The French House is one of the best kept educational secrets on campus. The residents are so busy enjoying themselves, they don’t always realize that they’re perfecting their French.

—Paul Rockwell, Professor of French


A photo of the King residence hall in spring The French House is an academic theme community that is located in King Hall on the Amherst College campus.

It was founded:

  1. To create a residential environment for students interested in developing and exercising their skills in the French language; 
  2. To provide a forum in which all francophones at Amherst College can engage in activities conducted in French that are related to French language and culture; 
  3. To establish an organizational structure that seeks to provide opportunities for interested members of the College community to familiarize themselves with various aspects of French language and culture.

Contact Information

For any questions concerning the French House, please contact: Assistant Professor of French Raphaël Sigal.


An aerial photo of the war memorial and Mount Holyoke in the distance

French House Constitution

Please read the French House Constitution for more information on the purpose of the house, what is expected of its members and other important information.

French House FAQ