Residence Life

Division of Student Services

On-campus Housing

Language Houses

Department faculty, Language Scholars, and Residence Life staff will review all completed applications for residency in the language houses. It is strongly encouraged that applicants attend the Theme and Language Houses Fair which occurs in the Spring prior to the Housing Lottery process. At the fair, you will be able to engage in discussion about what it means to live in a language house, and the additional responsibilities and opportunities there are. If you are unable to attend and have questions or just need more information, please contact Julia Nicholson, the Resident Director for the Language Houses.

Spring 2015 Language House Application Timeline

2/17 Theme and Language House Fair
2/20 Applications available online
3/1 Applications due
3/10 Accepted residents invited to join the house via email
3/20 Deadline for invited residents to accept placement
3/31-4/2 Theme and Language Housing Lottery

Language House Responsibilities

Language houses are different from other residence halls on campus. In such a close-knit community, communication and teamwork are essential. Residents will meet weekly to plan, organize, and attend activities. These events support the mission of the Language House by generating interest and awareness of the language and the social, political, and cultural impact of the language-speaking countries within the student body.  

Here is a list of Language House activities that you will work as a team to plan and/or participate in. It is an unique and rewarding experience and will require a time commitment every week.  

  • Eagerness to improve language skills 
  • Semester, campus-wide cultural event
  • Bringing performers and speakers to campus
  • Weekly to monthly weekend open to the community house events
  • Language Dinner table
  • Movie Nights
  • Attending house meetings
  • Prompt communication with HA and other house members

 If you have any questions please feel free to email the RD for the language houses.

Contact Res Life
Phone: 503/777-7536
Fax: 503/517-7691
Office: 28 West,
5436 SE 28th Ave.

Amy Schuckman

Assistant Dean

Clea Taylor

Director of Housing


8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.;
closed noon–1 p.m.


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