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Wentz Hall is one of the best kept secrets at UWL. Located centrally on campus and close to both Whitney Dining Center, Murphy Library, and the Center for the Arts, there are few places better or more convenient to live on campus.

Wentz Hall is a traditional, wing-style residence hall that is home to approximately 240 residents. 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. 

Wentz Hall houses a mixture of first year students and upperclass students and is single-gendered by floor. There will be a community of first year students together on the third and fourth floors.


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Fast facts
Mailing Address:
Room #, Letter,
Wentz Hall 
1515 Pine Street 
La Crosse, WI 54601
Wentz Hall Front Desk:
Wentz Hall Director: 
Anna Wentz expanding section
  • Taught from 1920-1948
  • Department: Biology (which was housed under Physical Education)
  • Anna Wentz was known as a tough professor of Anatomy and Physiology, making students memorize EVERY bone, nerve, and muscle in the body. To add to difficulty, students had to spell them correctly and have proper grammar
  • Students jokingly said that you learned both A & P and English in Wentz’s class
  • While a college student, Anna Wentz worked with a group of researchers trying to find a way to successfully burn away cooties from soldier’s bodies, while not harming them. The team was successful!
  • Also known for coordinating student pep rallies, and going to every football and basketball game, even if that meant hopping in her beat up red Ford truck!
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 with a private shower in basement

Bathroom cleaning

  • Daily bathroom cleaning at specified times

Cable television

  • Outlets and Services Provided


  • No, each room is fully tiled
  • Studies and 118 is carpeted

Computer lab

  • Yes


  • Yes


  • Wireless and ports


  • 1 full kitchen in basement
  • Additional Kitchen on 4th floor

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
  • Located near Basketball court