Fiske House (Modern Languages and Cultures Living Learning Community)

Fiske House

The Basics

Fiske House is a small Residence Hall that is part of the Modern Languages and Cultures' International Language Living and Learning area—I-Space. This living area is designated for students studying the French, German, or Spanish language. Its goals are to promote second-language acquisition and to encourage international awareness among its residents and the campus at large. Selection for residency in this living area is based on a declared major or minor in French, German, or Spanish, previous or current participation in an off-campus program of study in any country where French, German, or Spanish is spoken, and previous or current study of foreign language. Students enrolled in Japanese courses may also apply to live in Fiske. Students pledge to speak the intended language within their living quarters. Eligible students can earn .25 unit for residency in Fiske House for one semester and active participation in weekly programs in the student's respective language house as well as in cultural events for all Fiske residents.

Room Furnishings

Per Student:

  • XL twin size bed (80” x 36”)
  • May be bunked or placed as individuals
  • Desk and chair
  • Either a chest of drawers (three-drawer unit) or a wardrobe/armoire

Per Room:

  • Cable TV hookup
  • Mini blinds
  • Carpet

Building your own loft is prohibited. All College furniture must remain in the room throughout the entire academic year.

Board Plan

Students in Fiske House must select 1 of 3 Residence Hall Block Plans. Please see the Dining Services page for more information.

House Amenities

  • Community restrooms
    • One on each floor (gender specific)
  • Mini blinds
  • Furnished and carpeted lounge area
    • Sofas, lounge chairs, end tables, etc.
  • Kitchenette
    • Stove
    • Sink
    • Refrigerator
  • Laundry Machines
    • One washer and one dryer (free of charge)
    • Located on the basement level

Albion College cleans the restrooms and common areas.

Internet Access

Fiske House has wireless access throughout the building. Wired connections are available upon request (submit work order request to the Helpdesk to be connected).

Key Access

Fiske House is set up with a card system that allows students to use their Albion1Card as a key to their residential building as well as their individual room.

Community Living Staff

Area Coordinator (AC)

  • A full-time professional staff member hired through the Office of Community Living.
  • Fiske House AC resides on first South of Mitchell Towers and oversees Mitchell Towers, Fiske House, Ingham Hall, Dean Hall, Munger, Munger Annex and Apartments.

Resident Assistant (RA)

  • An upper-class student leader hired through the Office of Residential Life
  • Fiske RA also oversees Ingham Hall.

Use of Tobacco Products

Fiske House is a smoke-free facility. For more information about our Smoking Policy, please see page 85 in our 2018-2019 Student Handbook.

Emergency Telephone Locations

Fiske House has one emergency telephone location that is a direct line to Campus Safety:

  1. South exterior door (Cass street side)

Please see Campus Safety's Emergency Telephone Location Map for all emergency telephone locations.

Room Sign Up Requirements

Fiske House residents are selected by a semester-by-semester basis by the Language Learning Housing Selection Committee. Students interested in living in Fiske House must apply during the Special Interest Housing phase of the Room Selection Process. Approved individuals will be assigned to a specific room and roommate by the Language Learning Housing Selection Committee.

Fiske House Applications for the Spring 2020 are due 9:00 am on Monday, October 28.   If you have questions, please email Community Living at

For information on room rates, please see the Accounting Office's Tuition & Fees page.

Physical Address:

703 E. Cass Street
Albion, MI 49224

Floor Plans

Fiske House: First Floor Layout
Fiske House: Second Floor Layout