Completed in 1955 and named for Oscar L. Olson—third president of Luther College (1921 to 1932)—this hall was renovated in summer of 2004 to include suites for upperclassmen and three-person rooms for first-year students.
The hall contains an east wing and a west wing, which are connected by a large TV lounge on the first floor, the main social lounge on the second floor, and a large study lounge on the third floor.
- Houses 196 students
- Three-person rooms for first-year students
- Four-person suites for upperclassmen students (two rooms connected by a common room)
- All rooms have tile floors (you may bring carpet remnants or rugs—no carpet tape or duct tape)
- Social lounge, TV lounge, and study lounge
- Computer lab
- One CAT6 network connection per person in each room
- Wireless network coverage found throughout the building
- Laundry room
- Kitchen including microwave, sink, stove, and refrigerator
- No smoking is allowed anywhere in the hall
Olson Hall Room Furnishings and Dimensions
Olson Hall three-person rooms are 14 feet by 16 feet.
The following is provided for each student: twin extra-long bed, desk, desk chair, desk hutch, 3-drawer dresser, extra headboard for high lofting of beds, and a built-in closet.
Olson Hall four-person suites consist of two double-occupancy bedrooms separated by a common room. Each room measures 11 feet by 14 feet.
The following is provided in the bedroom for each student: twin bed, desk, desk chair, desk hutch, 3-drawer dresser, extra headboard for high lofting of beds, and a built-in closet.
In the suite common room, the college provides two to three pieces of furniture that include a combination of couches, chairs, and end tables.
Please note that no student-constructed lofts are allowed; the existing furniture allows for high lofting of beds.
Bed rails are available upon request.