Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. Should I read the constitution for the house?
A. Yes, reading the constitution is very important to understanding the House requirements and dynamics.
Q2. When are the deadlines for applications?
A. There is a mailing in February designating deadlines for the application process to the Theme Houses for the upcoming academic year. Deadlines and decisions for Theme House placement are made before the Roomdraw process begins. Once a student accepts a placement in a Theme House their Roomdraw application is withdrawn. Each House has a specific deadline for confirming your acceptance. However, after the initial deadline, Theme Houses continue to accept applications for a waiting list status to help fill any vacancies that might come up throughout the year.
Q3. Are there floor plans available?
A. Yes, there is a link to see the detailed floor plans on the Menu. Make sure to expand the picture in your browser to view specific room numbers--no room dimensions are given.
Q4. Is it possible to change a room in a theme house if I'm unhappy?
A. All internal house room changes occur under the guidence of the House President, the House Advisor, and the specific guidlines in the constitution. Once the decision has been made, the House President will contact the Residential Life Office so that the change can be made official and a new key issued.
Q5. How are the rooms assignments conducted?
A. Each house has its specific protocol, but the selection process occurs for each House after the College's Roomdraw process.
Q6. Are there regularly scheduled activities throughout the year in the house?
A. No, not really. There are Marsh Coffee Houses, but for the most part there are only campus events scheduled.
Q7. What are the responsibilities of the House President, the Resident Counselor, and the House advisor?
A. Each House constitution outlines the specific details for each of the roles these key individuals play in the house.