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.

The language houses are housed in the Randolph Complex and include: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hispanic, Italian, Japanese, and Russian. Students interested in residing in one of these houses for the 2018-2019 academic year must:

  • Submit an on-line application to the Modern Languages and Literatures Department by 5:00pm. Thursday, February 8, 2018. Students should contact Modern Languages and Literatures (221-3634) for additional information or questions on the selection process.
  • Pay a $200 Room Reservation Deposit by the February 16, 2018 deadline.
  • Once selected to participate in one of the special interest houses, you will need to choose a room and sign a contract on February 28, 2018, 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 February 28th, you should designate a proxy to select a room and sign a contract in your absence.

2018-2019 Language House Calendar

Tues., November 7, 2017

Non-refundable Room Reservation Deposit accepted at the Cashier's Office, Blow Memorial Hall. Deadline February 16, 2018.

Fri., November 10, 2017

Language House Application available on-line.
Applications may be submitted on-line anytime between now and February 8, 2018. If you are having trouble opening the application, try changing your browser. 

Thurs., February 1, 2018, 4-6pm

Open House in all Language Houses.

Thurs. February 8, 2018
by 5pm

Deadline for submitting Language House application on-line

Mon., February 12, 2018

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

February 14th, 15th, and 16th 2018

Interviews for Language Houses conducted by Advisor and Tutor. Room deposit must be paid.

Mon. February 19, 2018

Acceptance e-mails sent out to chosen applicants.

Weds. February 21, 2018

Deadline for students to email their acceptance into a Language House to

Thurs. February 22, 2018

Language House alternates will be contacted, if necessary, with a deadline of Mon. February 26, 2018 by 10am to accept.

Wed. Feb 28, 2018, 5:30pm

Students must go or appoint a proxy to the Language House location to select room and sign a 2018-2019 Housing Agreement with Residence Life.