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Theme Housing


Do you want to live with a group of students who share the same interests?

Do you have a desire to share a hobby or interest with other students on campus?

Do you want to live in a community where others will be sharing some of their interests with you?


If you considered answering yes to any of these questions, then Theme Housing is for you!!

What is Theme Housing?

Theme Housing is an opportunity for groups of 4, 6, or 8 sophomore, junior, or senior students of the same gender to live with others that share the same interests as they do. Each quad has the opportunity to share their interest with other students on campus by putting on a program each semester about their interest/theme. 

Where is Theme Housing located?

Themes are housed in quads in Thomas More Hall and in the Mother Jones House. Both of these opportunities allow for students to live in an environment that allows them to better engage and share their interests with each other and other students at Wheeling Jesuit. Click on the links above to learn more about the communities where Theme Housing is located.

What is the process for applying and being selected for Theme Housing?

Theme Housing selection takes place in the Spring semester of each year just prior to housing selection for the rest of campus. Flyers are hung up in the residence halls and announcements are placed on the Residence Life website and on the This Is News To Me weekly newsletter. Applications will be available on-line and in the Residence Life office.

What are some of the advantages of Theme Housing?

  1. You have the opportunity to live with other people who share the same interests/hobby.
  2. You have the opportunity to develop your interest/hobby with the help of others you live with.
  3. You have the opportunity to share your interest/hobby with other students, raising an awareness and appreciation for your interest/hobby in others.
  4. You have additional resources to explore your interest/hobby through your Resident Assistant, Resident Director and the Office of Residence Life and Student Conduct.
  5. Theme Housing applications are submitted, interviewed, selected and placed in their housing assignments before the Spring Houing Lottery. You will know where you live before other students select their housing for the following year. 

What are some of the themes that have been used in the past?

  • Pittsburgh Sports
  • Healthy Living
  • Exercising Encouragement
  • Movie Appreciation
  • Music Appreciation
  • Service and Volunteering
  • Sports and Recreation

For more details regarding Theme Housing, please contact the Office of Residence Life and Student Conduct at reslife@wju.edu.

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