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 participate in Residential College and Single Sex Floors.
Residential College - Nicolson 6 (1st and 2nd Floors)
The Residential College, now in its second year, offers first year students unique faculty-student interaction in a community that bridges the academic and residential experience. Octavio Flores-Cuadra, a professor in Romance Languages and Literatures, along with two student peer-advisors, serves as pre-major advisor to all residents living in this area and collaborates with the RAs to sponsor events that provide opportunities for intellectual, artistic and social learning. Prof. Flores-Cuadra keeps in close contact with residents throughout both semesters, and is available to answer questions and refer them to other departments, as he advises them on their successful academic performance as well as their integration into campus life. In addition, this advisor is proactive in introducing students to academic resources on campus. Students are expected to participate in programs and community service projects sponsored by the Residential College. Students who choose to be part of this program will reside in Nicolson Hall for their first two years.
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.
Film Hall - Nicolson 6 (Lower Level)
Film Hall 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 hall, 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 Hall constructs a living and learning environment that brings together students with this shared interest and helps foster their talents and personal growth.
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.
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.