Washington State University

Housing and Residence Life

 

US Postal Service Address:
Student Name
PO Box 1700
Orton Hall xxx
Pullman, WA 99163
Fed-Ex, UPS, etc. address:
Student Name
1475 SE Olympia Ave xxx
Pullman WA 99163

                                     (xxx=room number)

Orton Hall

Hall Desk Phone #: 509-335-3306

Walking time to the CUB: 7 minutes
Walking time to the Rec. Center: 15 minutes


Freshmen who choose Orton Hall click here to find your Freshmen Focus classes and more information about the benefits of the Freshmen Focus program.

Orton Hall is located on the south side of campus and is for students 19 years and older. The meal plan is optional for this residence hall as all floors have kitchenettes and microfridges are furnished in each room at no additional cost, and Southside Café is nearby. Some floors are co-ed by wing; all rooms house only one person. Orton has a pool table, ping-pong and air hockey tables, a weight room, a vending room with an ice machine, a lobby TV and a big screen TV with stadium seating. A variety of games and equipment are also available at the front desk for residents use. Each floor has a washer and dryer shared by all residents of that floor. Use of these machines is included in the housing and dining contract.

Why the age restriction? Age-specific halls provide a typically quieter living environment in which older students can experience the convenience and social opportunities of residence hall life while addressing similar lifestyle needs. Orton Hall is open for occupancy during Thanksgiving, semester, and spring break periods.

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Can I use a bed riser in my room to raise the bed off the floor to gain storage space under the bed?

Yes.

What are the dimensions of the closets?

The closet is 44.6" wide by 23" deep by 80" high. Another foot of storage space is available above the closet as well. Mirrors are attached to the closets.

Where are the mirrors in my room and in the hall?

Each room has a full-length mirror on one closet door. In the hallways, there is a full-length mirror in between the elevators and in the north hallway.

What are the dimensions of the desks?

The desks have a movable filing cabinet that fits under the desk and is 16" wide by 22"deep by 25" high; these desks have a sliding keyboard drawer.

What are the dimensions of the dressers?

The dresser is 30" wide by 24" deep by 30" high including three drawers.

How many outlets are there?

Four double outlets

Can I bring my own furniture and store the University furniture somewhere else in the hall?

Fitting other furniture in the rooms is difficult, but possible. No storage exists in Orton for your furniture over the summer.

Is my room carpeted?

Yes. The rooms have wall-to-wall carpeting.

Are there shelves in the room? What are the dimensions of the shelves?

Yes. There are 4 movable bookshelves, 36" long by 12" deep.

What are the dimensions of my room?

The rooms are 10' wide by 16'8" long.

What are the dimensions of the windows?

Windows are 8' wide by 4' tall. A section 2'6" wide by 4 feet tall opens for fresh air.

Are there any rooms in this hall for people with disabilities?

Room 323 is disabled-accessible, and rooms 327 and 638 are hearing-impaired accessible.

What public facilities in this hall are accessible?

The hall is generally accessible via a ramp in the front entrance and via elevators.

Where are the outlets and computer hookups in the rooms?

They are halfway up the wall near the windows. Computer ports share a wall box but have separate outlets.

What amenities, such as pool tables, weight rooms, etc., does Orton Hall have?

Orton has a pool table, a ping pong table, a weight room, a vending room with an ice machine, a lobby TV, and a big screen TV with stadium seating. A variety of games and equipment are available at the front desk for residents use.

How are the bathrooms arranged in Orton Hall?

There are two bathrooms per floor separated by gender. Three stalls per bathroom.

Are there study lounges in Orton Hall?

Each floor has a study lounge, and the Formal Lounge on the top floor has many tables for large group study sessions.

What is the closest residential dining facility to Orton Hall? Where will most of the people in my hall eat?

Southside Café. Students in Orton are not required to have a dining account but approximately half do. A microfridge is provided in each room in the hall and a kitchen area, with a full stove, sink, and microwave is available on each floor.

Where do residents of Orton Hall Store their bicycles?

In bike racks on the west side of the building. There are no indoor rooms for bike storage.

What furniture comes with the room?

All rooms have closets, twin beds, small chests of drawers, and desks. The rooms have lights over the desks and a ceiling light. Both halls have wall carpeting and remodeled rooms. The beds in both halls can be bunked.

How long are the bed frames? What is the size of the mattress?

The bed frames are 85" L by 38" W. The mattresses are 80" L by 36" wide. Sheets with deep pockets are advisable.

How much space is under the bed?

In both halls the beds can be adjusted so that the bed can be approximately 10", 20" or 30" above the floor depending on your preference.

Where can I do my laundry? How much do the washers and dryers cost?

One front-loading washer and one dryer are available on each floor and shared by all residents of that floor. Laundry costs are included in housing and dining fees.

How much common storage space does the hall have and where is it located?

Not much; there is one very small room on 12th floor available for storage.

Orton Hall

Hall Desk Phone #: 509-335-3306

Walking time to the CUB: 7 minutes
Walking time to the Rec. Center: 15 minutes

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