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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 International Fellows facilitate conversation hours, movie nights, cultural celebrations, cooking classes and many other activities for all residents.

The language houses are located in residence halls that are ADA accessible in order for students of all abilities to have the opportunity to participate in our language houses programs. The Arabic, Chinese and Japanese Houses are in Landrum Hall. The French, German, Hispanic, Italian, and Russian Houses are in Hardy Hall. Please take some time to carefully review the recent updates to the housing process for next year.

Students interested in residing in one of these houses for the 2023-2024 academic year must:

  2023-2024 Language House Application Timeline

Thursday, December 1, 2022 Language House Application available on-line. Application deadline January 27 by 5pm
Friday, January 27, 2023 Deadline for submitting Language House Application on-line by 5pm
Monday, January 30, 2023 Read and sign a 2023-24 W&M Housing contract as part of the housing application. Due by January 14, 2023 by 5pm.
Monday, January 30, 2023 Sign-up email for interview time slots sent in to all applicants.
February 1, 2 & 3, 2023 Interviews for Language Houses conducted by LH Advisor. Applicants who have already signed the 2023-24 Housing Contract by their interview will have preference over those who have not.
Monday, February 6, 2023 Acceptance e-mails sent out (5pm) to chosen applicants.
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 Deadline for students to confirm their acceptance into a Language House by 5pm.
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 Alternates will be contacted with a deadline of 24 hours to accept their invitation to lie in the Language House. 2023-24 Housing Contract signed.
Thursday, February 16, 2023 Students will be emailed their room selection time slot from Residence Life that afternoon.
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 Room Selection Day via Housing Portal.

*Dates may be subject to change. Please visit this website regularly to have the most up to date information.