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Coate Hall is a traditional, co-ed, cube-style residence hall that is home to approximately 380 first year residents. The majority of rooms are standard double rooms, however there are also traditional triple rooms in the corners of each cube. Each cube is single-gendered with 16 rooms and a shared bathroom. There are study lounges between the cubes.

Coate Hall hosts many events during the course of the year. Residents are frequently shoulder tapped to help plan and participate in events for Coate residents as well as all campus students. Coate Hall is a social environment, which provides numerous opportunities for students to get to know other students and get involved in the UWL and La Crosse community. 

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Fast facts
Mailing Address:
Room #, Letter,
Coate Hall 
1405 Farwell Street 
La Crosse, WI 54601
Coate Hall Front Desk:
608.789.4100
Coate Hall Director: 
608.785.8083
David Orlando Coate
  • Taught from 1909-1938
  • Department: English
  • Dr. Coate was on the 6 original faculty members of the La Crosse Normal School
  • Before coming to LAX Normal, Coate taught at various high schools around the country, including the Qualla American Indian Reservation (Cherokee Nation) in the mountains of North Carolina
  • Was the first head of the English department, advised the Racquet yearbook (published from 1911-1990!), and was head of the 1st Drama Club (the Buskin Club) until 1935!
  • Coate was also longtime advisor for Beta Sigma Chi (no longer active), which created a scholarship in his name, to commemorate “Doc” and his contributions to the chapter
Hall amenities

Traditional Double

Room style

  • Traditional double
Traditional Double

Students per room

  • 2 students in room
  • Shared community bathroom
 

Room dimensions

  • 15'6" long x 11'6" wide x 8' tall
 

Furniture/Appliances provided

  • 2 Beds, mattresses, and lofting parts (6'8'' long x 2'9'' wide)
    *Homemade frames not allowed
  • 2 Desks (2' deep x 3'6" wide x 2'4.5" tall)
  • 2 Desk chairs
  • 2 Bookshelves (1'2" deep x 2'11" wide x 2'5" tall)
  • 2 Dressers (1' 7" deep x 2'3" wide x 3'6" tall)
  • 2 Large closets (2'2" deep x 3'6" wide x 7'6" tall)
  • Refrigerator (shared) (1'6" deep x 1'7" wide x 2'10" tall)
  • Trash and recycling bins
 

Traditional Triple

Room style

  • Traditional triple
 

Students per room

  • 3 students in room
  • Shared community bathroom
 

Room dimensions

  • 20' long x 10'8" wide x 8' tall
 

Furniture/Appliances provided

  • 3 Beds, mattresses, and lofting parts for 2 beds (6'8'' long x 2'9'' wide)
    *Homemade frames not allowed
  • 3 Desks (2' deep x 3'6" wide x 2'4.5" tall)
  • 3 Desk chairs
  • 2 Bookshelves (1'2" deep x 2'11" wide x 2'5" tall)
  • 3 Dressers (1' 7" deep x 2'3" wide x 3'6" tall)
  • 2 closets (2'3" deep x 6'3" wide x 7'6" tall), 1 wardrobe
  • Refrigerator (shared) (1'6" deep x 1'7" wide x 2'10" tall)
  • Trash and recycling bins
 

Other Building Amenities

Air conditioning

  • No
 

Bathrooms

  • Single-sex community restrooms by cube, with toilets, showers, and sinks
  • 2 gender inclusive restrooms in basement, with private showers
 

Bathroom cleaning

  • Daily bathroom cleaning at specified times
 

Cable television

  • Outlets and Services Provided
 

Carpet

  • No, each room is fully tiled
 

Computer lab

  • Yes
 

Elevators

  • No
 

Internet

  • Wireless and ports
 

Kitchens

  • 1 full kitchen in basement
 

Laundry facilities

  • Laundry room located in basement, Campus Cash only!
You can add Campus Cash at the card office or on their website at: Eagle ID card

Lounges

  • Common areas located between each cube
  • Multiple study lounges and social spaces in basement
 

Beds

  • Each room provides beds for students
  • Beds are loftable or bunk-able (see video)
  • Mattresses are extra Long (80" long x 36" wide)
  • no linens are provided

Outdoors

  • Located near Volleyball court
  • Located near Basketball court