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  • Laux Hall

    Welcome to Laux Hall- Where we put the U in LAX!

    Laux Hall Fast Facts:
    Mailing Address:
    Room #, Letter, Laux Hall
    622 East Avenue N. Street
    La Crosse, WI 54601
    Laux Hall Front Desk:
    (608) 789-2400
    Laux Hall Director:
    (608) 785-8086
    Laux Hall Duty Phone:
    (608) 498-7965

    Laux Hall is one of three First-Year Experience (FYE) buildings at UW-La Crosse. Built in 1964, this coed by floor building supports approximately 250 first-year students in 113 traditional-style residential rooms. As an FYE hall, special academic and programmatic services are offered to meet the unique needs of first-year students.

    Laux Hall is a traditional, wing-style, FYE residence hall. Most residents have one or two roommates with whom they share a bedroom. Wing residence halls have long running hallways with student rooms on either side. The term traditional means that residents in this building live in standard double rooms, with a shared bathroom facility, and on floors that are single-sexed.

    As part of the FYE initiative, Laux Hall has its very own Academic Advisor in the building! Each year, the Academic Advising Center places a graduate student in each FYE building. This person has office hours each day of the week and is the primary advisor for all undeclared or undecided students in the building. However, the Academic Advisor is available to answer any academically-related questions and issues from anyone. From deciding on a major, to exploring J-term and Summer class options, to changing majors: Laux's Academic Advisor is here to help! Their office is located in the basement of Laux and is a short walk away from any room in the building.

    Laux Hall is also home to a Learning and Enrichment Coordinator (LEC). In all FYE buildings, the LEC works to meet the specific needs of first-year students as they transition academically, socially, and personally to the college environment. From study groups to Leadership Institutes to Life Skills seminars, the LEC promotes growth opportunities to all residents throughout the year.

    William Laux
    • Taught from 1923-1963
    • Departments: History (Greek, Roman, and Medieval History) and Modern Languages (particularly Spanish)
    • During World War 1, Laux joined the Air Force and became on the very first pilots in America, practicing with biplanes. Sadly, he would never see action or fly a plane in Europe, as the Armistice was signed just before he was shipped off.
    • Gave up flying because “it was an addiction. You’re alone…makes you feel like a super human”
    • He traveled to Colombia to be the secretary and translator for a plantation owner. This is where his love of languages and history came alive!
    • Eventually returned to America and took a teaching job here at La Crosse
    • He was said to “make history come alive” for students, and was very popular
    • Served as the Chair of the History Department, Director of Special Students (Disability Resource Center) and was the 1st Director of the Division of Letters and Sciences (now the College of Liberal Studies and the School of Allied Health {CLS and SAH})
    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

    Laux Street view
    West Side
    Laux 3
    Front Entrance - West Side
    Laux Courts
    East Side
    Laux Grill
    East Side
    Laux Side
    North Side

    Inside the hall

    Laux game Room
    Game Room
    Laux Kitchen
    Laux laundry
    Laundry Room
    Laux Laundry 2
    Laundry Room
    Laux Study
    Study Area
    laux Floor Plan
    Hall Floor Plan

    Room Pictures

    Laux Room TV
    Laux Room TV
    Room Right Closet
    Room Right Closet
    Room Left Closet
    Room Left Closet
    Room Bed
    Room Bed
    Laux Room
    Laux Room
    Room Left Desk
    Room Left Desk
    Room Right Desk
    Room Right Desk
    Room Window
    Room Window
    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 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 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