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Lawther Hall

Lawther Hall

Lawther Reopening

Students can select a room in the newly remodeled Lawther Hall for Fall 2017!

OPENING FALL 2017! We are in the construction phase of a plan to modernize Lawther Hall to accommodate the changing needs of students. Modernization of Lawther Hall presents an opportunity to expand UNI’s housing inventory to include additional options for returning students who desire accommodations beyond a double room in a traditional residence hall. Plans include single and double rooms, suite-style housing, semi-private restrooms, inclusive housing options and more community space all in a fully air-conditioned hall. It will also be updated to include ADA accessibility into the facility and an elevator, something that it currently does not offer.
Current planning includes utilizing Lawther Hall each summer for conferences as well. The newly modernized hall will be desirable for both youth and adult groups, given it will be fully air conditioned, have more private rooms and bathrooms; in addition to the proximity to faculty offices, programming and retail space in Commons, a parking ramp and courtyard.
Lawther Hall closed to begin renovations in May 2015 and will remain closed through the 2016-17 academic year. When it reopens in August 2017 it will house upperclass students (sophomores+). Students can reserve their space in the newly remodeled Lawther Hall during recontracting, which began November 2016.

History of Lawther Hall

  • Constructed in 1938
  • A major addition took place in 1950
  • Utilizes the original steam radiator heat system
  • The last all-female hall on campus - will become a co-ed hall when re-opens

Proposed Features: 
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Computer Lab
  • Inclusive Housing
  • Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry room
  • Lofts
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Recreation Room
  • Sink in Room
  • Suite
New entrance from the horseshoe. Exterior entrance illustrates a new ADA entrance off of 23rd Street, which will serve as the main entrance to the hall.
Traditional single room layout. Example of a double suite w/ a semi-private bathroom which separates another adjoining double suite.
Community baths will offer an increased level of privacy & will have a lower ratio of students per restroom/shower.

  Room Dimensions

  Click image below to view layouts

Traditional single room with one bed and community bath. Approx. 80 beds available.