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Hutchison Hall, lovingly known as "Hutch," is a traditional, co-ed, cube-style residence hall that is home to approximately 400 residents, primarily first year students. 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.

Located at the heart of campus, Hutchison Hall is conveniently close to Whitney Dining Center and Murphy Library, as well as three other residence halls (Angell, Drake and Wentz). Additionally, the Angell-Hutch Pit is a shared outdoor space where we hold large campus events and social activities. With its resident population and location on campus, Hutch is truly a great place to live and learn!

 

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Fast facts
Mailing Address:
Room #, Letter, Hutchison Hall
1425 Pine Street 
La Crosse, WI 54601
Hutchison Hall Front Desk:
608.789.2500
Hutchison Hall Director: 
608.785.8085
Bessie Bell Hutchison
  • Taught from 1909-1935
  • Department: English (English composition, American Lit, Sophomore Lit, and Modern Poetry)
  • Was one of the original 6 faculty members at the La Crosse Normal School
  • Came 1 week before classes officially started and chose her class room, which faced the bluffs “because of the ever changing beauty”
  • Hutchison was a traveler, visiting many cities in the US, Europe, and even visited Russia!
  • People fought to get into her classes, because she was so widely liked by all at the La Crosse Normal School
  • Finally, she is known for creating many of the old Homecoming traditions here at UWL, and was able to get students fired up about it!
  • Retired at a young age because of health reasons, and moved to California for her health. Bessie Bell had intentions of returning, but officially tenured her resignation in late 1930’s.
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