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  • Drake Hall

    Drake Hall - At the Heart of Campus

    Drake Hall Fast Facts:
    Mailing Address:
    Room #, Letter, Drake Hall
    1510 Badger Street
    La Crosse, WI 54601
    Drake Hall Front Desk:
    (608) 789-2200
    Drake Hall Director:
    608.785.8084
    Drake Hall Duty Phone:
    (608) 498-7963

    Drake hall is a traditional, cube-style residence hall that is co-ed by cubes, and houses 264 residents with roughly 60% being upperclass students. Most residents have one or two roommates with whom they share a bedroom. 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. The term traditional means that residents in this building live in standard double rooms, with a shared bathroom facility. Drake Hall houses a mixture of upperclass students and first year students and is single gendered by cube floor.

    Drake serves as the location for ORL’s Intentional Sophomore Experience (ISE) Living Learning Community (LLC) that consists of 66 sophomores coming from First Year Experience (FYE) Halls.

    It is located centrally on campus, being just a few steps from Whitney Dining Center and Centennial Hall. For this reason, Drake is one of the most popular halls to live in on campus among returning students.

    Alice Drake

    • Taught from 1931-1962
    • Department: Originally English, then moved to Education/Rural Education
    • Before coming to teach at the La Crosse State Teacher’s College (LCSTU), Alice Drake moved around the country, educating children in rural areas of America
    • Even though her passion area was English, her time in the field made her the perfect instructor of Education
    • She was invited to the White House by FDR to speak at a conference on Rural Education in 1940
    • Before retiring, served as the Chair/Director of the Elementary (1956) and Rural (1940) Education departments
    • The now disbanded student organization known as the Drakels was named in honor of her work. The group was non-traditional students coming back to finish up education degrees

    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 of the Hall

    Drake East Side
    East Side
    Drake North Side
    North side
    Drake West Side
    West Side

    Inside the hall

    Drake Floor Plan
    Floor Plan

    Room Pictures

    Drake Room
    Resident's Room
    Drake Double
    Drake Double
    Drake Double
    Drake Double
    Drake Double
    Drake Double
    Drake Double
    Drake Double
    Drake Triple
    Drake Triple
    Drake Triple
    Drake Triple
    Drake Triple
    Drake 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

    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