Davis International House
Located at 7/9 Howard Street, Davis International House is one of several house structures on campus, and is currently a space for Theme Houses. Theme Houses at Wheaton College are small communities that apply to live together with a common purpose or passion, and collaboratively share their theme with the larger Wheaton community. Through the diversity of personal experiences and academic pursuits, houses strive to enrich both their own and their fellow students’ co-curricular and academic learning. They are an active and available resource educating and raising awareness within the Wheaton Community as it pertains to their respective missions. They afford a uniquely focused form of experiential learning that holistically represents the liberal arts traditions of Wheaton College, and allow residents to experience more independent and unique living within the bounds of the Honor Code and Residential Life Community Standards.
Wheaton College purchased the house in 1992 and was generously renovated by Diana Davis Spencer in 2009. It was previously used as a gift shop and for faculty/staff housing. Davis House strives to embody the values that founded the UWC Movement, namely: intercultural understanding, civic responsibility, and leadership. Each semester, Davis House accepts applications from all Wheaton students, international or American, for whom those ideas resonate. Exceptional campus leaders, students passionate about issues of social justice, and those interested in engaging with cultures and perspectives from all over the world will find a home here.