As a resident of the West Campus Programming (Lourdes, Tau or Maria), a student belongs to one of seven houses. The West Campus Programming system follows the successful pattern of Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard by organizing the residence halls into houses that provide the structure for activities and government as well as provide a sense of belonging. We want students to make a House their Home.
Each house has a name and a coat of arms. Approximately 80 to 100 students and two or three Resident Assistants belong to each house. Each house elects their House Committee and sends it representatives to Hall Council.
Aquila House is located in the Tau Center. Named after a constellation found in the Milky Way. Aquila means Eagle. Spring 2012 House Competition winner.
Eridanus House is located on first and second floors in Maria Hall. Named after a constellation found in the southern sky. Eridanus is the River.
Hydra House is located on the first and second floors on the north side of Lourdes Hall. Named after the constellation that represents a twisting snake found in Greek mythology. Fall 2013 winners!
Octans House is located on the third and fourth floors in Maria Hall. Named after the constellation at the celestial south pole. An octant is a measuring instrument used in navigation.
Pyxis House is located on first and second floors on the south side of Lourdes Hall. Named after a constellation found in the southern sky. Pyxis means compass. Fall 2012 House Competition winner!
Vela House is located on third floor on the south side of Lourdes Hall. Named after the old constellation Argo Navis, the ship of the Argonauts. Vela is the sails. Spring 2010 House Competition winner!
Volans House is located on the third floor on the north side of Lourdes Hall. Named after a constellation in the southern sky. Volans is the flying fish.