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  • Coate Hall

    The First Year Experience at UWL's Coate Hall!

    Coate Hall Fast Facts:
    Mailing Address:
    Room #, Letter, Coate Hall
    1405 Farwell Street
    La Crosse, WI 54601
    Coate Hall Front Desk:
    (608) 789-4100
    Coate Hall Director:
    608.785.8083
    Coate Hall Duty Phone:
    (608) 498-7962

    Coate Hall is a traditional, cube-shaped building that is one of our First Year Experience (FYE) residence halls, and is home to about 380 first-year students. Cube buildings are comprised of two or three, four story cube-shaped buildings, interconnected by hallways between the cubes. Resident rooms comprise the outside walls of the structure, and surround a common stairwell and shared bathroom space. Students live in a double or triple room with others in a "cubed community".

    Each cube community is single gender and comprised of 16 rooms. The 34-38 students in each cube create a dynamic, energized, and inclusive community sharing their first year at UWL. Each cube community is led by an upperclass Resident Assistant who is specifically trained to meet the needs of first year student.The term traditional means that residents in this building live in standard double rooms, with a shared bathroom facility.

    Students living in Coate have access to opportunities and professional staff who provide foundational support for the success of first year students. A full-time Academic Advisor is available in the basement two days a week for appointments and coursework consultation. There is also a Student Learning and Enrichment Coordinator (LEC) who aims to create social, developmental, and learning opportunities throughout the year.

    Coate Hall hosts many events during the course of the year. Residents are frequently shoulder tapped to help plan and participate in events for Coate residents as well as all campus students. Coate Hall is a social environment, which provide numerous opportunities for students to get to know other students and get involved in the UWL and La Crosse community.

    David Orlando Coate

    • Taught from 1909-1938
    • Department: English
    • Dr. Coate was on the 6 original faculty members of the La Crosse Normal School
    • Before coming to LAX Normal, Coate taught at various high schools around the country, including the Qualla American Indian Reservation (Cherokee Nation) in the mountains of North Carolina
    • Was the first head of the English department, advised the Racquet yearbook (published from 1911-1990!), and was head of the 1st Drama Club (the Buskin Club) until 1935!
    • Coate was also longtime advisor for Beta Sigma Chi (no longer active), which created a scholarship in his name, to commemorate “Doc” and his contributions to the chapter

    Hall Photos

    Loft Pictures

    Sample Loft
    Possible arrangement - Top height of bed with desk underneath
    Loft With Dimensions
    Outside Dimensions of Lofts
    Loft Height Options
    Loft height options

    Outside the hall

    Coate Field
    Coate Field
    Coate East Side
    East Side
    Coate South Side
    South Side
    Coate Front
    Front Side
    Coate Circle
    Coate Circle
    Coate Front
    Front Side

    Inside the hall

    Coate Lounge Basement
    Lounge/Study Area
    Coate Basement Lounge
    Lounge/Study Area
    Coate Coffee House
    Coffee House
    Coate Coffee House
    Coffee House
    Coate Computer Lab
    Computer Lab
    Coate Kitchen
    Community Kitchen
    Coate Kitchen
    Community Kitchen
    Coate Laundry
    Laundry Room
    Coate Mail
    Mailboxes
    Coate HD Office
    Hall Director and Assistant Hall Director Office
    Coate Study
    Study Lounge
    Coate Floor Plan
    Floor Plan

    Room Pictures

    Coate Double
    Coate Double
    Coate Double
    Coate Double
    Coate Double
    Coate Double
    Coate Double
    Coate Double
    Coate Triple
    Coate Triple
    Coate Triple
    Coate Triple
    Coate Triple
    Coate Triple
    Coate Triple
    Coate Triple

    Hall Amenities

    Traditional Double

    Room style

    • Traditional double
    Traditional Double

    Roommates per room

    • 2 roommates in room
    • Shared community bathroom
     

    Room dimensions

    • 15'6" long x 11'6" wide x 8' tall
     

    Furniture/Appliances provided

    • 2 Beds, mattresses, and lofting parts (6'8'' long x 2'9'' wide)
      *Homemade frames not allowed
    • 2 Desks (2' deep x 3'6" wide x 2'4.5" tall)
    • 2 Desk chairs
    • 2 Bookshelves (1'2" deep x 2'11" wide x 2'5" tall)
    • 2 Dressers (1' 7" deep x 2'3" wide x 3'6" tall)
    • 2 Large closets (2'2" deep x 3'6" wide x 7'6" tall)
    • Refrigerator (shared) (1'6" deep x 1'7" wide x 2'10" tall)
    • Trash and recycling bins
     

    Traditional Triple

    Room style

    • Traditional triple
    Traditional Triple

    Roommates per room

    • 3 roomates in room
    • Shared community bathroom
     

    Room dimensions

    • 20' long x 10'8" wide x 8' tall
     

    Furniture/Appliances provided

    • 3 Beds, mattresses, and lofting parts for 2 beds (6'8'' long x 2'9'' wide)
      *Homemade frames not allowed
    • 3 Desks (2' deep x 3'6" wide x 2'4.5" tall)
    • 3 Desk chairs
    • 2 Bookshelves (1'2" deep x 2'11" wide x 2'5" tall)
    • 3 Dressers (1' 7" deep x 2'3" wide x 3'6" tall)
    • 2 Large closets (2'3" deep x 6'3" wide x 7'6" tall)
    • Refrigerator (shared) (1'6" deep x 1'7" wide x 2'10" tall)
    • Trash and recycling bins
     

    Other Building Amenities

    FYE community

    • In-hall general Academic Advisor
    • Learning Enrichment Coordinators who develop programs and events for the hall
    • Additional program funding for social and educational events that you benefit from and can apply to use
    Contact your Hall Director or Staff Member for more details

    Airconditioning

    • No
     

    Bathrooms

    • Single-sex community restrooms by cube, with toilets, showers, and sinks
    • 1 gender inclusive restroom in basement
     

    Bathroom cleaning

    • Daily bathroom cleaning at specified times
     

    Cable television

    • Outlets and Services Provided
     

    Carpet

    • No, each room is fully tiled
     

    Computer lab

    • Yes
     

    Elevators

    • No
     

    Internet

    • Wireless and ports
     

    Kitchens

    • 1 full kitchen in basement
     

    Laundry facilities

    • Laundry room located in basement, Campus Cash only!
    You can add Campus Cash at the card office or on their website at: uwlax.edu/University-Centers/Tower-One-Card/

    Lounges

    • Common areas located between each cube
    • Multiple study lounges and social spaces in basement
     

    Beds

    • Each room provides beds for students
    • Beds are loftable or bunk-able (see video)
    • Mattresses are extra Long (80" long x 36" wide)
    • no linens are provided

    Outdoors

    • Located near Volleyball court
    • Located near Basketball court