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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 42 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. Africana Studies faculty are currently applying for additional funding for next year and are hoping to expand the program. If our application is successful, next year, Africana House will offer many community events for the residents.

The Africana House is located in Landrum Hall. This hall is ADA accessible in order for students of all abilities to have the opportunity to participate in Africana House programs. 

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 Professor Chinua Thelwell, AFST Program Director,

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

Africana Housing Timeline

                                                           2024-25 Africana House Calendar

Monday, January 29, 2024

2024-25 Returning Student Academic Year Housing Application & Contract goes live at 9:00 a.m

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Deadline for submitting Africana House Applications to Professor Chinua Thelwell, AFST Program Director,

Monday, February 5, 2024

Applicants will be notified of their status

Monday, February 12, 2024

Deadline for students to email acceptance statements to Chinua Thelwell

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 5pm

2024-25 Housing contracts due to participate in the Returning Student Room Selection process. All Africana House participants must have accepted their housing contract on the Housing Portal to participate in the room selection process.

Thursday, February 15, 2024

AFTERNOON - Returning Student Room Selection time slot emails and wait list notification emails sent out by Residence Life

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Africana House online Room Selection - begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Housing Portal