Exterior of Prentiss-Lucas Hall.

Prentiss Hall & Lucas Hall

Prentiss Hall and Lucas Hall are located on the northwestern edge of Main Campus next to Kryzsko Commons and Gildemeister Hall. 

Prentiss-Lucas features traditional units that include a private sink as well as a built-in wardrobe and desk. These residence halls mirror each other—meaning the 2 buildings have the same design, only flipped—and share a common lobby area. 

These residence halls are also a good pick for students who want to feel connected to on-campus activities and still feel like they’re “going home” at the end of the day. 

Prentiss and Lucas halls primarily house first-year students. Lucas is for female students while Prentiss is co-ed, but individual units are single-gendered per our housing policies. 

What's in These Residence Halls?

These residence halls include: 

  • Traditional unit options for 1 person or 2 people 
  • Fully furnished rooms 
  • Central heating 
  • Free internet 


Prentiss-Lucas offers students many amenities to enjoy, from fully-furnished unit options to a kitchen and kitchenettes, a lounge, a laundry facility, a volleyball court, security, and more.

Unit Options

Prentiss-Lucas has a couple unit sizes for students seeking the traditional college housing and roommate experience. 

You can choose from: 

  • Double – 2 people
  • Single* – 1 person  

Check out the floor plans for Prentiss-Lucas units to get a better sense of the room layouts. 

*Limited available.

Unit Furniture & Other Features

Every unit in Prentiss-Lucas comes furnished with: 

  • An extra-long twin bed
  • An extra-long twin mattress—soft on one side, firm on the other
  • A built-in wardrobe with a 4-drawer dresser 
  • A built-in desk with 4 drawers 
  • A desk chair 
  • Open shelving for extra storage 

Each unit also includes a private sink, meaning you can grab a drink of water and brush your teeth in the comfort of your own room. 

Other unit features include: 

  • Carpeted floors 
  • Windows with coverings 
  • Free internet access* via campus WiFi 
  • Trash and recycling bins*

*Think of this like “Utilities Included”—bonus!

Lobby, Front Desk & Mail Area

The first thing you’ll see when you walk into either Prentiss-Lucas is the main lobby. 

Here, you can socialize with your friends among the various comfy couches or finalize your presentation notes at any of the tables and chairs.  

You can also watch a volleyball match at the outdoor court through the picturesque wall of windows. 

Located next to the main lobby is the front desk, which is where you can use your Warrior ID to check-out kitchen equipment, board games, basic tools, jumper cables, and more.

This is also the area where you’ll check in yourself or guests who plan to stay in your room overnight. Please stay up-to-date on housing policies to ensure you aren’t in violation. 

The entryway in Prentiss-Lucas also includes the mail area, where students living in both Prentiss and Lucas halls get their mail. 

You can pick up any packages you receive that can’t fit inside your mailbox behind the front desk. You’ll get an email notifying you that you have a package waiting for pickup. 

Another essential near the front desk is a printer that you can use to print your homework assignments, study notes, or lecture slides from class.

Kitchen & Kitchenettes

Prentiss Hall has a kitchenette on each floor that includes a refrigerator,  microwave, toaster, and sink.  

You have access to these kitchenettes 24 hours a day, meaning you’ve got somewhere to take care of your late-night cravings. 

On each floor of Lucas Hall, there are full kitchens equipped with a refrigerator, stove, microwave, and sink for you to whip up a meal. 

You can check-out any kitchen equipment you don’t bring during move-in at the front desk of the building. Make sure to bring your Warrior ID. 

Cook for a group or cook just for yourself—there’s plenty of counter space for you to use.

Tables, couches, and TV in Prentiss-Lucas Hall lounge.


Prentiss-Lucas has a lot of common space with the main lounge on the first floor plus another lounge, 2 huge study rooms, and a game room in the basement

Take a study break and clear your head at either the pool table or ping pong table with your roommate or friends. 

Or sit back, relax, and socialize with others in the comfy chairs. 

Head over to the front desk and use your Warrior ID to check-out gaming equipment and DVDs. 

Resident Assistants (RAs) also tend to host fun floor and building events in these lounges, so keep an eye on when events will be held in these areas. 


In the basement of Prentiss-Lucas, you’ll find a laundry facility where you can do your laundry for free. 

This laundry room has 12 washers and 12 dryers.

Don’t forget your detergent and dryer sheets! 

Sand volleyball court between Prentiss and Lucas Halls.

Volleyball Court

Outside Prentiss-Lucas is a sand volleyball court where you can pass the time and get your heart rate up at the same time. There’s even an outdoor sound system you can use!

Use your Warrior ID to check-out volleyballs and other equipment—let the games begin! 

A student handing over their Warrior ID.

24/7 Security & Controlled Door Access

To maintain your safety on campus, only students who live in Prentiss-Lucas can use their Warrior IDs to enter either of the 2 buildings. 

That means students living in other residence halls or off-campus guests must have a Prentiss-Lucas resident accompany and escort them to and from the buildings when visiting.

Floor Plans

Save time during move-in.

Decide how you want to arrange your space:

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265 W King Street
Winona, MN 55987



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