Watterson Towers
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Mailing Address

North Tower:
Student’s Name
Room # House Name
315 South Fell Avenue
Normal, IL 61761-2581

South Tower:
Student's Name
Room # House Name
319 South Fell Avenue
Normal, IL 61761-2898

Watterson Towers

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An air-conditioned, 28-story twin-tower complex, Watterson Towers is one of the world’s tallest residence halls and features Watterson Dining Commons which offers a wide variety of items and venues. Watterson is designed in suites, an alternative to the traditional corridor-style residence hall.

Picture of houses in Watterson Towers as they appear from the exterior:

Watterson Tower's Houses

Vacation Operation

During official University vacation periods, Watterson Towers is closed and students must vacate the premises. Please see the Housing Contract Terms and Conditions for more information.


Refrigerators are permitted in students rooms, provided they do not exceed 4.3 cubic feet and do not draw more than 1.5 running amps. University Housing Services allows students to bring their own refrigerators, but does not rent or provide them.


The University assumes no responsibility or liability for the personal property of students. This includes damage, loss, fire, water damage, theft, flooding, etc. Students desiring this kind of protection must make their own arrangements for insurance.

Where to Study

Looking for a quiet place to study? Here are some options in Watterson Towers:

  • Conference Room 1  (Can be used during fitness center hours, Attendant can schedule)
  • Conference Room B  (Can be used when not scheduled, Schedule in the Area office)
  • Informal lounge (North Tower)
  • Piano Room North (Check out key at the front desk)
  • Piano Room South (Check out key at the front desk)




Illinois State University

Office of Residential Life Building
Campus Box 2600
Normal, IL 61790-2600
Main: (309) 438-8611
Fax: (309) 438-8866

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