• Ames Suites residence hall
  • Ames pod full living room including seating, a television, tables, and two students talking
  • Ames pod kitchenette including island, seating, countertops, refrigerator, lockers, a microwave oven, and two students working together.
  • Ames double bedroom including two lofted beds, a microwave/minifridge unit, desks, chairs, and personal belongings.
  • Ames bedroom, student studying at desk
  • Ames bathroom vanity including two sinks, counter, mirror, toilet stall and shower stall
  • Ames bathroom shower, a private room that can be locked. Only one shower is in each shower room.
  • Ames laundry room including multiple washers and dryers, and countertop

Residence Life

Ames Suites

Jesse H. 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, basketball courts, and campus trails. 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.

Living & Learning Communities

Substance Free Community: This community is for students who choose to live a substance free lifestyle. By selecting this community, both residents and their guests agree that use of alcohol or illegal drugs as defined by Wisconsin state law and university policy is prohibited.

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 black & white PrintAnywhere printer in the Ann Lydecker Living Learning Center
  • Resident mailboxes are located in the Ann Lydecker Living Learning 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

George R. Field South Fork Suites and Jesse H. Ames Suites are connected on 1st floor through the Ann Lydecker Living Learning Center. 

The Living Learning Center comprises:

  • A fireplace lounge
  • Two small multi-purpose rooms (Dayton & Greenwood)
  • A large gathering place that can be broken up into three smaller rooms (Prairie, Junction, & Cascade)
  • A beverage and snack machine across from the bathrooms
  • A black & white PrintAnywhere printer as well as Ames Suites mailboxes around the corner from the front desk

Lydecker Living Learning Center

Your Hall Director

Codie Moore

Codie Moore
Schedule an appointment.
Phone: 715-425-4563
Office: 110 Lydecker
Pronouns: She, her, hers

Mailing Address

(Room #) 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