College Houses’ tours function differently than most student housing providers because we are a co-op! Our houses elect an officer, the Membership Coordinator, whose responsibility is to coordinate tours. The Membership Coordinators are residents of the house with elected responsibilities; they are not staff. The College Houses office does give or coordinate tours. We are not able to provide tours requested on short notice.
To schedule a tour, email the Membership Coordinator of that house asking what times are they available to give tours. Their emails can be found on our contact page. Please keep in mind that the Membership Coordinators are co-op members with other responsibilities and busy schedules. It will be helpful if you can plan ahead and be flexible when scheduling your tour.
If you know a resident, they can also give you a tour. Residents are encourage to give tours because they can get a referral rent credit if referenced.
Steps to get a tour
- Explore which houses you are interested in.
- Email the Membership Coordinators of those houses asking for the best time for a tour.
- Wait for a response. If you do not get a response within one week, you may email our staff as well. Staff cannot give tours, but we may be able to help connect you to a tour guide if there is a communication lapse.
- Meet (either physically or virtually) at the agreed upon time and enjoy the first-hand info provided by a current resident!