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  • White Hall

    Welcome to White Hall!

    White Hall Fast Facts:
    Mailing Address:
    Room #, Letter, White Hall
    1806 Farwell Street
    La Crosse, WI 54601
    White Hall Front Desk:
    (608) 789-4300
    White Hall Director:
    (608) 785-8557
    White Hall Duty Phone:
    (608) 498-7969

    White Hall, named after the professor who created the Homecoming Lantern Tradition, is home to 220 students in one of the three First Year Experience coed residence halls at UW-L. As a First Year Experience hall, White Hall not only has an enthusiastic staff of Resident Assistants and a Desk Coordinator to support residents, but also a Learning Enrichment Coordinator and Academic Advisor housed directly in the building to support White Hall residents in their academic and social transitions to college; for the LEC and Academic Advisor, this occurs through regular office hours and supplemental programming for residents to utilize. These services are funded by a minimal additional charge to residents of the First Year Experience buildings

    An added benefit of living in a First Year Experience building is that the start of the year holds many opportunities to get involved – all of the hiring for the Front Desk Assistants and Assistant Housekeepers, as well as recruitment for leadership involvement, starts within the first few weeks of residents’ arrival. Live with residents who are experiencing UW-L the same way you are – and have fun making memories together!

    Hall Photos

    New 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

    White Side 1
    North Side
    Front Entrance
    White Side
    North Side
    White Side 2
    South Side
    White Side 3
    West Side

    Inside the hall

    White Floor Plan
    Floor Plan
    White Basement
    White basement 2
    Study Area
    White stairwell
    Stairwell Area
    White game room
    Game Room
    White hallway
    White Kitchen
    White lab
    Computer Lab
    White Bathroom
    White bathroom 2
    White bathroom 3
    White bathroom 4
    Bathroom Area
    White laundry room
    Laundry Room
    White Lobby
    Hall Lobby
    White lobby 2
    Hall Lobby
    White study
    Study Area
    White room
    Resident Room
    White room
    Double as Triple
    White room
    Double as Triple
    White room
    Double as Triple
    White room
    Double as Triple
    White room
    Double as Triple
    White room
    Traditional Double
    White room
    Traditional Double
    White room
    Traditional Double
    White room
    Traditional Double
    White room
    Traditional Double
    Hall Type

    White 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. As an FYE hall White Hall only houses 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


    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. 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) at or by contacting 608-789-2300.

    Other Amenities

    White Hall also has multiple study rooms (one has a piano!), a game room with a pool table and a ping pong table and is in close proximity to the stadium and volleyball courts. The first floor and basement lobby areas are prime locations for residents to hang out and have comfortable furniture and big screen TVs! There are vending machines in the basement. The front desk also has games, sporting equipment, kitchen supplies, and DVDs for residents to check out.