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For several years, the Russian House on Cresap Road served as the Russian-language residential facility for undergraduates and graduate students. Unfortunately, from the start of the 2014-2015 academic year, we no longer have use of the house on Cresap Road. We do, however, have a new temporary home: the Russian Apartment, located just behind New Cabell Hall in Bice House, room 207. Currently we are holding Russian Tea and other events at various locations around Grounds as we search for a new hub for Russian cultural and social events. As before, all Russian Tea and associated events are open to the UVA and Charlottesville community. Russian Tea meets every other Tuesday while classes are in session..



  • 3 bedrooms (2 students per room for a total of 6 rooms)
  • Kichenette with stove, refrigerator, and sink
  • Large, furnished living room
  • Large, furnished dining room
  • Air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • VERY close to Grounds: 3-minute walk to New Cabell Hall, the Lawn, and Slavic department events
  • 10-minute walk to UVA Corner
  • 2-minute walk to UTS and Free Trolley bus stops

How to Apply

All applications for residential housing must be done directly through the Student Housing Office:

Please see the Housing Office website for important information about deadlines and the application process.

After the Housing Office has processed the applications, they share the files with us: please do not send any portion of the application directly to the Slavic Department!

NOTE: The deadline to apply for a space in the Russian Apartment is Friday, November 14.

For more information contact:

Lilia Burganova Travisano

Russian House Director, 263 New Cabell Hall
(434) 924-6688

UVA Russian House

Dates and topics for Russian Tea, Spring 2015 (locations TBD):

Jan. 27: Welcome back! Catch-up on winter break and holidays
Feb. 10: Presentation on Soviet spies from Laura Browder, University of Richmond
Feb. 24: Maslenitsa celebration
March 17: Game night!
March 31: Highlighting Russia's non-central regions: What do you know about Siberia?
April 14: Walking tour of the University, in Russian (possible barbecue afterwards)
April 28: End-of-semester party and presentation of the RUSS 3030 play, Ilf and Petrov's "The Power of Love"

If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please contact Kathleen Thompson