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!