selection by 5:00 p.m. 

Monday, March 2, 2020

 Africana House On-Line Room Selection begins