Black House now accepting June tour sign ups from members of class of 2021

An+image+of+the+Black+House.+The+house+is+beige+with+a+sign+on+the+front+porch+that+reads+%E2%80%9CNorthwestern+University.%E2%80%9D

Graphic by Meher Yeda

The Black House on Sheridan Road. Signups to tour the renovated Black House will start Monday and conclude June 4.

Yunkyo Kim, Campus Editor

The Black House is accepting tours for students in the class of 2021, with first-come, first-serve signups opening Monday. 

The tours will occur June 7 in 30-minute intervals, and groups are limited to five students, according to the Multicultural Student Affairs website. 

“We want to give the Class of 2021 the opportunity to see the renovated space before they graduate and leave campus,” a statement on the website read.

Attendees will also allow contact tracing and must complete the University symptom tracker in addition to requirements for masks and social distancing. 

The tour comes after much anticipation from the campus community. The Black House initially closed for renovations in June 2019. On March 31, University President Morton Schapiro announced that the renovations were on track to be completed mid-Spring Quarter. 

Students have told The Daily that the Black House provides community-building space for Black students on campus.  

The University will prioritize touring Black graduating seniors prior to commencement, the email stated. A grand opening will be scheduled for fall. 

“We intend to align reopening of the Black House with the University’s plans for Fall Quarter,” University spokesperson Rochelle Ritchie stated in an April email to The Daily. “COVID and other safety precautions will be (an) integral part of the reopening plan.”

Email: [email protected]edu

Twitter: @YunkyoMoonK

Related Stories:

Black House set to reopen in mid October

University updates on racial justice commitments, Black House