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 2019-2020 academic year must:

  • Submit an on-line application to the Modern Languages and Literatures Department by 5:00pm. Thursday, February 7, 2019. Students should contact Modern Languages and Literatures for additional information or questions on the selection process.
  • Sign a 2019-2020 W&M Housing Contract by the February 20, 2019 deadline.
  • Once selected to participate in one of the special interest houses, you will need to choose a room on February 27, 2019 by 4pm. All will gather with the Language House Tutor, in the house that you have been accepted into. If you cannot make the room selection meeting, you should designate a proxy to select a room in your absence.

2019-2020 Language House Calendar

Fri. November 29, 2018

Language House Application available on-line.
Application deadline Thursday, February 7, 2019 5pm. 

Weds. January 16, 2019  

Read and sign a 2019-2020 W&M Housing contract as part of the housing application. Deadline February 20, 2019.

Thurs. January 31, 2019, 4-6pm

Open House in all Language Houses. ~Farm to Soup Night~

Thurs. February 7, 2019, 5pm

Deadline for submitting Language House Application on-line.

Mon. February 11, 2019

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

Feb. 12th,13th and 14th 2019

Interviews for Language Houses conducted by Advisor and Tutor. Housing Contracts must be signed

Fri. February 15th - Mon. February 18th, 2019

Acceptance e-mails sent out to chosen applicants.

Weds. February 20, 2019

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

Thurs. February 21, 2019

Alternates will be contacted with a deadline of Mon. February 25, 2019 by 10am to accept.

Wed. February 27th 2019 by 4pm

Students must go or appoint a proxy to the Language House location to select room.