Close up of the sign for Prentiss-Lucas halls.


Prentiss-Lucas Hall, more commonly known as P-L, is a great place to live. Prentiss is a four floor building housing approximately 200 men and Lucas is a four floor building housing approximately 200 women. Prentiss and Lucas are separate buildings connected by a common lobby and lower level. The buildings are exact mirrors of each other in respect to their floor and room layouts. This hall also has a lounge on each floor along with two large lounges shared by both halls.

Room Information

Each of the double rooms in Prentiss-Lucas are very similar. There are two, extra-long twin beds, two chairs, two desks, two closets, a window, window coverings and a sink in every room. Lucas rooms also are equipped with medicine cabinets. Each floor in Prentiss-Lucas consist of one kitchenette and a lounge. Each floor also has a Resident Assistant and about 55 other students.


The lobby area is a great place to socialize and interact. With a great view of the sand volleyball court and a very central location, many residents spend their time with friends in the lobby. Mailboxes for each room are also located in the lobby, along with a slot for sending mail. The main office is staffed from 7:30am–11pm Monday through Friday and 11am–11pm Saturday and Sunday. Residents can check out many items at the front desk including: kitchen equipment, games, tools and movies, etc. Also located in the lobby is a drinking fountain and scrolling message board to keep residents up-to-date on all of the happenings in P-L.

Although WSU is a laptop university P-L still has two computers in the Main Lobby, as well as a laptop station with scanner, Zip disk drive and CD burner. Students can print information to the laser printer in the Main Office and pick up their information during office hours.

Lower Level

The lower lobby of the building is full of great benefits. The lower level of P-L has a TV lounge with a big screen television and comfortable furniture that is available 24 hours a day. There is also a DVD/VCR available for check-out at the front desk, which can be connected to the big screen television, available 24 hours a day. There are also vending and pop machines.


Also located on the lower level is a full kitchen for residents to use. There is a microwave, a stove and oven and a refrigerator.

The lower level also holds the laundry facilities. The laundry facilities are located in the Prentiss side basement and features washers and dryers. The current cost is $1.00 to wash and $.75 to dry.

Game Room

The game room is a popular place to be on any night of the week. Along with the pool tables, there is also a ping-pong table that sees a lot of use.

Contact Us

Prentiss-Lucas Hall
265 W King Street
Winona, MN 55987

The floor plans for Prentiss-Lucas hall rooms.