Chavis House

Location: 10 Lee Avenue
Floors: 2
Coed: by Room
Room Types: Singles
Residents: 5
*Air Conditioning: No
On-Site Laundry Room: Yes; Shared with residents of the Spanish House
Assigned: by Application

The Chavis House is named for Washington and Lee University's first African American student, Reverend John Chavis. Reverend Chavis completed his studies at Liberty Hall (former name of Washington and Lee University) in 1799.  The common space in the Chavis House is considered open university space and is a central congregating point for many in the African American community.  In addition to providing student housing, the Chavis House provides a physical space on campus where African originated and African American (and other American ethnic/racial minority) cultures and traditions are actively appreciated. It is meant to be "open" space and the center for a meaningful social outlet and shared resource.

Each Bedroom Contains:
one twin XL (extra long) bed with mattress
one wooden desk
one desk chair
one dresser (4 drawers)
one closet
wireless internet
*XFINITY On CampusTM is included with on-campus housing!
*Note: Window Air Conditioning units require annual approval by the Student Health Center. See Upper-Division FAQs for specific guidelines pertaining to Window A/C approvals and installations.

Have a GPA .5 points greater than the automatic rule
Preference is given to active members of MSA, PRIDE, and other groups that promote diversity

Expectations of Residents:
Be neat, considerate, and willing to maintain and encourage the open environment the house enjoys
No smoking within 50 yards of the house
Adhere to the University Housing Alcohol policy
*Adopted by the Student Multicultural Advisory Committee

Floor Plans:
First Floor
Second Floor

Theme House Applications for 2016-2017 will be
accepted online March 1 - 13!

Application instructions will be posted here on March 1
Application Deadline: Sunday, March 13
Placements will be announced by Friday, March 18
Deadline to accept theme house placement: Friday, March 25
$150 Housing Deposit due to the Business Office by Tuesday, March 29 in order to avoid a hold on your class registration.

Contact Tammy Futrell, Associate Dean of Students and Dean of Seniors