Centennial House

Located on the Harborside Campus, Centennial House is a co-op housing option focused on community leadership.135 Norwood Ave
Cranston, RI 02905

Open to JWU sophomores and juniors, Centennial House is a new, cooperative housing option focused on self-governance and community service. Students will work together to manage their own close-knit community and share a common interest in community service, completing one major community service project each term.

The house is fully furnished and features:

  • Space for approximately 35 residents
  • Mix of single and double bedrooms
  • Large, open kitchen and spacious dining room
  • Common spaces for gatherings and house events
  • Study lounge and laundry room
  • Outdoor space with the potential for a garden
  • On-site parking
  • Room rate: Tier 6
  • No meal plan (Wildcat Meals may be purchased from SFS)
  • Accessible via university bus route
  • See photos of building renderings and room layouts

Together with elected house officers, house members will:

  • Determine house rules and democratically make decisions affecting the house, including managing the house budget
  • Participate in daily operations, including routine cooking, cleaning and small maintenance projects (as needed)
  • Gather weekly to eat meals together
  • Participate regularly in community service projects scheduled throughout the term
  • Have the opportunity to stay in the house until graduation, as long as they remain in good standing

House Structure
Centennial House is a co-op. What does this mean for you? Residents share equally in the decision-making and upkeep of the house, including determining house rules and keeping the common areas clean and tidy. (Individuals are responsible for maintaining their personal spaces.)

Application Criteria
To be eligible for residency, you must be a rising sophomore or junior with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and no significant conduct record. Strong leadership and communication skills as well as prior community service experience are also recommended.

How to Apply
Please email the following documents to Residential Life:

Selected applicants will be contacted by a house officer and will participate in a group interview conducted by current house members. Details will be provided to those chosen to participate.

We welcome your questions or general inquiries about Centennial House. Get in touch.