230 Washington Street will be home to two program houses in 2017-18: Art House and Film House.
Art House will be a vibrant, enthusiastic, welcoming, artistic home and community. Art House will serve as a space for creating, displaying, and discussing the visual arts for its residents and guests. By bringing together diverse and unique creative energies from all around campus, Art House will foster free-thinking, open-mindedness, along with inquisitive and bold expression. Art House will engage in the Wesleyan and Middletown communities by using art as a powerful unifying tool. Art House will thrive off of the collaborative spirit of its participants, and exists as a place for sharing.
Film House is a creative environment for filmmakers and film lovers to live and work together, and use their shared knowledge and interest to further both their film and academic careers. Through this house, film enthusiasts build strong friendships, produce high-quality student films, hold study groups for film classes, and share their love of films with the student body. Film House constructs a living and learning environment that brings together students with this shared interest and helps foster their talents and personal growth.
Housing built before 1978 may contain lead-based paint. Lead from paint, paint chips, and dust can pose health hazards if not taken care of properly. Lead exposure is especially harmful to young children and pregnant women. Before renting pre-1978 housing, landlords must disclose the presence of known lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards in the dwelling. Tenants must also receive a Federally approved pamphlet on lead poisoning prevention. The pamphlet may be viewed at: http://www.hud.gov/offices/lead/library/enforcement/pyf_eng.pdf. The University recognizes that any housing built prior to 1978 may contain lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards. By accepting your housing contract, you are affirming that you have reviewed the pamphlet Protect Your Family from Lead In Your Home.
All Wesleyan housing was built before 1978 with the exception of the following: Bennet Hall, Fauver Apartments, 19 Fountain Avenue, 20 Fountain Avenue, 25 Fountain Avenue, 231 Pine Street, and 14 Warren Street.