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Winchester University is an Ivy League institution and the main setting of the indie film Dear White People and its Neflix adaption series by the same name.


Winchester University was established in 1826 and initially provided higher-level education for white settlers.



  • The dormitories for the students are named after jazz composers and instrumentalists.
    • Armstrong-Parker is named after musicians Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker, Jr.
    • Bechet is named after musician Sidney Bechet.
    • Blakey is named after musician Art Blakey.
    • Webster is named after an American jazz instrumentalist Webster Young.



Winchester University Campus
University Dormitories Armstrong-Parker HouseBechet HouseBlakey Graduate HouseDavis HouseGarmin HouseWebster House
Other Locations White Residence