Max Kade German Center

The Max Kade German Center offers comfortable, spacious living accommodations for American and international students who share an interest in the language and culture of German-speaking countries.

About the Community

Both English and German are spoken at the Max Kade German Center, and advanced German language skills are not required. Students live in individual rooms in one of four co-ed apartments, and each group of four shares living and cooking facilities. In addition, the Max Kade German Center includes conference, classroom, office, and kitchen facilities and a lounge for social gatherings. The Center also provides quiet study space, the use of its library for Center activities, and a gathering place for activities of the German Club (Germania).

The Max Kade German Center has a live-in advisor, a Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant from Germany, who assists with planning a variety of cultural programs and encourages residents to develop and use their German language skills. While German language proficiency is not required of Max Kade German Center residents, and English is spoken much of the time, all Max Kade German Center residents are encouraged to participate in the community's activities. The Max Kade German Center, Germania, and the German Studies Department work together to host events such as the Pantoffelkino film series, Kaffeestunde, Stammtische, lectures, and parties. The Max Kade German Center was built with funds donated by the Max Kade Foundation and is sponsored by the Department of German Studies.

Residency Expectations

Residents are expected to participate in at least 50% of the Max Kade German Center activities.

Live-In Advisor

  • Lisa Oberberger

Application Prompts

  1. What is your present level of proficiency in German? If you do not speak the language already, do you plan to study at Dartmouth? What experience, if any, have you had with other aspects of German culture?
  2. Why do you want to live in the Max Kade German Center? Are you willing to participate in at least 50% of the extracurricular activities held there?
  3. What contributions do you feel you will make to community living at the Max Kade German Center?


The Max Kade German Center is located in Maxwell Hall. View floor plans on the website of the Office of Residential Life.