Magis Row

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Magis Row is an independent living learning community for students to pursue individual passions through the infusion of academics, service, and daily life. Reflecting on the Jesuit value of “Magis,” students consider how to ask “more” of themselves and others. This unique residential experience encompasses a continued commitment to personal growth through community engagement, social awareness, and leadership development with a dedication to service.

Learning Outcomes and/or Goals

Magis Row strives to create a dynamic community where residents interact with one another, identifying intersecting interests among a diverse, passionate group.

Although each Magis Row house has its own unique theme, we strive to foster a comfortable, inclusive community in which everyone has a voice.

Magis Row is an independent living learning community where residents can pursue individual passions through the infusion of academic and service. This unique residential experience encompasses a continued commitment to personal growth through community involvement, social awareness, and the development of leaders dedicated to service while ever striving toward magis.

In order to apply to Magis Row, each group must have a student coordinator. Note: You can only apply in groups of 4 and 5. The student coordinator will serve as the liaison between the group members and the Office of Residential Living. In order to start an application, the coordinator will need to:

  • Create a group, username and password. Click the “Create a new group” feature below. Note: You can only apply in groups of 4 or 5.
  • Share the username and password with the rest of the group members, and make sure that the members add themselves to the group by clicking the “Add yourself to a group” feature below. Note: make sure all members use the correct username and password created by the student coordinator.
  • Once all members are in the group, the coordinator needs to verify the group. This is done by clicking the “Verify group” feature below.
  • Once the group is verified, all members need to make sure to complete the essay questions of the application. Note: application questions can only be accessed after the group is verified. Please click on the Magis Row tab, on the navigation/numbered line, to access the application questions and make sure to complete the questions fully.
  • Lastly, the coordinator is the person that needs to schedule the interview using the interview time slot feature in the application. The Office of Residential Living will be in contact with the coordinator with updates as needed.

Applications should ONLY be submitted by members who will live in the community in the Fall of 2020. You will have the opportunity to discuss study abroad switches during Magis Row interviews.

LLC Leadership

House Staff/Faculty Advisor & Community Director: Kendall Valente

Magis Row FAQs

Yes – All Magis Row houses are required to have an advisor who is either a University faculty or staff member. The advisor provides guidance for the house throughout their year on Magis Row and occasionally assists with facilitating events as well.

Residents do not pick which house they will reside in. House placement is determined by the Magis Row selection committee, including the Community Director, based on the size and needs of the group.

Yes, residents of each house are asked to determine who will live in each bedroom. Please note residents residing in singles will be charged a higher rate.

Returning houses are not guaranteed the same house. House placement is determined by the Magis Row selection committee, including the Community Director, based on the size and needs of the group.

We encourage students to apply with a group that can commit to Magis Row for the full academic year to ensure a depth of programming. Occasionally, room switches mid-year are approved for a variety of reasons, such as study abroad or medical purposes. For more information, please contact the Community Director.

Like other residence halls at Georgetown University, the Magis Row houses are not co-ed and students apply in single-sex groups.

Magis Row is only open to Junior and Senior level students. First-year and sophomore students are not eligible to live in the townhouses, including Magis Row.

You can apply with the same theme as a graduating house (be sure to complete the new application as the returner application is reflective). We recommend reaching out to the current residents to learn about their theme and see if their focus is a good fit for your group. Applying for the same theme does not guarantee that your group will be accepted or placed in the same house. House placement is determined by the Magis Row selection committee, including the Community Director, based on the size and needs of the group.

Current Houses

  • URBAN
  • World First
  • Womxn in the Arts
  • Women Stand House
  • STEAM
  • SPRIG
  • Men Stand House
  • IdentiTECH
  • Asian American Home

Previous Houses

2018 – 2019 Houses

  • Agape House
  • Contemplation in Cuisine House
  • Frontier House
  • Hidden Figures (STEAM) House
  • Men’s STAND (Socioeconomic Ties and Network of Dialogue)
  • Women’s STAND (Socioeconomic Ties and Network of Dialogue)
  • Q.U.E.E.N. House
  • U.R.B.A.N. (Under-Represented Brothers from Across the Nation) Legacy House
  • Women in Tech House

2017 – 2018 Houses

  • Art House
  • Contemplation in Action
  • Flourishing House
  • Grátia Pléna
  • Queen House
  • Sustainability in Dress
  • Men’s STAND (Socioeconomic Ties and Network of Dialogue)
  • U.R.B.A.N. (Under-Represented Brothers from Across the Nation) Legacy House
  • Women’s STAND (Socioeconomic Ties and Network of Dialogue)

2016 – 2017 Houses

  • Caritas
  • House of Books
  • Human Trafficking in America
  • Intersectional Feminism
  • Intersectional Labor Justice House
  • John and Alicia Nash House
  • Meditation House
  • Queen House
  • Rooted
  • The Anchor House
  • U.R.B.A.N: Under-Represented Brothers from Across the Nation

2015 – 2016 Houses

  • Global Development Incubator
  • House of Books
  • Intersectional Feminism
  • Magnificat: Catholic Women and Spirituality House
  • QUEEN House
  • Rooted
  • Student-Worker Solidarity House
  • The Lighthouse
  • Turbulent Middle East
  • U.R.B.A.N: Under-Represented Brothers from Across the Nation
  • Women Policy Makers: Manu Propria

2014 – 2015 Houses

  • Immigrant’s Home
  • Female Empowerment/ Terra Incognita House
  • Magnificat/ Catholic Women & Spirituality
  • Justice As A Movement
  • Proactive Living and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Meditation House
  • Women Policy Makers
  • Renaissance House
  • Intersectional Feminism
  • SPARK (Students Passionate about Academic Research and Knowledge)
  • The Tree HAUS/ Hoyas Altering Urban Space

2011 – 2014 Houses

2013 – 2014 Houses

  • Catholic Education and Understanding
  • Contemplation in Action
  • Education for Social Change
  • El Hogar del Poder Latino (HPL)
  • Patrick Healy House
  • Renaissance House
  • Terra Incognita
  • The Leader Innovating for Tomorrow (LIFT)
  • Women in Science

2012 – 2013 Houses

  • Catholic Social Teaching
  • Contemplation in Action
  • Patrick Healy House
  • Four Corners
  • Hinduism and Modern Issues
  • GU Men United
  • Latinas Advancing DC Youth (LADY)
  • LightHouse
  • La Casita
  • Renaissance House
  • Reverse GreenHouse
  • Social Change and the Entrepreneurial Spirit

2011 – 2012 Houses

  • Contemplation in Action (Male)
  • Contemplation in Action (Female)
  • La Casita
  • Cooking with a Conscience
  • Women United
  • Education for Social Change
  • The Body Positive House
  • Georgetown Urban Arts Patrons
  • Georgetown Urban Arts Patrons
  • Catholic Social Justice Teaching (Female)
  • Catholic Social Justice Teaching (Male)
  • Four Corners
  • Engagement in Community
  • Generational House
  • Promise DC