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Dedication Sept. 5 for WSU Northside Residence Hall
August 29, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. –Dedication for the new Northside Residence Hall at Washington State University will begin at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at 1590 NE Colorado St., across from Bohler Gym.

The five-story, $32.6 million building serves as home to approximately 300 students. 

Public tours and a reception will follow a short program and ribbon cutting, which will be held in the main lounge on the first floor.

To RSVP, click here:

Sharae Randall, WSU Administrative Services, 509-335-0046,  
Karlene Beaumont, director, WSU Events and Outreach, 509-335-1990, … » More …

Media day Aug. 10 for WSU’s Northside residence hall
August 5, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – Media are invited to Washington State University’s newly constructed Northside residence hall during the campus-wide Move-In on Saturday, Aug. 10. Housing & Residence Life staff will be available on site 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. for interview opportunities. 

A public dedication with reception and tours is scheduled Sept. 5.

Northside is located at 1590 NE Colorado St., across from Hollingbery Fieldhouse and Mooberry Track.

Media are encouraged to film the exterior of the building as well as the interior first floor lobby/recreational lounge and second floor atrium, which leads to the third floor rooftop patio.  

Northside’s layout and … » More …

Environment friendly dorm available Aug. 2009
December 9, 2008

A computer generated model of the Olympia Ave

student housing facility project. (Photo by Louise


Construction of WSU’s newest student housing facility is growing visibly in stature as the superstructure and a crane can be seen on the horizon from Stadium Way.


A facility on the WSU Pullman campus is slated to be complete in August 2009. The hall on Olympia Avenue will house approximately 230 residents. It is the first student housing facility constructed on the Pullman campus since 1972.


The facility is anticipating a LEED Silver rating and will offer several … » More …

Major step in housing plan before Regents
March 21, 2008

PULLMAN –  A 10-year, $200-million plan to improve student housing  on the Pullman campus of WSU is expected to take a significant step forward this week as the Board of Regents consider the budget for construction of the first new residence hall built on campus in more than 30 years.

The regents will meet Friday on the Tri-Cities campus.

The Olympia Avenue student housing project, to be built east of McEachern Hall, is designed to give students a variety of housing options and to provide open, public spaces that encourage student interaction.

“This plan is a vital aspect of our effort to provide the … » More …

Dorm communities restyled for 3,000 fall 2005 freshmen
February 3, 2005

Most good ideas begin with a problem to be solved. The problem Washington State University’s Pullman campus faced was lack of student engagement outside the classroom. The solution: about 3,000 freshmen will be placed in Freshman Focus Living Communities for fall semester.WSU’s academic and student affairs leaders were made aware of the problem through the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), which was administered to randomly selected freshmen and seniors last spring. The survey revealed WSU scored above average on providing a supportive campus environment but was lacking in the academic areas of collaborative learning, interaction with faculty and educational challenge and experiences. The NSSE … » More …