Community Events

Community Events and Programs

The I-House Center for Intercultural Leadership Programs (CILP) Office creates opportunities for residents to foster intercultural friendships and have fun through an array of programming, which has included signature I-House events, educational and cross-cultural programs, resident-initiated events, and off-campus trips. 

Nayeli Vivanco, Vice President

Manita Rana Magar, Leadership Programs Coordinator

Adeline Diaz, Leadership Programs Coordinator

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DiversiTEA & Coffee Hour

Brazilian DiversiTEA and Coffee Hour

Residents have traditionally gathered in the Great Hall for coffee and treats each Wednesday evening. Residents have sponsored special-themed coffee hours that feature their home countries’ cultural themes, music, and culinary specialties.

New Resident Orientation Retreats

New Resident Orientation Retreats

Orientation Retreats have traditionally been an overnight retreat for new residents that helps them make the most of life at I-House and meet new friends.

Sunday Supper

Aerial view of candlelight ceremony at Sunday Supper

One of I-House's oldest and most distinctive traditions has occurred multiple times throughout the academic year. This special gathering of residents, alumni, and guests has shared food, talent, and friendship. 

Additional Programs

The CILP Office has also supported resident-initiated programs in collaboration with the Resident Council and in collaboration with organizations like Rotary Clubs to deepen our residents' understanding of our local communities. The CILP Office has also offered several popular programs and trips around the San Francisco Bay Area to explore the performing arts, sports and the outdoors.