Get Involved. Make the Most of I-House.
The I-House Program Office is here to create opportunities for residents to foster intercultural friendships and have fun through signature I-House events, student-initiated programs, trips and activities.
We accomplish this by working in collaboration with I-House residents, Resident Council, the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership, Resident Services and the greater UC Berkeley Community in order to build meaningful connections between I-House and its many stakeholders.
We will update this page with opportunities as they arise throughout the year.
Looking forward to working with you!
Coffee Hour proposals must be submitted at least two weeks before your proposed date. You must have a group of at least three I-House residents helping with the coordination, they do not have to be from the same country.
The Program Office supports meetups by publicizing the event to residents and providing a small budget to help with snacks and the kick-off and closing sessions. We also help residents secure space at I-House for meetups, generally in the student spaces of I-House (Gamble Lounge, Game Room, floor lounges, Great Hall). We have a limited amount of equipment and supplies that are available for short-term checkout.
Past examples of meetups have included resident-led yoga and dance classes, game nights, pick-up sports games, pop-up art exhibitions, and movie nights. Meetups are open to the entire I-House community as well as outside guests, at the discretion of the lead resident and in compliance with the I-House Community Standards.
Please note that for meetups, the Program Office cannot provide staffing, any equipment that requires staff oversight, or access to non-resident areas of I-House. If you're looking to host a larger-scale event with a bigger budget, please fill out the form for a Resident-Initiated Event Proposal.
SUNDAY SUPPER - FEBRUARY 11, 1-9PM
Audition Applications Due: Wednesday, January 31, 5pmCalling all poets, musicians, magicians, dancers, and other performers! Show your talent at Sunday Supper this fall and perform in the I-House Auditorium.
1. Make a one-minute to three-minute video that shows the specific song, dance, poem, or other performance you would like to present for Sunday Supper.
2. Submit your video and fill out this audition application no later than Wednesday, January, 5pm.3. Rehearsals: There is a mandatory rehearsal on February, 11, 1-4pm (your group will be schedule for a specific rehearsal slot). Please make sure that everyone in your group can be available during this time. There is additional rehearsal time in the auditorium on February 4, 1-4pm.
Past examples of resident-initiated events include Chinese calligraphy classes, Paint and Sip night, tickets to musicals, shows, and museums, sightseeing to Alcatraz and other local attractions, and more.
In order to successfully organize and publicize an event, you must submit your proposal at least three weeks in advance. More complex events (involving transportation off-site, reservations, etc.) require at least three residents as part of the organizing team and may require more lead time. Please note that the execution and scheduling of Resident-Initiated Events also depends on the other programming going on at I-House.