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  • Sanford Hall

    Welcome to Sanford Hall!

    Sanford Hall Fast Facts:
    Mailing Address:
    Room #, Letter, Sanford Hall
    1815 Farwell Street
    La Crosse, WI 54601
    Sanford Hall Front Desk:
    (608) 789-2800
    Sanford Hall Director:
    (608) 785-8088
    Sanford Hall Duty Phone:
    (608) 498-7966

    Located on the East side of campus between White and Laux Hall, Sanford Hall is a coed residence hall housing 250 residents including both first year and upperclass students. Hall Staff in Sanford Hall find discipline to be nary a problem. They spend the majority of their time getting to know the students, helping plan activities, and listening to students' problems.

    Sanford Hall is the only traditional style residence hall on campus where men and women live as neighbors. There are two separate bathrooms on each floor.  Sanford has the rather unique distinction of having served exclusively men followed by only women and finally going coeducational. Through it all those who have lived in the corridors of Sanford have no doubt grown through their experience.

    Sanford Hall is home to the Service Learning Community (SLC).  The SLC is a group of residents all living in the same wing together committed to enhancing their learning experience through service.  SLC residents participate in service projects and receive academic credit working with faculty in the political science department.

    In September of 1967, Sanford Hall was ushered into the university's residence hall system. The building was named for Albert Sanford who headed the history department at the University for 28 years.

    Hall Photos

    New Loft Pictures

    Breton2014
    Possible arrangement - Top height of bed with desk underneath
    Loft With Dimensions
    Outside Dimensions of Lofts
    Three Levels of Lofts
    Loft height options

    Outside the hall

    Sanford 2
    Front Entrance
    Sanford 3
    North Side
    Sanford front
    Front Entrance
    Sanford side 2
    South Side


    Inside the hall

     Sanford floor plan
    Floor Plan
    Sanford basement
    Study Area
    Sanford game room
    Game Room
    Sanford Kitchen
    Kitchen
    Sanford lab
    Computer Room
    Sanford Lobby
    Front Desk and Mailboxes
    Sanford Lobby 2
    Front Entrance
    Sanford study
    Study Area
    Sanford workout room
    Exercise Room
    Sanford 4
    Zen Room
    Sanford Study
    Sanford Study
    Sanford Study
    Sanford Study
    Hall Type

    Sanford Hall is a traditional, wing-style residence hall. Most residents have one or two roommates with whom they share a bedroom. Wing residence halls have long running 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. Sanford Hall houses a mixture of upperclass students and freshmen students, and is singled gendered by room, but mixed gendered by floor.

    Hall Amenities

    Bedroom

    Each resident room is furnished with a bed, desk, bookshelf, dresser, towel racks, and closet for each resident. Rooms also come with bed-lofting parts, mini-refrigerator/freezer, trash and recycle bins, cable TV services, outlets, and cords, and internet ports. For room dimensions, Click here. Then navigate down to the "Hall Descriptions" to find the room dimensions.

    Bathrooms

    Each cube/wing contains a single-sex bathroom with showers, sinks, and toilets. Our team of Housekeepers clean the restrooms each weekday during posted hours. Each in hall, there is one Gender Inclusive Restroom that is open for anybody to use, regardless of their gender identity, expression, or lack thereof.

    Laundry

    Each residence hall comes equipped with a well-stocked laundry facility with multiple machines for washing and drying. The laundry room in this building is located in the basement.

    Lounges

    Located in the basement are multiple lounge spaces, with specified study and socialization rooms.

    Exercise Room

    Residents can check out a key from the front desk to use the exercise room in the basement. The room includes an elliptical machine and TV with DVD/VCR. 

    Kitchen

    There is a kitchen located in the basement of each hall with ovens/stoves, a microwave, large refrigerator, and sink. If you are interested in making a home-cooked meal, this is the place to go! Cooking utensils and supplies are available at the front desk.

    Computer Lab

    Each hall features a computer lab which is maintained by Residence Life Information Services. Check with your front desk to get a key!

    Internet

    Wireless connectivity is available throughout all of the Residence Halls. In addition, students have access to wired connections in their rooms. To utilize the wired service, students may purchase an Ethernet/Internet cord through the front desk of each Residence Hall. Additional information regarding in-room connections is available from Residence Life Information Services (RLIS) at http://reslife.uwlax.edu/reslifeis/ or by contacting 608-789-2300.