Admission Guidelines and Application
Students interested in living in La Casa must fill out the online application form and submit it by the appropriate deadline. Each term the deadline for the La Casa application will be one week (7 days) prior to the deadline for Affinity house rosters to be turned in at the Housing Office. Check the Important Deadlines from the Office of Residential Life. Use this link to apply.
In selecting students to live at La Casa from the pool of applicants, the Advisory Council will consider the following:
- The applicant’s competence in Spanish or Portuguese. Spanish and Portuguese are the official languages spoken at La Casa. A student must be able to communicate in Spanish or Portuguese sufficiently to profit from living at La Casa and contribute to the learning of other residents. An oral interview is conducted as part of the application procedure.
- The applicant’s academic interest in the Spanish language and in Hispanic and/or Luso-Brazilian cultures.
- The applicant’s major. Preference will be given to students whose major involves some aspect of Hispanic and/or Luso-Brazilian languages and cultures.
- The applicant’s class. If two or more applicants’ qualifications are judged equal, preference may be given to a senior.
- Date of application. In a choice among many equally qualified applicants, preference will be given to the applicant who has filed her/his application at the earliest date.
- Preference will be given to students who are currently residing at La Casa, assuming they have maintained those qualifications which gained them admission in the first place and have met the standards of behavior outlined below.
Students interested in living in La Casa must also read carefully the La Casa House Programming Contract at the time of the oral interview. Approval of an application to live in La Casa means admission to the house, without specification of room or type of room. Costs of rooms are comparable to those of similar ones in other dormitories, and they are determined by the Office of Residential Life. La Casa can house a total of 10 students and one faculty advisor-in-residence.