So much more
than a floor.
|Room Types||Single, Double|
|Average Ceiling Height||Between 8’4″ and 8’9″ with a downward slant toward the exterior wall.|
|Furnishings||Lofted bed; desk with bookshelf and desk chair; closet; three-drawer dresser; waste basket; recycle bin; mirror; blinds.|
|More Details||Stonewall has a den that has tables and chairs for studying, playing game or a quiet place to stretch out and relax. The community bathroom has individual shower pods (change room/shower stall with locked door). a water bottle refill station promotes the Department of Residence’s green initiatives.|
The fourth floor of Freeman Hall is home to Stonewall House and the Spectrum Learning Community for students interested in building an intentional, inclusive community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and ally (LGBTQIA+) people.
In Fall 2019, Spectrum residents proposed changing the house name from Vollmer to something that more accurately reflected the values of the community. Inspired by the events at New York’s Stonewall Inn in 1969 which catalyzed the LGBTQIA+ civil rights movements, the residents put forth a proposal to change the house name to Stonewall which was solidified soon after.
Prior to 2019, the fourth floor of Freeman Hall was part of Vollmer House named for Lillian Vollmer who joined the Iowa state staff in 1938 as a hall director. The third floor of Freeman still bears the name Vollmer. Before placement in Freeman, Spectrum had been housed in Martin Hall (2018-2019) and Maple Hall (2017-2018).