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  • Hutchison Hall

    Welcome to Hutchison Hall!

    Hutchison Hall Fast Facts:
    Mailing Address:
    Room #, Letter, Hutchison Hall
    1425 Pine Street
    La Crosse, WI 54601
    Hutchison Hall Front Desk:
    (608) 789-2500
    Hutchison Hall Director:
    (608) 785-8085
    Hutchison Hall Duty Phone:
    (608) 498-7964

    Hutchison Hall – lovingly known as Hutch – is a traditional residence hall that houses 376 students. From first-years to upperclass, there is a diverse range of experience in our community.

    Hutchison Hall is a traditional, cube-style residence hall. 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. Communities in Hutch are also single-sexed by floor and cube.

    Located at the heart of campus, Hutchison Hall is conveniently close to Whitney Dining Center and Murphy Library, as well as three other residence halls (Angell, Drake, Wentz). Additionally, the Angell-Hutch Pit is a shared outdoor space where we hold large campus events and social activities. With its resident population and location on campus, the Hutch is truly a great place to live and learn!

    Bessie Bell Hutchison
    • Taught from 1909-1935
    • Department: English (English composition, American Lit, Sophomore Lit, and Modern Poetry)
    • Was one of the original 6 faculty members at the La Crosse Normal School
    • Came 1 week before classes officially started and chose her class room, which faced the bluffs “because of the ever changing beauty”
    • Hutchison was a traveler, visiting many cities in the US, Europe, and even visited Russia!
    • People fought to get into her classes, because she was so widely liked by all at the La Crosse Normal School
    • Finally, she is known for creating many of the old Homecoming traditions here at UWL, and was able to get students fired up about it!
    • Retired at a young age because of health reasons, and moved to California for her health. Bessie Bell had intentions of returning, but officially tenured her resignation in late 1930’s.
    Hall Photos

    Loft Pictures

    Possible arrangement - Top height of bed with desk underneath
    Loft With Dimensions
    Outside Dimensions of Lofts
    Three Levels of Lofts
    Loft height options

    Outside the hall

    Hutch Volleyball Courts
    East Side
    Hutch 2
    Front View
    Hutch Backyard
    West Side
    Hutch Backyard 2
    West side

    Inside the hall

    Hutch Basement
    Lounge/Study Area
    Hutch Computer lab
    Computer Lab
    Hutch Game Room
    Game Room
    Hutch Laundry Room
    Laundry Room
    Hutch Study
    Study/Lounge Area
    Hutch Kitchen
    Hutch Hall Office
    Residence Hall Office
    Hutch floor Plan
    Floor Plan

    Room Pictures

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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. Hutchison Hall rooms are slightly smaller in size measuring 20' long by 10' 7" wide and come with a reduced housing cost of $200 a semester. 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

    Other Amenities:

    Hutchison Hall features a game room with table tennis and piano, an exercise room with two elliptical machines, the Crayon Box lounge with plenty of comfy seating and a large TV, the Harris Hub space that celebrates diversity, justice, and equality and has its own resource library, and a full 14 seat conference room that is perfect for large group projects.