So much more
than a floor.

House Details

Floor # 5
Capacity 60
Room Types Single, Double
Gender Co-Ed
Average Ceiling Height Between 8’2″ and 8’8″, with a downward slant toward the exterior wall.
Average Window Size Small: 22.5″ x 52″, Large: 45.5″ x 52″, X-Large: 70″ x 52″
A/C Yes
Furnishings Lofted bed; desk with bookshelf and desk chair; wardrobe with drawers; waste basket; recycle bin; mirror; towel bar; blinds.
More Details Lorch-Russell 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 stalls with a changing area. A water bottle refill station promotes the Department of Residence’s green initiatives.

House History

Named for Fred Lorch (1893-1967) and Mable Russell (1881-1953).

Considered the best authority on some aspects of Mark Twain’s career, Fred Lorch was promoted through the faculty ranks and was Professor and Head of the Department of English and Speech from 1942 to 1959. He also served as adviser to foreign students for many years.

Mable Russell was appointed to the staff of domestic art (now applied art) in 1916 and became an associate professor in 1946.