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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 22 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 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

                                                           2023-2024 Africana House Calendar

Monday, January 30, 2023

2023-2024 Returning Student Academic Year Housing Application & Contract goes live at 9:00 a.m

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

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

Monday, February 6, 2023

Applicants will be notified of their status

Monday, February 13, 2023

Deadline for students to email acceptance statements to Chinua; list of students accepted to live in the living learning community submitted to Residence Life by 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 5pm

2023-24 Housing contracts due to participate in the Returning Student Room Selection process. All Africana House participants must have accepted their housing contract on the 2023-2024 Housing Application Portal to participate in the room selection process.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

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