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Drake Hall is a traditional, co-ed, cube-style residence hall that has 264 residents. The majority of the 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. Each Drake floor is comprised of 2 cubes interconnected by a study. Drake Hall has a mixture of upperclass and first year students. The hall is located centrally on campus just a few steps from Whitney Dining Center and Centennial Hall.

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Fast facts
Mailing Address:
Room #, Letter,
Drake Hall 
1510 Badger Street 
La Crosse, WI 54601
Drake Hall Front Desk:
608.789.2200
Drake Hall Director: 
608.785.8084
Alice Drake
  • Taught from 1931-1962
  • Department: Originally English, then moved to Education/Rural Education
  • Before coming to teach at the La Crosse State Teacher’s College (LCSTU), Alice Drake moved around the country, educating children in rural areas of America
  • Even though her passion area was English, her time in the field made her the perfect instructor of Education
  • She was invited to the White House by FDR to speak at a conference on Rural Education in 1940
  • Before retiring, served as the Chair/Director of the Elementary (1956) and Rural (1940) Education departments
  • The now disbanded student organization known as the Drakels was named in honor of her work. The group was non-traditional students coming back to finish up education degrees
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 Large 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
  • 1 gender inclusive restroom in basement
 

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