Russian House (Allencroft: HECCBQ LJV)

134 South Professor Street


Capacity: 15 students (first-years, sophomores, juniors, seniors) 

Building Photos:

East Side (exterior)  

Southeast Side (exterior)

Room Types

 Building Staff

Single Occupancy

Open Double

Typical Room Layout (picture)

1 Resident Assistant (RA)

1 Faculty-In-Residence

Floor Plans


First Floor


Lounge with TV and piano

Study Lounge with library  

Second Floor



Laundry facilities

Other Features

  • Allencroft is the oldest residence hall on campus. It was built at the start of the American Civil War in 1861
  • Connection with Russian Department
  • Russian Department has a room set aside in Stevenson Dining Hall for speakers who wish to practice their Russian over meals
  • Students wishing to live in Allencroft should have some proficiency in the language – from beginner to fluent
  • Application is required to live in Allencroft House (must be logged into Oberlin email to access the form)

Those wanting to make common space room reservations should contact the Program House Area Coordinator