Housing and Residence Life

FAQs

  • What is the deadline to submit the on campus apartment application?

    There is no deadline to submit the application, but the sooner you apply with a complete group the better priority you will have. A group is considered complete when all members have completed the apartment application. The group will be added to the wait list and contacted as units become available fitting their requested amenities/location.

  • Where do I pick up the keys for my apartment?

    To pick up apartment keys, please come to the Housing Reservations office. We are located on the second floor of the Streit-Perham administrative suite, and are open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.

  • What furniture is included in a furnished apartment?

    Furnished apartments include a sofa, armchair, coffee table, table with chairs, beds, dressers, and desks with chairs.

  • What size is the bed?

    All apartments include size twin extra long beds, except for Chief Joseph Remodeled Building B, C, E and F, which include full size beds.

  • Can I leave my things in my apartment during the summer if I am returning to the same apartment in the Fall?

    Only individuals with Summer (July) contracts can leave their items in the apartment.

  • Does the apartment come with a dishwasher?

    Chief Joseph Remodeled and Nez Perce Refurbished are the only complexes that include a dishwasher. 

  • Does my apartment have a microwave?

    Only Chief Joseph Remodeled units have a microwave included.

  • How much is the electricity going to be each month?

    The electricity bill will vary depending on how much electricity is used each month. Residents (except those in Chief Joseph) need to contact AVISTA Utilities at 1-800-223-5884 and place the electricity bill in their name. In Chief Joseph, electricity is provided without extra charge.

  • Can I sublease my apartment?

    Subletting is not allowed within WSU Housing apartments.  

  • What are my options if my roommate has moved in, but leaves before the contract ends?

    If a roommate decides to terminate their contract you are encouraged to find another roommate. You also have the option of paying the full price of the apartment and having access to the empty room or requesting a room lock off and staying at the current rate that you pay.

  • What can I use to hang posters and pictures on my walls? What can I not use?

    Please do not use tape of any kind (including 3M mounting products) to fasten pictures to the walls. Picture hooks, small brads, or push pins may be used, but should be left in place when you move.

  • What size are the Chief Joseph Village apartments?

    Two bedroom apartments in Chief Joseph range between 862 and 987 square feet.
    Three bedroom apartments in Chief Joseph range between 1035 and 1215 square feet.

  • What are the size of the Chinook Village apartments?

    Bedroom – 1083 sq.ft

                    1 Bedroom                         @            8’-3” x 23’-5” (Not including closet)

                                    Closet                   @            3’-1” x 12’-1”

                    1 Bedroom                         @            12’-4” x 16’-10” (Not including closet)

                                    2 Closets              @            2’-1” x 5’-0”

                    Living/Dining Room         @            14’-2” x 19’-7”

                    Deck                                      @            5’-7” x 15’-0”

    3 Bedroom – 979 sq.ft

                    1 Bedroom                         @            8’-5” x 12’-1” (Not including closet)

                                 Closet                  @            3’-1” x 8’-3”

                    2 Bedrooms                       @            8’-3” x 12’-4” (Not including closet)

                                 Closets                 @            2’-1” x 5’-0”

                    Living/Dining Room            @            14’-2” x 19’-7”

                    Deck                                 @            5’-7” x 15’-0”

    3 Bedroom Townhouse – 1106 sq.ft

                    2 Bedrooms                       @            8’-6” x 12’-3” (Not including closet)

                                 Closets                 @            2’-1” x 5’-0”

                    1 Bedroom                         @            8’-8” x 13’- 1” (Not including closet)

                                  Closet                  @            3’-1” x 4’-1”

                    Living/Dining Room             @            14’-0” x 17’-4”

                                  Storage #1           @            4’-0” x 4’-0”

                                  Storage #2           @            3’-0” x 7’-4”

                                  Hall Closet           @            2’-1” x 7’-4”

                    Patio                                 @            5’-0” x 13’-6”

    4 Bedroom – 1083 sq.ft

                    1 Bedroom                         @            8’-5” x 12’-1” (Not including closet)

                                    Closet                @            3’-1” x 5’-0”

                    3 Bedrooms                        @            8’-3” x 12’-4” (Not including closet)

                                    Closets               @            2’-1” x 5’-0”

                    Living/Dining Room             @            14’-3” x 19’-7”

                    Deck                                  @            5’-7” x 15’-0”

  • What are the size of the Columbia Village apartments?

    2 Bedroom #1 – 829 sq.ft

    1 Bedroom                        @            9’-0” x 11’-5” (Not including closet)

     Closet                              @            4’-9” x 5’-7”

    1 Bedroom                        @            11’-5” x 13’- 4” (Not including closet)

    Closet                               @            2’-0” x 7’-9”

    Living/Dining Room            @            13’-6” x 16’-10”

    Hall Closet                         @            2’-0” x 2’-0”

    Patio                                 @            6’-0” x 15’-3”

    Outside Storage                 @            5’-10” x 7’-1

    2 Bedroom Townhouse #1 – 940 sq.ft

    1 Bedroom                         @            11’-6” x 13’-3” (Not including closet)

    Closet                                @            2’-0” x 6’-4”

    1 Bedroom                         @            9’-1” x 9’-9” (Not including closet)

    Closet                                @            2’-0” x 8’-0”

    Living Room                        @            13’-3” x 14’-0”

    Dining Room                       @            8’-3” x 9’-9”

    Patio                                  @            7’-6” x 10’-1”

    Outside Storage                  @            3’-6” x 7’-1”

    2 Bedroom Townhouse #2 – 940 sq.ft

    1 Bedroom                         @            11’-6” x 13’-3” (Not including closet)

    Closet                                @            2’-0” x 6’-4”

    1 Bedroom                         @            9’-1” x 9’-9” (Not including closet)

    Closet                                @            2’-0” x 8’-0”

    Living Room                       @            12’-0” x 13’-3”

    Dining Room                      @            9’-10” x 10’-3”

    Patio                                 @            7’-6” x 10’-1”

    Outside Storage                 @            3’-6” x 7’-1”

  • What are the size of the Nez Perce Village apartments?

    2 Bedroom – 789 sq.ft

                    1 Bedroom                         @            8’-6” x 12’-11” (Not including closet)

                                 Closet                   @            2’-0” x 4’-11”

                    1 Bedroom                         @            12’-6” x 13’- 1” (Closet included)

                                 Closet                   @            2’-2” x 7’-1”

                    Storage                              @            4’-6” x 4’-6”

                    Living/Dining Room             @            11’-7” x 19’-4”

                    Patio                                  @            6’-3” x 12’-3”

                                  Outside Storage    @            3’-9” x 7’-1”

    2 Bedroom Townhouse – 921 sq.ft

                    1 Bedroom                          @            10’-1” x 10’-9” (Not including closet)

                                  Closet                   @            2’-0” x 4’-11”

                    1 Bedroom                          @            9’-11” x 13’-1” (Not including closet) + 5’-0” x 5’-11”

                                   Closet                  @            2’-4” x 6’-10”

                    Storage                               @            6’-3” x 7’-4”

                    Living Room                         @            12’-2” x 13’-0”

                    Dining Room/Kitchen             @            12’-3” x 13’-0”

                    Patio                                    @            6’-0” x 8’-9”

                                   Outside Storage     @            4’-3” x 5’-9”

  • Something broke in my apartment! Who do I contact?

    For Maintenance, problems or concerns should be directed to Housing Maintenance at 509-335-1541.

  • Can I have a Pet in my apartment?

    No animals, birds, or reptiles may be kept, fed, or allowed to visit on or about the premises. If a pet is found in your apartment, your apartment will be notified and fined $100. A second infraction will result in eviction.

    Pets are ONLY allowed to stay in Nez Perce Village – Pet Friendly units upon submitting the proper paperwork and paying the appropriate fees. For more information about our Pet Policy in the Nez Perce Village - Pet Friendly units, read the WSU pet policy or email housing.apartments@wsu.edu.

  • Can I have an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) in my apartment?

    Yes, all residents may have an Emotional Support Animal in ANY on-campus apartment as long as they are approved with the Access Center. For more information, contact the Access Center at (509)-335-3417.

  • When do I return my keys for my on-campus apartment?

    When your contract has ended and you are completely moved out of your apartment.

  • When I move out, where do I return my keys?

    You may return your keys to the drop box outside of the Streit-Perham Building or to the Housing Reservations Office located in the Streit-Perham Building. We are open Monday through Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM

  • When I move out, where do I return my parking permit?

    You may return your parking permit to WSU Transportation Services. For more information contact, (509)-335-7725.

  • How do I cancel or terminate my contract?

    In order to cancel or terminate your contract, go to www.housing.wsu.edu and login into your account. Once you have logged in you may enter into your contract. Scroll down to the bottom and click on terminate contract and follow the steps provided to you from there.

  • What does it mean when I cancel my contract?

    When you cancel your contract, you are ending your contract prior to the start date and move in.

  • What does it mean when I terminate my contract?

    When you terminate your contract, you are moving out and ending your contract after the contract start date.

  • How much does an on campus apartment cost?

    You can find this information in our online rate estimator.

  • I am having roommate issues, who do I talk to?

    Your apartment coordinator is a great resource to use when any roommate conflict arises.

  • My neighbors are being disruptive, who do I talk to?

    Your apartment coordinator is a great resource to use when any neighbor conflict arises.

  • Where is my mailbox located?

    Mailboxes can be found in the following locations:

    Chief Joseph Vlg.                Located on sidewalk between A & B and D & E buildings and in front of F building

    Chinook Vlg.                        Located on the exterior wall of rec center and outside of X building

    Nez Perce Vlg.                     Located in the laundry rooms in B & F buildings

    Columbia Vlg.                      Located in the laundry room in F building

  • Can I get a temporary parking permit?

    Yes! Temporary/Guest Permits (for less than 5 days) are available from your apartment coordinator or the Housing Reservations Office in Streit-Perham.

  • How long can visitors stay?

    Visitors can stay for five days total.

  • Can I have a grill or barbeque at my on-campus apartment?

    No grill or barbeque may be used on a deck or within 10 feet of an apartment building.  You may not store any type of propane tank within 10 feet of an apartment building.