Farwell Hall

Completed in 1991 and renovated in 2000, Farwell Hall offers an alternative concept in housing for students. The building consists of "clusters" of student rooms, lounges, and bathrooms, all located on a scenic bluff overlooking the Upper Iowa River Valley. The hall is connected to upper campus via a 116-foot skyway. The building is named for Elwin D. Farwell, president of Luther College from 1963-81. It is one of three residence halls on campus containing single rooms for students.

  • Houses 259 students
  • Single and double occupancy rooms
  • Overlooks the scenic Upper Iowa River Valley
  • All rooms are organized into three clusters per floor consisting of seven to nine student rooms, a bathroom, and a common living area
  • A laundry room or kitchen is located on each floor
  • Large study/social lounge with fireplace, kitchen, and conference room
  • Additional computer and recreation lounge located on ground floor
  • Air conditioned
  • Computer lab
  • One CAT6 network connection per student in each room
  • Wireless network coverage throughout the building
  • All rooms are carpeted
  • No smoking is allowed anywhere in the hall

Room Dimensions and Furnishings

Farwell Hall two-person rooms typically measure 10-feet-3-inches by 17-feet-2-inches—room dimensions may vary from room to room by a few inches. Door and window placements vary as well, though most windows are on the wall opposite the door. Single room dimensions vary depending on location within the building. The following furniture is provided for each student: twin bed, desk, desk chair, dresser, and wardrobe. All furniture is moveable.

Farwell cluster application guidelines