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Dahl Centennial Union 124A
700 College Drive
Decorah, Iowa 52101

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Olson Hall

Olson Hall is a first-year and upper-class residence hall located near Koren and the Center for the Arts. Olson Hall houses 66 first-year students in three-person rooms. Upper-class students are housed in an adjoining wing in four-person suites (two rooms connected by a common room).

Residence Features

  • Social lounge, television lounge, and study lounge
  • CAT6 network connections are available in each room
  • Wireless network coverage throughout the building
  • Computer lab
  • Laundry room
  • Kitchen including microwave, sink, stove, and refrigerator
  • Parking available directly behind building
  • Olson Hall Room and Concepts (PDF)

Room Dimensions and Furnishings

  • Two-person rooms measure 11 by 14 feet
  • Furnishings provided for each student: is provided in the bedroom for each student: twin bed, desk, desk chair, desk hutch, 3-drawer dresser, and built-in closet
  • Suite common room includes two to three pieces of furniture that include a combination of couches, chairs, and end tables

Quick Facts

  • Named after Luther’s third president, Oscar L. Olson
  • Built in 1955 and renovated in 2004
  • Martin Luther statue in front of Olson is identical to one that stands in Worms, Germany

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The exterior of Olson Hall.

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The Olson Hall service center is available with resources for students.

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A student room in Olson Hall.

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Students playing pool in Olson Hall's social lounge.

Located in the lower section of campus, Olson Hall provides housing for first-year and upper-class students.

Apply to be an RA

Residence Life Office

Dahl Centennial Union 124A
700 College Drive
Decorah, Iowa 52101

Send Email

Phone: 563-387-1330