Located on the East side of campus between White and Laux Hall, Sanford Hall is a coed residence hall housing 250 residents including both first year and upperclass students. Hall Staff in Sanford Hall find discipline to be nary a problem. They spend the majority of their time getting to know the students, helping plan activities, and listening to students' problems.
Sanford Hall is the only traditional style residence hall on campus where men and women live as neighbors. There are two separate bathrooms on each floor. Sanford has the rather unique distinction of having served exclusively men followed by only women and finally going coeducational. Through it all those who have lived in the corridors of Sanford have no doubt grown through their experience.
Sanford Hall is home to the Service Learning Community (SLC). The SLC is a group of residents all living in the same wing together committed to enhancing their learning experience through service. SLC residents participate in service projects and receive academic credit working with faculty in the political science department.
In September of 1967, Sanford Hall was ushered into the university's residence hall system. The building was named for Albert Sanford who headed the history department at the University for 28 years.
Sanford Hall is a traditional, wing-style 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. Sanford Hall houses a mixture of upperclass students and freshmen students, and is singled gendered by room, but mixed gendered by floor.
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. For room dimensions, Click here. Then navigate down to the "Hall Descriptions" to find the room dimensions.
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.
Located in the basement are multiple lounge spaces, with specified study and socialization rooms.
Residents can check out a key from the front desk to use the exercise room in the basement. The room includes an elliptical machine and TV with DVD/VCR.
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.
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) at http://reslife.uwlax.edu/reslifeis/ or by contacting 608-789-2300.
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