Haven House is for student groups who have historically been socioeconomically marginalized on campus: low-income, first-generation, and international students who do not go home during breaks for reasons of employment, costs and time related to travel, or not having housing outside of Wesleyan University. Haven House also benefits from tight community relationships within the international and first-generation student coalition groups as they seek out resources and community at Wesleyan. For break housing, residents benefit by not feeling isolated during times when there are few students on campus, having use of a kitchen and common space in a house-like community, and being connected to supportive resources on campus.
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.