Applications are normally due in November for the following academic year. The application must be filed directly through the Student Housing Office: http://www.virginia.edu/housing/ and not through the French Department.
Please see the Housing Office website for important information about deadlines and the application process.
The Housing Office application form includes a few questions to be answered briefly in French.
The selection process is conducted by the French Department’s Maison Française director in consultation with other faculty. After the Housing Office has processed the applications, they share the files with the Maison director: do not send any portion of the application directly to the French Department! Preference is given to a) students who show dedication to learning French and b) returning students.
If you miss the application deadline, but would like to be considered for a room at the French House, please write to the Maison Française director, who will send you an application form. Qualified applicants will be added to a wait list and often are able to obtain a room.