Yakama Village features one, two and three bedroom apartments in either a flat (living area all on one floor), or townhouse (living room, kitchen and dining room downstairs; bedrooms and bathroom upstairs) style.
Yakama is the only complex to provide washers and dryers in units with hook-ups (one bedroom townhouse and all of the two and three bedroom units). All units with hookups are provided with complementary washers and dryers. Yakama is also the only complex that has individual natural gas furnaces and hot water heaters in all one, two and three bedroom apartments. Each apartment has its own patio or deck. Located on the deck/patio is a lockable storage closet for the resident to use.
The university provides cable TV, Internet, water, sewer and garbage. The resident is responsible for electricity, natural gas, and phone service. Yakama and select buildings in Chief Joseph are connected to the university Ethernet.
Studio units are only available for graduate students. Graduate Students Apartment choice is limited to studio and 1 bedroom units. Graduate students may not have roommates. Studio units are fully furnished (stove, refrigerator, futon, lounge chair, dresser, and table with chairs) and includes wall to wall carpeting in all areas except kitchen and bathroom.
To provide students on the south side of campus with more convenient fitness options, University Recreation has partnered with Housing & Residence Life to create the Down Under Fitness Center in Stephenson Complex. Approximately 3,800 square feet will be dedicated to weight lifting and cardio equipment. The new fitness center will also include two multipurpose group fitness and training rooms. These rooms will also be used for Residence Life programming and events. Opening for the start of fall semester 2015, the fitness center will be accessible by CougarCard to students who pay the Student Recreation Center mandatory fee, or by elected membership.