Jesse H. Ames Suites

Residence Life

Jesse H. Ames Suites

Ames Suites is located on the east side of campus and houses approximately 240 students. Students one year post high school graduation by move in date are eligible to live in Ames Suites.

Nearby, students will find parking lot O, sand volleyball courts, and basketball courts. Ames is connected to the Ann Lydecker Living Learning Center as well as South Fork Suites. The hall is named after former UW-River Falls President Jesse H. Ames.

2021-22 Living & Learning Communities

Healthy Living Community: The Healthy Living Community is for students who choose to live a substance free lifestyle. Depending on interest, 1-2 pods are designated to house the Healthy Living Community.

Pod Style Living

Ames is a pod-style residence hall. It is a green building and has been awarded the prestigious LEED-NC v2009 Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

  • Students will live in Pods that are made up of 3 clusters. Each pod:
    • Houses about 22 students
    • Provides separate, private bathroom and shower facilities with shared sink areas
    • Offers a scattered coed experience, where men and women may reside as neighbors
    • Shares common space with
      • Television, seating, table and chairs
      • Kitchenette area with lockers, full refrigerator/freezer, sink, microwave oven, and island with stools

Hall Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Free laundry facilities on all floors
  • Study lounges on each floor with tables and chairs
  • Smaller kitchens including an oven, stove, and sink are available on the 2nd and 4th floors
  • Beverage and snack machines in Ann Lydecker Living Learning Center
  • A PrintAnywhere printer in the Ann Lydecker Living Lrarning Center

Room Amenities

  • Ames Suites rooms are approximately 12' x 16'
  • Floor to ceiling height ranges from 8' 4" to 8' 10"
  • Two loftable beds with twin extra-long mattresses
  • Two dressers and closets
  • Two study desks and chairs
  • One MicroFridge (refrigerator and microwave)
  • Garbage and recycling bins
  • Towel bar
  • Wireless internet
  • Carpeted floor

Room Design



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

Lydecker Living Learning Center

  • 517
  • 518
  • 519
  • 521
  • 523
  • 525
  • 527

Your Hall Director

Sam Witak
Schedule an appointment.
Phone: 715-425-4607
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Mailing Address

(Room #) Jesse H. Ames Suites
851 Wild Rose Ave
River Falls, WI 54022 
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Department of Residence Life
M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
B3 East Hathorn Hall