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.
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.