I-House will begin charging room fees beginning on your check in date submitted in your application. You are not allowed to change this arrival date unless it is permitted. This request must be done in writing at least 4 weeks prior to arrival to be considered. Changes are subject to approval by the Admissions Office.
Check-out dates are tentatively set for the last day of the Academic Year. If you plan to stay after the date listed, you will be able to apply to do so later in the Academic Year; if you plan to leave earlier than the date listed, please advise the Admissions Office as the Cancellation Policy applies.
Retrieve a luggage cart, place your belongings on it and leave it in the care of the Claremont Desk Attendant.
Visit Bursar Services on the 1st floor (Open Mon.-Fri. 9am to 7pm & Sat. 9am to 3pm).
Make payment of your full semester charges.
Receive your I-House ID card and key(s).
Sign Resident Membership Agreement.
Retrieve your belongings from the Claremont Desk Attendant and go to your room.
Complete the Room Inventory Sheet (found on the desk in your room) and submit it to the Facilities Department located on the A floor near the Claremont reception desk.
If you arrive when Bursar Services is closed you will receive a temporary ID and key valid for 3 business days. You must visit Bursar Services within 3 business days to complete the steps above. After 3 business days your temporary key will expire. There are no exceptions to this rule.
What to Bring
Furnished rooms include a full size bed, desk, chair, dresser, bookcase, lamp, linens, blanket, pillow and towel. Apartments come furnished with a dining table and chairs, stove/oven and refrigerator.
Kitchen items including dishes, silverware, pots & pans, cooking utensils, etc.
Area rug for your room
Broom/Mop and other cleaning supplies
Fan or air conditioner
Although I-House rooms are not air conditioned, residents are permitted to buy their own air conditioners (5000-7000 BTUs). The units must be approved and installed and removed by I-House Facilities staff (additional fees apply). Air conditioners are available to rent from I-House Facilities.
Extra bedding & towels
Personal toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.)
Decorative items to personalize your room
You may purchase many of these items locally. We recommend you prioritize your needs to avoid bringing unnecessary items, as space in your room will quickly fill up!
Furniture of any kind not already provided by I-House
Dangerous items such as weapons or explosives
Mattress (exceptions granted by Facilities Management for documented medical reasons with at least 5 days prior notice)
You may also choose to not bring the following items, which can be borrowed at I-House:
Clothing irons (for use in the laundry room)
Residents at an Ice Cream Social in 2019.
What to Bring
I-House is proud to offer need-based financial aid to Residents to assist with expenses. These opportunities are made possible through the generous support of corporations, foundations and individuals such as alumni and trustees. These gifts ensure that International House is able to maintain the exceptional geographic, cultural and economic diversity that is central to the mission.
Awards range from $1,000 for one semester to $6,500 for the academic year. There are a variety of funds available each with different criteria.
Click the “Learn more about financial aid” button below to find the fund for you and the details regarding the application.
As a Resident at I-House, you are not a tenant and International House is not a landlord. You are a member of a community devoted to a mission. Community life is different than living independently—each Resident Member has duties and responsibilities to others in the community. Understanding and respect for community norms and practices, along with some degree of compromise in the face of individual desires, is required.