Nicolson 5, 6, and 7 are home to both first-year and upper-class students living together in the hall community. Most first year student live in double rooms; single rooms house most upper-class students. The buildings are home to a community kitchen, study lounges, social lounges and performance space. The complex overlooks Foss Hill, a grassy scenic spot for lounging and socializing.
Upperclass students can apply to live in Japanese Hall, Film Hall, French Hall, and Single Sex floors during housing selection. First year students can also participate in Single Sex Floors.
Japanese Hall - Nicolson 5 (Lower Level)The mission of Japanese Hall is to inspire interest in the Japanese language and culture, and to provide opportunities for those who are already interested to share their knowledge and deepen their own understanding. The hall reflects the individual interests of the residents, and programs are based on both traditional events as well as pop culture.
Single Sex Floors - Nicolson 5 and 5.5 (1st and 2nd Floors)
The single sex floors are reserved for students who feel that they would benefit from an environment where they feel comfortable in an all-male or all-female environment. Open spaces for the rooms will be available to incoming first-year students. Single-Sex floors are available in Nicolson Hall in rooms 5103-5104, 5107-5114, 5203-5204, and 5207-5213. Please note that Nicolson has another section of the building that is listed as Nicolson 5.5, in which rooms are listed with "55" as their initial number designation, and these spaces are not included in single-sex housing.
Haven Hall - Nicolson 6 (Lower Level)
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.
French Hall - Nicolson 7 (Lower Level)
French Hall provides residents and the community the opportunity to expand their knowledge of French culture and to practice their French. The hall strives to maintain certain traditional activities, such as Café Candide, a cultural event started in 1983. Learning customs, recipes, and current events from Francophone countries has enabled students to broaden their own knowledge about French speaking areas.
The Substance-Free floor, a Community Based Living option of approximately 15 rooms, is located on the 3rd floor of Nicolson 7. This floor is a co-ed community that boasts a supportive and healthy living option for students. The residents who live in this area have agreed to abstain from the use of alcoholic beverages while on the floor; refrain from bringing these substances onto the floor; and pledge not to return to the floor under the influence of these substances. By choosing to live on the Substance-free Floor, you choose to participate in a substance-free lifestyle. Upon arrival, however, you will be required to sign a contract agreeing to these provisions.
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.