Olson Hall

Olson Hall is located near Koren and the Center for the Arts and provides housing in three-person rooms for first-year students and four-person suites for upper-class students.

The Olson study lounge connects the first-year and upper-classmen wings of the building.

The Olson social lounge includes access to television, a pool table, and the Service Center.

Olson Exterior
Olson Study Lounge
Olson Social Lounge

Olson Hall is a first-year and upper-class residence hall located nearby Koren and the Center for the Arts. Olson Hall houses 196 first-year students in three-person rooms. Upper-class students are housed in an adjoining wing in four-person suites (two rooms connected by a common room).


  • Largest triple rooms for first years (14x17 feet)
  • Social lounge, television lounge, and study lounge
  • One CAT6 network connection per person in each room
  • Wireless network coverage throughout the building
  • Computer lab with internet access
  • Laundry room
  • Kitchen including microwave, sink, stove, and refrigerator
  • Parking available directly behind building
  • Closest residence hall to downtown Decorah

Quick Facts

  • Named after Luther's third president, Oscar L. Olson
  • Built in 1955 and renovated in 2004
  • Martin Luther statue in front of Olson is identical to one that stands in Worms, Germany