Hiett harnesses the powers of the natural world. Boasting Lawrence’s second 20-kilowatt solar panel on its roof, it is also home to a fireplace built from slabs of Morton Gneiss—one of the oldest rocks in the world, 3.6 billion years to be exact! 

With 183 beds, Hiett Hall is the largest living space on campus. Completed in 2003, it is named in honor of Stanley and Clara Hiett—parents of Lawrence trustee Kim Hiett Jordan ’58. 

Residence Details 

  • Doubles, quads, and suite-style rooms (two or four students per suite) 

  • Private bathroom in each room 

  • Common living space in each room 

  • Rooms include an XL twin bed, desk, chair, and dresser with overhead shelving for each resident 

  • Carpeted floors 


  • Large central kitchen on each floor with fridge, stove, two microwaves, dishwasher and sink (except 3rd floor) 

  • Fireplace (4th floor lounge) 

  • Furnished TV lounge with large windows that face Fox River on each floor  

  • Elevator 

  • Spacious quiet study room adjoining lounge on each floor  

  • Conference rooms (1st and 2nd floor) 

  • Computer lab 

  • Patio 

  • Pool table