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Sutherland House

Viva Sutherland! Sutherland House features four floors of fantastic people that are committed to making this House into a Home. We are led by Dr. Helmuth, a professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, with a vision of an inclusive community that prioritizes our experiences and identity. Weekly, we build community with Sutherland Socials- casual get-togethers with the entire house that serve as a study break and a chance to learn about people from different floors. Sutherland also cares deeply about the tradition of the Cafecito, the Costa Rican experience of a midday break of coffee with friends and engaging conversation. Together with the RA staff and these intentional events, Sutherland House is an incredible place to live and a place where you fit in by virtue of being placed in this House.

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Signature programming at Sutherland House includes the following events:

  • Cafecitos: Professor Helmuth hosts Cafecitos several times a week, inspired by the Latin American coffee-hour tradition. There is always lively discussion and her famous hidden themes (we will explain when you get here!).  Keep your curiosity well nurtured as you encounter a wide range of ideas, people, and projects. Taking place online, for now, the conversation at Virtual Cafecitos is elegant and purposeful – all you need to do is show up, prepared to listen, and engage.
  • Sutherland Socials: From game nights, concerts, trivia games, and talent shows, movie-watching parties, and craft nights, Sutherland House honors the importance of a study break during their Sutherland Socials.  We make sure our residents hear essential information every first-year student needs to know.  Get to know our campus partners, too!  Check Instagram for notices about when these virtual gatherings will happen—we look forward to seeing you there.

House Leadership

House Programming & Advisory Council

Elections/appointments to the House Programming & Advisory Council occurs in late August and early September. For more details ask your RA staff or email Program Manager Roshaunda Ross-Orta.