The College of Engineering and Architecture and the College of Sciences strongly encourage incoming freshmen to sign up for the Stephenson Towers, which offers a living/learning community for students interested in science, engineering and math. Why? Because students who share a living/learning experience, like that offered in the Stephenson Towers, consistently do better academically than students who go it alone. The living/learning experience at the Stephenson Towers creates a community of students sharing a major who will become your foundation for support during your years here at WSU and beyond.
▼My Residence Hall
Hall Desk Phone #: 509-335-5602
US Postal Service Address:
Stephenson East, North, or South xxx
PO Box 1700
Pullman, WA 99163
Fed-Ex, UPS, etc. address:
1265 SE Stadium Way xxx
Pullman, WA 99163
1225 SE Stadium Way xxx
Pullman WA 99163
1285 SE Stadium Way xxx
Pullman, WA 99163
Walking time to the CUB: 10 minutes
Walking time to the Rec. Center: 15 minutes
The Stephenson Towers offer recently remodeled rooms. Each hall is co-ed by house (alternating floors).
The recently refurbished Stephenson Towers complex consists of three high-rise towers: Stephenson East, Stephenson South and Stephenson North; all connected by Stephenson Center. Each hall is co-ed by house (alternating floors). Known as "The Towers," they have a convenience store and a large "down under" where many dances and activities are held. The Stephenson Towers also houses the Towers Convenience Store where you'll find a variety of items from sundries to snacks and sodas. For regular meals though, Southside Café is the nearest dining facility.
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.
▼First Year Focus
Freshmen living in Stephenson North, South, or East, all coed Math, Science, and Engineering halls, will select a First-Focus section of Roots of Contemporary Issues (History 105) and/ or Engineering 120. Engineering 120 students may also take Math 171 and/or Chemistry 105 as a cohort with others in the hall. History 105 is appropriate for any major; Engineering 120 is appropriate for many engineering students.
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- What furniture comes with the room?
All rooms have closets, lofted beds, small chests of drawers, desks, and lamps, shelves, chairs.
- 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"W. Sheets with deep pockets are advisable.
- Can I use a bed riser in my room to raise the bed off the floor to gain storage space under the bed?
- Can I loft or bunk my bed in this hall?
Yes and you can follow the tool-free bed users guide and video. The lofting kits, if not used, must stay in the room as there is no additional space in the hall to store them.
- How much space is under the bed?
Varies because the beds are loftable, but the most space you can have in the unlofted position is 27". The maximum space under the bed when lofted is: 56 ¾".
- Where are the mirrors in my room and in the hall?
Each room has a mirror above each dresser unit between the closets. There are full-length mirrors between the elevators on each floor.
- What are the dimensions of the dressers?
18"W by 35"H by 22"D, with 5 drawers each. A medicine cabinet with a mirror is above each dresser.
- What are the dimensions of the desks?
42"W by 24"D with one small drawer plus a mobile pedestal with one drawer and one file drawer.
- How many outlets are there?
Each side of the room has a 2 plug outlet and also a 4 plug outlet meaning you can plug in 6 items. Under the medicine cabinet there is a 2 plug outlet by the mirror on each side of the room.
- Can I bring my own furniture?
- Is the room carpeted?
- Are there shelves in the room? What are the dimensions of the shelves?
Yes, with a set of 2 adjustable shelves on each side of the window. The shelf dimensions are 30"W by 12"D. Also, each bed has 3 movable slip-on shelves (two are 15"W by 8"D by 5"H and one 23"W by 8"D by 7"H.
- What are the dimensions of my room?
A regular double room is 12'3"W by 14'5½"L. A corner room double is approximately 16'W by 16'3"L.
- What are the dimensions of the windows?
The windows are 2'10"W by 4'6"H.
- Are there any rooms in this hall for people with disabilities?
Yes; several are wheelchair or hearing accessible.
- What public facilities in this hall are accessible?
Access into the Complex is via the North door entrance, and the North and South tube doors are accessible.
- Where are the outlets and computer hookups in the rooms?
The computer hookups vary by room, but usually are located right next to one of the desks. There are two ports in each room so both students may have their own computer hooked up to the Internet. A cable must be run to the other side of the room, and is not provided by the University.
- How are the common bathrooms arranged?
Each floor has a community bathroom consisting of three showers and five toilet/urinals.
- Are there study lounges?
Each floor has a study lounge available to students.
- Where do residents store their bicycles?
Each Tower has an enclosed perimeter on ground floor where bikes can be locked onto metal railings.
- What is the closest residential dining facility to Stephenson Towers? Where will most of the people in my hall eat?
- What kitchen facilities are available for residents in my hall?
There are 2 kitchens in each Tower, in the basement and on the top floor, with stove, microwave, refrigerator, and sink. Every other floor has a kitchenette with a microwave and sink. The hall has some pots and pans for use, but you will probably want to bring some of your own.
- What amenities, such as pool tables, weight rooms, etc., does the hall have?
The Stephenson Complex has many items available for checkout from the front desk including games, VCR's and sports equipment.
- Where can I do my laundry? How much do the washers and dryers cost?
The laundry facilities are located in the basement of each Tower. There are seven front-loading washers and seven dryers.
- How much common storage space does the hall have and where is it located?
In each Tower, off the perimeter, a storage room is available for very limited storage.
- What are the dimensions of the closets?
The closets are 20" x 80½" on the inside, and the frame opening is 15½" x 78".
- Should I get renter's insurance when I live in University Housing?
Yes! While you may be covered under your parent’s homeowner’s insurance, claims against homeowner’s insurance can be expensive, especially compared to renter’s insurance. Personal property insurance is recommended by WSU. This insurance will cover your belongings if they are accidentally damaged, stolen, vandalized or suffer a loss from water, fire, smoke, etc. It’s very important to purchase coverage (starting at $65 for the year for $2,000 worth of coverage) so that in the event an emergency arises, you will have the funds to replace your items. If a loss occurs, WSU is not responsible. We strongly encourage all students to purchase this insurance as unfortunate situations can and do happen. Here are some common situations that can occur:
1. Water damage from sprinklers going off
2. Fire, smoke, explosion, windstorm
4. Accidental damage
To purchase this coverage, please visit www.studentinsuranceprograms.com/pp . You can also reach our broker that handles this plan (Haylor, Freyer, & Coon, Inc), at 866-535-0456 or firstname.lastname@example.org and they’d be happy to answer any questions that you have and help you enroll.
- What can I use to hang posters and pictures on the walls in this hall? What can I not use?
Please use blue painters tape for posters, and 3M Command strips to hang pictures. If you use 3M Command strips, please do not remove the strips; our staff will remove them over the summer if the room needs to be painted. Please do not use double-sided mounting products, permanent mounting products, blue mounting putty, tacks or push pins, masking tape, or duct tape. Stephenson has several walls with wall carpeting; please use tacks and pins on these walls, never use 3M Command strips.
- What furniture comes with the room?
- ▼Bed Lofting and Bunking Instructions