Dureyea Hall

Special Interest and Affinity Housing

Check out the Special Interest (SPINT) and Affinity Houses for 2020-2021

Special Interest Housing

Theme housing provides a vibrant community option for students to live with people who share their interests and passions. SPINT encourages groups of students to come together around a shared social or intellectual idea while simultaneously contributing to the life of the College. The members of each house work with a faculty mentor to set goals for the year, create and execute programs, and recruit new members for the house. SPINT is an entirely student-run program; students propose and select the house themes, recruit and select future residents, and create their own events. The SPINT Program Coordinators, or PCs, serve as the student leaders in each house who work together, along with the Senior Associate of Residence Life, to enhance the experience of the individual students in their house, the rest of the SPINT network, and the entire campus community.

  • Gaming & Technology
  • International Culture
  • Writing & the Arts

Students approved to Study Abroad Fall 2020 may not apply. Questions about the SPINT program? Email SPINT@ursinus.edu.

Affinity Housing

Affinity Housing for 2019-2020 includes Hillel House, Queer House, and Africana Studies and American History*. These houses offer students who self-identify within a marginalized group to live together in community. All Affinity Housing rooms and restrooms are gender inclusive.

* Special note: The Africana Studies and American History affinity house will continue the legacy of the community that currently resides in Cloake. As the community transitions from the SPINT program to Affinity Housing, next year’s residents will be given the opportunity to envision a new name, and we will determine the house location based upon student interest.