Jesse H. Ames Suites

Ames Suites 

Jesse H. Ames Suites (Ames Suites) opened in Fall 2012 and is the newest residence hall on the UWRF campus. It is a green building and has been awarded the prestigious LEED-NC v2009 Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

For the 2014-15 academic year Ames houses traditional sophomore students (anyone who has completed at least two semesters of college and has sophomore standing). Students living in this residence hall will have the benefits of living in a brand new facility that caters to the needs of second-year students in both design and programs offered. Starting Fall 2015, Ames will no longer be a Sophomore-only hall, and will be home to any student who is not a first year student.

Eligibility Requirements to Live In Ames:

2014-15 Academic Year Requirements
  • Have 2 fall/spring semesters of college completed after high school graduation by move-in day and 24-59.9 cumulative credits.
  • -OR- Sophomore standing by move-in day (30-59.9 cumulative credits = Sophomore)
2015-16 Academic Year Requirements

For the 2015-16 academic year, Ames will be a "non-first year student hall"

A first year student has fewer than 2 fall/spring semesters of college completed after high school graduation by move-in day. Those 2 semesters could have been taken either at UWRF or another campus.

Get MORE out of Your Sopho-MORE Experience for 2014-15

Learn More

Learn MoreSecond-year students living in Ames Suites will be provided support as they pursue their educational goals so they can achieve academic success. 

Through programming and interactions with faculty and staff, students will learn how to effectively work with their advisor and participate in exploration of their chosen field of study.

Connect More

Connect MoreEncouragement of student involvement in campus leadership opportunities and community events will enhance second-year students’ connection to UWRF. 

Students will actively develop as student leaders through participation in campus and community events, get to know their fellow community members, and learn to effectively navigate the campus policies and procedures.

Discover More

Ames Suites will provide opportunities for second-year student to examine their personal values and beliefs through self-discovery and personal reflection.

Live More

Live MoreAs students enter into their second year, there will be opportunities for them to explore opportunities for career development so they can make informed decisions regarding future experiences.

Programs and activities will be available for students to network with faculty and staff and learn more about study abroad and internships.


Hall Floor Plans

Room Information/Design

Videos: Loft bed & sign room paperwork

Front Desk Check-out Itemslink: games, DVDs, kitchen items, tools, more...

History of Jesse H. Ames Suites

Complex Council

Ames & SFS Complex Council meet regularly to discuss issues and planning for those halls.

Mailing Address

(Room #) Jesse H. Ames Suites
851 Wild Rose Ave
River Falls, WI 54022


Ann Lydecker Living Learning Center

George R. Field South Fork Suites and Jesse H. Ames Suites are connected on 1st floor through the Ann Lydecker Living Learning Center. On campus students and organizations may reserve rooms in the Living Learning Center for organizational, programming or educational use. Find information for reserving space in the Living Learning Center here.

The Living Learning Center comprises:

  • Two small multi-purpose rooms
  • A fireplace lounge
  • A large gathering place that can be broken up into three smaller rooms

Building Specifics

  • Four-story coed residence hall located on the east side of campus
  • Wireless internet is available throughout the building
  • Houses 240 students
  • Residents will be required to be on a meal plan
  • Academic year single and double housing rates apply to Jesse H. Ames Suites
  • Students will live in Pods that are made up of 3 clusters. Each pod:
    • Houses 22 students
    • Consists of 10 double and 2 single rooms
    • Shares common space with flat screen TV and furniture and kitchenette
    • Offers a scatter coed experience, where men and women reside as neighbors
    • Provides separate bathroom and shower facilities for men and women
  • Laundry facilities are located on all floors
  • Smaller kitchens with full oven ranges are available on the 2nd and 4th floors
  • Additional study space available on each floor

Contact Us

Department of Residence Life
Division of Student Affairs
M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
B3 East Hathorn Hall