Harvey House is known as Spanish House or La Casa Hispánica, a Spanish-speaking and themed-based residence hall on the Oberlin College campus. This newly renovated residence hall is closely connected with the Hispanic studies department and other related programs.
We encourage Latin American studies majors to live in La Casa
Hispánica, where Spanish is spoken regularly and where they can plan
and participate in extracurricular activities related to Latin America. You can enhance your studies through the variety of programs on Latin America that often include lectures, art exhibits, and exciting musical, dance, and theater groups from the region. Many of these activities take place in La Casa Hispánica.
One faculty-in-residence and two teaching assistants live in Harvey House with one resident assistant to supervise the students and help them progress with their language skills. Each year, about 30 students live in the residence hall. This community, though small, is passionate about the Spanish language and all that comes with it.
Harvey House has two lounges, often used for parties and other intimate gatherings, study breaks, and brunches usually prepared by the residents. You can practice your speaking skills during special meals and Cafe Latinos. The main dining hall is for residents and their friends who want to converse in Spanish during meals.
If you think you want to live for a time in La Casa Hispánica, you must complete an application. You also must be able to speak some Spanish. Whether novice or fluent, a resident or student visitor, all are welcome at La Casa Hispánica.