Students can begin recontracting soon to live in Lawther Hall in 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 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 begins 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
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