In Pullman, all single (unmarried) freshmen under 20 years of age are required to live in a University residence hall for one academic year. This is not required in the Tri-Cities.
An option in the Tri-Cities is the Guest House. Another option is a Living-Learning Community (LLC) or living off campus.
In Pullman, the freshman live-in rule frames housing requirements (see below).
Students who meet any of the following requirements have the additional option of living in University apartments or living off campus.
- 20 years of age or older at the start of classes
- Spouse and/or children will be living with you
Living together at a big university in a small town creates a strong community.
Students at residential colleges—like WSU—achieve higher grades and enjoy more opportunities.
The reason is simple: the close community and support of roommates, faculty, and resident advisors make the difference.
WSU Pullman offers more than 20 residence halls with a variety of room options.
Make your first WSU friends in the residence halls.
Everyone has a place at WSU. Just walk in, and you will be embraced. My first couple of weeks here I got sick, but my neighbors were so welcoming and warm. One of the girls on my floor got me an orange juice just to make me feel better. That was the best, most touching moment.”
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Focused Community Halls
Do you want to live with internationally focused students? Do you want to live with science and engineering majors or with the University’s most dedicated scholars?
WSU Pullman offers many difference options to suit your living and learning style.
The Global Scholars Hall, opened in 2015 and welcomes international and American students who are interested in cultural sharing and global leadership.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)
The College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences encourage all students interested in these areas to sign up for Stephenson Hall, where you can take First-Year Focus courses that are closer to your area of interest and live with students who are in similar majors.
WSU Pullman offers many different housing options.
Pullman Campus Apartments
If you are 20 years of age or older, married, or if you have met the freshman live-in requirement, you may choose to live in a campus apartment.
The University offers nine apartment complexes: four for unmarried students, and five for married students and families.
Campus apartments have their own advantages. You still live in a student community, but you do not share a building with hundreds of other people. You have more independence and privacy.
Apartments are not as close to the center of campus, but are still within easy walking distance or a quick bus ride.
A wide variety of housing options are available for students. In Pullman, before signing a lease or an agreement for off-campus housing, check to see if the University’s freshman live-in requirement applies to you. This requirement does not apply to WSU Tri-Cities students. Apartments, duplexes, and private homes are available for rent or purchase.
No matter what part of town you live in, the University campus is within walking distance or only a short bus ride away.
Living in a University residence hall while studying at the IALC is counted toward the one-year freshman live-in requirement for undergraduates in Pullman.