Asia House (Quadrangle)

Asia House courtyard area with outdoor tables and chairs.
The central courtyard of the Asia House dormitory and library structure.
Photo credit: Dale Preston ’83

Asia House is among the largest of all the college’s Program Houses with an average of 80 residents. It is open to all students. One wing of the building is entirely for women residents, and one wing has apartment-style rooms. Students must apply to live here.

The name Quadrangle is interchangeable with Asia House, as students who live here share a common interest in Asian and Asian American cultures. Built around an open courtyard, Asia House has a quiet sense of privacy despite its location on campus only steps away from Stevenson Dining Hall.

The Pyle Inn Co-op for dining is located here, as is the Oberlin Free Store, the place where campus members can donate and swap a range of gently used items for free.

Some programs and events are often coordinated with the East Asian Studies Program and the Multicultural Resource Center.