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  • Wentz Hall

    Welcome to Wentz Hall!

    Wentz Hall Fast Facts:
    Mailing Address:
    Room #, Letter, Wentz Hall
    1515 Pine Street
    La Crosse, WI 54601
    Wentz Hall Front Desk:
    (608) 789-4200
    Wentz Hall Director:
    (608) 785-8556
    Wentz Hall Duty Phone:
    (608) 498-7968

    Wentz Hall is one of the best kept secrets at UW-L. Located centrally on campus and close to both Whitney Dining Center, Murphy Library, and the Center for the Arts, there are few places better or more convenient to live on campus.

    Home to approximately 240 residents, Wentz houses a range of students, from first years to seniors, and is arranged in the "wing-style", with long hallways of 50-60 residents per floor. If you are looking for a calm hall with a unique feel, come to Wentz!

    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

    Front Entrance
    Wentz 2
    North Side
    Wentz 3
    Front Entrance 
    Wentz 4
    Front Entrance - South

    Inside the hall

    Wentz Floor Plan
    Floor Plan

    Inside the hall

    Wentz Room
    Resident's Room
    Hall Type

    Wentz 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. Wentz Hall houses a mixture of upperclass students and first year students and is single gendered by floor.

    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.


    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. In Wentz Hall only, there is another kitchen located on the 4th floor. 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


    Wentz Hall has one elevator that is accessible by those with special needs. Please inquire with the Hall Director for access.