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Lawson Hall

A co-ed by floor, nine-story building with laundry facilities on each floor - one of four residence halls that comprise the South Quad.


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Lawson Hall was named in honor of Elizabeth K. Lawson. Lawson Hall opened at the start of the 1967 fall semester and was formally dedicated in February of 1968. Dr. Lawson was Dean of Women for 27 years prior to her retirement.   

Quick Facts
Location: South Quad
Hall Type: Co-Ed
Capacity:  348 Residents
Room Types:

Physical Singles, Doubles and Triples

Room Layout

A/C: Yes
Floors: Single Tower with 5 residential floors
Break Periods: Closed

Faith Bradbury, Associate Resident Director
Sarah Jacobs, Complex Director

5 Resident Assistants, 1 Senior Staff Assistant, 1 Secretary

Desk Hours of Operation:

Mon-Fri: 8am to Midnight
Sat: 10am to Midnight, Sun: Noon to Midnight

Desk Assistant Application

Front Desk Number 217-581-5131
Mailing Address Room # Lawson Hall            
2151 4th Street 
Charleston, IL 61920-4063
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Amenities:Work Order

•Direct Internet Connection in Room
•Wireless Internet
•Front Desk
•Community Kitchenettes
•Stackable Furniture (on 3rd - 6th and 9th floors)
•Community Bathrooms
•Pool table in basement
•2 Elevators 
•TV Lounge
•Meeting Room/Classroom/Study Area
•Vending Machines
•Cable Television Service
•Laundry Facilities on each floor

Click here to complete a Work Order.

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Contact Information

Housing & Dining Services

MLK Jr., University Union,
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-6489

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