Language House Application and Calendar

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. In addition, they post office hours to provide help with language courses.

The language houses are housed in the Randolph Complex and include: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.  Students interested in residing in one of these houses for the 2016-2017 academic year must:

  • Submit an on-line application to the Modern Languages and Literatures Department by 5:00p.m. Friday, February 12, 2016. 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 19, 2016 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 2, 2016, 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 2, you should designate a proxy to select a room and sign a contract in your absence.

2016-2017 Language House Calendar

Mon., November 2, 2015

Language House Application available on-line.
Applications may be submitted on-line anytime between now and February 12. If you have questions contact Missy Johnson, Washington Hall 210, 221-3633;

Mon., November 09, 2015

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

Wed., February 3, 2016, 4-6pm

Open House in all Language Houses.

Fri., February 12, 2016

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

Fri., February 12, 2016
by 5pm

Deadline for submitting Language House Application on-line.

Mon., February 15-
Tues., February 16, 2016

Advisor and Tutor review applications.

Wed., February 17 - Thurs., February 18-
Fri., February 19, 2016

Interviews for Language Houses conducted by Advisor and Tutor.

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 cannot be considered unless the deposit has been paid.

Mon., February 22, 2016
Tues., February 23, 2016

Interviews for Language Houses conducted by Advisor and Tutor.

Wed., February 24, 2016

Acceptance e-mails sent out to chosen applicants.

Thurs., February 25, 2016

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

Fri., February 26, 2016

Language House alternates will be contacted, if necessary.

Wed., March 2, 2016, 5:30pm

Students must go or appoint a proxy to the Language House location to select room and sign a 2016-2017 Housing Agreement with Residence Life.