Language Houses

Special Interest Communities

Special Interest Communities provide a learning experience and opportunity to connect in small communities beyond the classroom.  Residents in a Special Interest house with a full kitchen are not required to enroll in a dining plan but have the option to do so.  Rising sophomores, rising juniors, and rising seniors may apply to various departments during the month of February and are selected before the campus wide Room Draw season.  Rosters for the 2016-2017 academic year will be completed and submitted to Residential Life by March 8, 2016.  The room cost for specialty houses and areas, except the Eco House, is $3110 per semester and $6220 per academic year.  The room cost for the Eco House is $3010 per semester; $6020 per academic year. 

Special Interest Community Locations and Application Deadlines. 

Deadlines  for 2017-2018 will be posted in January. 

List of house interest type, location, capacity and application deadline
HouseAddressCapacityApplication Deadline
All Gender House Kirk Hall, Section 4 10
Arabic House 176 Vernon Street 4 March 1, 2016
Cultural House 37 Macalester Street 11 February 29, 2016
Eco House 200 Vernon Street 4 Monday, March 7, 2016
Healthy Living Community 30 Macalester Street 33 March 28, 2016
Interfaith House Kirk Hall, Section 8 11 March 1, 2016
Summit House 1576 Summit Avenue 12 March 21, 2016
Veggie Co-Op Stadium Hall 19 noon, February 27, 2016