Theme Housing

Are you interested in broadening your campus living experience? Theme housing is a unique living opportunity provided to upper-division students at W&L. Students taking advantage of this opportunity are afforded experiences that center around a variety of organizational, cultural, and personal interests. Students reside in theme houses for the purpose of bonding around, and sharing with the campus community, a common theme. Each house, its theme, and amenities are unique. There is a Residence Life staff member assigned to each house who, in addition to fulfilling administrative tasks, is responsible for building community through programming as well as advocating for their community’s needs and interests. A faculty or staff member at W&L who embraces the theme also serves as an adviser to each theme house. Take a look below at all of the great theme houses and their unique characteristics.

Each year during winter term, rising sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply to theme house living prior to general housing selection. These applications are reviewed by house advisers and/or Residence Life staff in order to determine occupancy for the next academic year. For questions about theme house applications or the assignment process, please email housing@wlu.edu.

ARC (Arts, Recreation and Culture) House

Location: 205 E Washington Street
Floors: 3
Coed: by Room
Room Types: Singles and Doubles
Residents: 17
Air Conditioning: No
On-Site Laundry Room: Yes
Assigned: by Application

Casa Hispanica

Location: 4 Lee Avenue
Floors: 3
Coed: by Room
Room Types: Singles
Residents: 9
Air Conditioning: Yes
On-Site Laundry Room: No; Residents of Casa Hispanica share use of the Chavis House laundry room
Assigned: by Application

Chavis House

Location: 10 Lee Avenue
Floors: 2
Coed: by Room
Room Types: Singles
Residents: 5
Air Conditioning: Yes
On-Site Laundry Room: Yes; Shared with the residents of Casa Hispanica
Assigned: by Application

eSports House

Location: 101 N Jefferson Street
Floors: 3
Coed: By Room
Room Types: Singles
Residents: 17
Air Conditioning: No
On-Site Laundry Room: Yes
Assigned: by Application

Global Service House

Location: 106 Lee Avenue
Floors: 3
Coed: by Room
Room Types: Singles and Doubles
Residents: 18
Air Conditioning: No
On-Site Laundry Room: Yes
Assigned by: Application

Nuestro Hogar Latino

Coed: by Room
Room Types: Singles
Residents: 3
Air Conditioning: No
On-Site Laundry Room: Yes
Assigned by: Application

Outing Club House

Location: 203 East Washington Street
Floors: 2
Coed: by Room
Room Types: Singles and Doubles
Residents: 6
Air Conditioning: No
On-Site Laundry Room: Yes
Assigned: by Application

Sankofa House

Location: 11 N Jefferson Street
Floors: 3
Coed: by Room
Room Types: Singles
Residents: 27
Air Conditioning: No
On-Site Laundry Room: Yes
Assigned: by Application

Sustainability House

Location: 218 E Nelson Street
Floors: 3
Coed: By Room
Room Types: Doubles/Single
Residents: 16
Air Conditioning: No
On-Site Laundry Room: Yes
Assigned: by Application

19 University Place

Location: 19 University Place
Floors: 2
Coed: By Room
Room Types: Singles
Residents: 5
Air Conditioning: No
On-Site Laundry Room: Yes
Assigned: by Application