Residential Life

Russian House - Porter Dormitory

The Russian Culture Theme House exists for students who want to learn about Russian culture through its language and who want to make Russian culture more prominent on campus.

ResidenPorter frontts of the Russian House are expected to speak Russian with each other in the house as much as possible and to take advantage of the presence of the native speakers (native speakers and advanced language students are expected to take some initiative, particularly with residents more hesitant about their speaking skills).

Members of the house will also be expected to participate in preparation for cultural all-campus events and weekly language-oriented events within the house, and to attend the Russian Table in Valentine (every Monday from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. on the Mezzanine level). The House holds Russian Chai at 9:00 p.m. every Thursday night and a Russian film will be shown in the Stirn Auditorium five times this semester at 7 p.m.  Please see the Events section for more detailed information on our many activities!

The Spring Open House for students interested in living in the Russian House for the 2015 - 2016 academic year will be held Thursday February 19th from 9:00 - 10:00 PM

Russian House hosts a чай (chai - an informal gathering and conversation over tea and cookies) every week on Thursdays at 9:00 pm.  All students who are currently enrolled in Russian language and culture courses or simply have an interest or background in Russian or Russian culture are always welcome.   Please see the Events section for more detailed information about any special чай guests or events.

Contact Information

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For any questions concerning the Russian House, please contact the house presidents, Rebecca Brown and Veronica Voronina or the Faculty Advisor, Professor Boris Wolfson.