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Laux Hall is home to first year students. Built in 1964, this coed by floor building has approximately 250 students in 113 traditional-style residential rooms. 

Laux Hall is a traditional, wing-style, residence hall. Wing residence halls have long 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, and are single-gendered floors.

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Fast facts
Mailing Address:
Room #, Letter,
Laux Hall 
622 East Avenue N. 
La Crosse, WI 54601
Laux Hall Front Desk:
Laux Hall Director: 
William Laux expanding section
  • Taught from 1923-1963
  • Departments: History (Greek, Roman, and Medieval History) and Modern Languages (particularly Spanish)
  • During World War 1, Laux joined the Air Force and became on the very first pilots in America, practicing with biplanes. Sadly, he would never see action or fly a plane in Europe, as the Armistice was signed just before he was shipped off.
  • Gave up flying because “it was an addiction. You’re alone…makes you feel like a super human”
  • He traveled to Colombia to be the secretary and translator for a plantation owner. This is where his love of languages and history came alive!
  • Eventually returned to America and took a teaching job here at La Crosse
  • He was said to “make history come alive” for students, and was very popular
  • Served as the Chair of the History Department, Director of Special Students (Disability Resource Center) and was the 1st Director of the Division of Letters and Sciences (now the College of Liberal Studies and the School of Allied Health {CLS and SAH})
Hall amenities expanding section

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

Other Building Amenities

Air conditioning

  • No


  • Single-sex community restrooms by floor, 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


  • No, each room is fully tiled

Computer lab

  • Yes


  • No


  • Wireless and ports


  • 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


  • Multiple study lounges and social spaces in basement


  • 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


  • Located near Volleyball court