House of Learning (Longhouse)

Welcome to the Peninsula College House of Learning.

The House of Learning ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ is the first longhouse in the nation built on a community college campus.  The Longhouse, located on tribal territory, was created in collaboration with six local tribal nations:  Hoh River Chalat’, Quileute, Makah, Port Gamble S’Klallam, Jamestown S’Klallam, and Lower Elwha Klallam.

Opening its doors in 2007, the Longhouse:

  • Serves as a cultural and educational resource for understanding, honoring, and sharing our cultural heritages.
  • Creates a special place to gather and learn for cultural ceremonies, community events, classes, workshops, study groups, and individual study.
  • Serves as a tool for recruitment and retention of Native American students.

Please explore the Peninsula College Longhouse history, programs, student stories, and upcoming events!

For more information, email us at or call (360) 417-7992.

Upcoming Longhouse Programs: