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General Contact Information

Mailing Address:

2842 Forest Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311

Hall Front Desk Phone Number:


Hall Information

Type of residence: First Year

Air Conditioned: Yes

Co-Ed: Yes

Handicap accessible: Yes

  • *Room Dimensions:
    • Double Room: 15'9" x 12'7"
    • Single Room: 15'9" x 8'9"
    • Triple Room: 16'11" x 13'9"
    • Floor to Ceiling Height is 96"
  • Window Dimensions:
    • 7'1" x 4'9" (Blinds Provided)
  • Carpet
    • Not Needed (All rooms are carpeted)

*All Rooms may vary in size. These are the most common dimensions.

  • Lofts Dimensions
    • *36" Wide -80" Long Maximum lofted height is 6ft. (Beds are not bunkable)
    • *Residents will loft your own bed to the desired height upon move-in
    • *If you are bringing a futon for your room and you want it to fit under a lofted bed it MUST measure shorter than 80" in length to fit.
  • Mattress Size
    • Extra Long -6'6" x 3'
  • Furniture: (all moveable)
    • Wardrobe: 48" Wide x 24" Deep x 72" High
      (There are no drawers in the wardrobe)
    • Desk: 36" Wide x 24" Deep x 30" High
    • 3- Drawer Dresser: 30" Wide x 24" Deep x 30" High
    • Standard Desk Chair
  • Towel Bar, Coat Hooks
    • Provided in each wardrobe
  • Recycle Bin
    • One per room (No trash can is provided)
  • White Board
    • There is one dry erase board outside each room door for the residents of that room

Odds & Ends

  • Appliance Guidelines
    • Refrigerators - Not to exceed 4.0 cubic ft. 115/120 volts, UL approved, one unit per/room
    • Microwaves - Cannot exceed 700 watts, UL approved, one unit per/room
    • These common items are NOT permitted: extension cords, holiday lights, rope lights, halogen lamps, coffee pots, toasters, George Foreman type appliances. Refer to the Residence Life handbook for all approved appliances. All un-approved appliances discovered in a room may be removed or confiscated.
  • Bathrooms
    • There are both gender bathrooms on every floor, except those designated single gender.
  • Cable/Internet
    • Basic cable service is provided by Mediacom, premium services available at an additional charge to resident.
    • Internet service is Ethernet or wireless in every residence hall
  • Elevator
    • Located in all Quad Halls
  • Kitchens
    • Located in all Quad Halls
  • Laundry Rooms
    • Located in every residence hall in the basement.
    • Washer (29 minute cycle $1.50)
    • Dryer (45 minute cycle $1.25)
    • Coin-operated or Card-swipe payment option (E-Suds)
  • Mail
    • Residents will have a mailbox they can access themselves with a key.
    • All packages can be accessed from the desk staff in the hall of residence.
    • Mail is sorted by the resident last name and will NOT need room number to receive mail.
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University News
August 17, 2018
Neil M. Gorsuch, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, gave a special lecture to approximately 350 Drake Law students, faculty, and staff on Aug. 16.