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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
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    Drake Double
    Drake Double
    Drake Double
    Drake Double
    Drake Triple
    Drake Triple
    Drake Triple
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    Hall Amenities

    Traditional double rooms

    Traditional Doubles are two-person rooms in all halls except Eagle and Reuter Halls. Room dimensions are typically 15'6" long x 11'6" wide x 8' high. Traditional Double Diagram

    Traditional triple rooms

    Traditional Triples are three-person corner rooms in our cube halls, -Angell, Coate, Drake and Hutchison Halls. These rooms are 20' long x 10'8" wide. Traditional Triple Diagram

    Traditional Hall Furniture Dimensions

    • Closet: 2'2" deep x 3'6" wide, 7'6" high
    • Desk: 2' long x 3'6" wide, 28.5" high
    • Dresser" 19" deep, 27" wide, 42" high
    • Bed Frame/Mattress: 79" long x 33" wide
    • Bed Legs: 8.5" high
    • Window: 44" high x 79" wide (includes frame)
      * All windows have drapes.
    • Refrigerator: 19" wide x 34" high x 18" deep

    Bed size

    Mattresses in the residence halls are extra long (36" x 80"). RHAC has partnered with Residence Hall Linens (RHL) to provide students with a convenient and affordable way to purchase extra-long sheets and bedding items, as well as other campus-living necessities. Proceeds from this program go to the RHAC and are used for programs in the residence halls. Please visit the linens website at the following link:


    Each resident room is furnished with a bed, desk, bookshelf, dresser, towel racks, and closet for each resident. Rooms also come with bed-lofting parts, mini-refrigerator/freezer, trash and recycle bins, cable TV services, outlets, and cords, and internet ports.


    Each cube/wing contains a single-sex bathroom with showers, sinks, and toilets. Our team of Housekeepers clean the restrooms each weekday during posted hours. Each in hall, there is one Gender Inclusive Restroom that is open for anybody to use, regardless of their gender identity, expression, or lack thereof.


    Each residence hall comes equipped with a well-stocked laundry facility with multiple machines for washing and drying. The laundry room in this building is located in the basement. Students may use the laundry systems by swiping their student ID and using campus cash, NOT by using coins or cash. For information about campus cash, please visit:


    Located between each cube are lounges to provide areas for socializing or studying. Each lounge has tables, chairs, and couches to accommodate your needs. Located in the basement are multiple lounge spaces, with specified study and socialization rooms.


    There is a kitchen located in the basement of each hall with ovens/stoves, a microwave, large refrigerator, and sink. If you are interested in making a home-cooked meal, this is the place to go! Cooking utensils and supplies are available at the front desk.

    Computer Lab

    Each hall features a computer lab which is maintained by Residence Life Information Services. Check with your front desk to get a key!


    Wireless connectivity is available throughout all of the Residence Halls. In addition, students have access to wired connections in their rooms. To utilize the wired service, students may purchase an Ethernet/Internet cord through the front desk of each Residence Hall. Additional information regarding in-room connections is available from Residence Life Information Services (RLIS) by contacting