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Wallace Hall

Residence Hall Director

Alex Curtiss

Wallace Hall Information

Wallace Hall is located on the corner of Macalester Street and Summit Avenue. Originally constructed in 1907, Wallace Hall is the oldest residence hall on campus. Now a co-ed dorm, Wallace once housed only women. The building is known for its hardwood floors, marble staircases, the formal lounge, and historical charm.

Wallace 4th floor is also home to The Substance-Free Affirming Community. The residents who apply to this community seek a floor that intentionally refrains from alcohol or other drugs through a harm reduction framework.  Students who apply should align with the values of the community by seeking a non-judgemental environment that is mutually supportive of each other. This community is intended to support both students in recovery (identify as a person with a history of substance abuse), and those students who are more sober curious.

Resident Information:  Wallace is home to returning students.
Room Furnishings: Wallace has traditional-style furniture with beds that can be lofted or bunked, desks, and a lounge chair in each room. Rooms on floors 1 through 4 in Wallace have sinks, basement rooms do not have sinks. Mattresses are twin extra long, 36″ x 80.”
Room Style: Mix of single, double, triple, and quad rooms.
Study Room/Lounges:  The large, formal lounge with Steinway piano is on first floor. Study rooms on second, third and fourth floors.
Kitchen:  The kitchen next to the formal lounge, includes a stove, microwave, work-space and sink.
Restrooms: Please see the Bathroom Inventory for more information.
Laundry Facilities:  A large laundry room for use by Wallace, 30 Mac, and Bigelow residents is located in the 30 Mac basement.

Floor Plans

Floor plans for Wallace Hall can also be viewed in .pdf form here.