Ropp Hall

Launch virtual tour of Ropp and Bren-Dell
Ropp is the largest residence hall at Bluffton University and houses 231 students.

A large central lounge known as "The Pit" is located near the main entrance to the building and is a popular gathering place for students. Six of the nine floors in Ropp Hall have study lounges and kitchenette facilities on the floor, while a larger, fully equipped kitchen is located off first Ropp Annex. Two hall computer labs are also located in the building. The ground floor of Ropp Hall has an exercise room and is home to the Bluffton Centre for Academic Excellence for students in the honors program as well as the Health Center.

Built in 1914, Ropp was the first residence hall for women at Bluffton University. A second wing, Ropp Annex, was added in 1958, while a third wing, Ropp Addition, was completed in 1967.

Ropp will house both men and women, on separate floors, during the 2017-18 academic year.

Eli HermanRopp Hall staff 2017-18

Hall Director:
Eli Herman
1st floor 
RA: Janelle Schmucker 1st floor Ropp Annex, room 182
RA: Daniel Gregg 2nd floor Ropp Annex, room 277
RA: Paul Frey 2nd floor Ropp Addition, room 205
RA: Madeline Elwell 3rd floor Ropp Addition, room 305
RA: Ben Black 2nd floor Old Ropp, room 206
RA: Chanhee Hwang 3rd floor Old Ropp, room 303


Eli Herman, Ropp Hall Director

Ropp Hall ministry assistants 2017-18

Bailey Hartle 2nd floor Ropp Annex
Greg Koviak 2nd floor Ropp Addition/2nd floor Old Ropp
Hannah Stephens 3rd floor Ropp Addition


Average measurements

for Ropp Annex:         

Wall Dimensions - 14' 5"x 13'
Windows - 7' 1"x4' 4"     
Bed frame- 36.5"x80"
Mattress - 36"x80"

for Ropp Addition:                  

Wall Dimensions - 15' 4"x 11' 3"  
Windows - 7' 6"x4'
Bed frame - 36.5"x80"
Mattress - 36"x80"                        

for Old Ropp Hall:  

Wall and window dimensions vary by room. Please contact the director of residence life for further details.
Bed frame - 36.5"x80"                    
Mattress - 36"x80"                    
Floor style - carpet - 2nd floor only