Community/Duncan Dunn

Community/ Duncan Dunn (CDD) Residence Hall is a newly renovated coed building with a central location to campus. This vibrant, innovative and fun hall encourages an interactive environment where many of the residents use the common spaces to interact with each other. Its location on Hillside is convenient for accessing the Greek community, the CUB, many academic buildings, and the Holland Terrell libraries. CDD is connected to Hillside Café and Market, making it extremely easy to grab breakfast, lunch and dinner on the way to class.

Key Events:
• After each semester there is a CDD Bucks Raffle. Residents can acquire CDD “bucks” for studying, helping fellow students in the hall and other supportive hall tasks. Students who enter the raffle with their accrued CDD bucks have the chance to win various prizes and gift cards.
• Opening Hall BBQ
• Service Projects

My Residence Hall
Your RA
Residential Education Director

Chris Van Drimmelen
phone 509-335-2477  Chris van Drimmelen Email Chris 

About Chris

Degree: M.Ed., Student Development Administration, Seattle University
Hometown: Milwaukie, OR
Professional Interests: Housing operations, student conduct, facilities, leadership development, history and biological sciences.

Our Address

Hall Desk Phone #: 509-335-2482

US Postal Service Letters & Packages Address:
Student Name
Community/Duncan Dunn xxx
PO Box 1700
Pullman, WA 99163

Fed-Ex, UPS, Etc. Address:
Student Name
720 NE B Street xxx
Pullman WA  99163

(xxx=room number)

*Fed-Ex packages sent with "Adult Signature Required" could lead to delays due to a 21 year old signature requirement.

Walking time to the CUB: 5 minutes
Walking time to the Student Recreation Center: 10-15 minutes

Room Amenities
Room layout: Single and double rooms available. Some with private bathrooms, shared bathrooms, or community bathrooms.
Building Features

Hall features:
• Washer and dryer, kitchen and study lounge on each floor
• Each active lounge has an LCD TV and the quiet lounges provide students with a big white board
• Fun amenities include an outdoor fireplace, rec room, pool table and grand piano.
• Every room has its own sink
• Large, updated kitchen in the basement recreation room
• Outdoor, lighted courtyard with furniture for fun gatherings and events

Hall Capacity:
• 252 students

• Mostly first-year students, with a small group of returning students each year
• Students in Greek chapters
• Coed

First Year Focus
Freshmen living in Community/Duncan Dunn Hall, a coed hall, will select one of the following First-Year Focus courses: History 105: Roots of Contemporary Issues [ROOT] or Human Development 101: Human Development across the Lifespan [SSCI]. These courses are shared with other Hillside residence halls.
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What furniture comes with the room?

All rooms have closets, twin beds, a 3 drawer stacking dresser, and desks with a mobile pedestal file.

What size sheets should I buy for my bed??

The extra long beds are 36" by 80" with deep pockets.

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.

Can I loft or bunk my bed in this hall?

Yes, you can do both.  Keep in mind, however, that this is a renovated building, so floors 1, 2, and 3 have lower ceilings than you will find in a new hall, so while you can loft or bunk the bed as you wish, there is a ceiling you might hit if you sit up too fast.  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, the beds can be lofted. The maximum space under the bed when lofted is: 56 ¾"; however, because the hall is renovated and dates from the 1920's, if a resident lofts their bed, it won't be at the theoretical maximum given here.  The maximum space under the bed in the unlofted position is 27".

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



What are the dimensions of the desks?

42"W x 24"D x 30"H with full width slide out combination drawer. Also, the desk has a mobile pedestal file with 16"W x 22"D x 25"H with one small and one large drawer.

What are the dimensions of the dressers?

There are (3) stackable dresser drawers, can be reconfigured several ways, side by side or stack on top of each other: 26"W x 24"D x 10 ½"H.

Do the rooms come with chairs?


How many outlets are there?

9 outlets per resident in various locations in 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?


What are the dimensions of my room?

Below is a list of rooms in the hall.  Note that the staff rooms are for the hall staff.  All of the rooms have sinks. An A or A/B after the room number indicates that the double has 2 or 3 rooms that make up the double room; you enter one room from the hallway and there is a door into a separate room(s).

Room # Type Width Length
11 Double 9'-11.5" 18'-8"
12 Double 9'-10.5" 18'-7.75"
13 Double 9'-11.5" 17'-10.5"
25 Double 9'-6.5" 18'-2"
27 Double 9'-6.5" 18'-4.25"
35/A Double 9'-6.5"/8'-6.5" 20'-11"/10'-4.5"
39 Double 9'-6.5" 19'-5.75"
43 Double 9'-10.75" 16'-4.75"
44 Double 11'-9.75" 14'-10.75"
45 Single 9'-0.75" 9'-10" Staff room
47 Double 9'-10" 16'-6.75"
49 Double 9'-10" 16'-6.25"
52 Double 9'-10.75" 18'-8.75"
53 Suite 9'-10" 20'-1.75"
71 Suite 10'-0.75" 24'-1.5"
72 Suite 10'-0.5" 24'-10.25"
75 Suite 10'-0.5" 25'-0.25"
76 Suite 10'-0.5" 25'-1"
77 Suite 10'-0.5" 25'-0"
78 Suite 10'-0.5" 25'-5.5"
87 Suite 9'-10" 24'-10"
111 Single 9'-11" 13'-5.5"
112 Double 9'-10.5" 18'-3.75"
113 Suite 9'-11" 23'-4.75"
117 Double 9'-11" 16'-6.25"
119 Single 9'-11" 9'-1.25"
120 Double 11'-5.5" 14'-11"
121 Double 9'-10.75" 16'-9"
143 Double 10'-0" 16'-8.75"
144 Double 11'-5.75" 14'-9"
145 Single 9'-1.5" 9'-9.5" Staff room
147 Double 9'-9.5" 16'-7.5"
149 Double 9'-9.5" 16'-1.75"
152 Double 9'-10.75" 18'-4.75"
153 Suite 9'-9.5" 20'-2"
154/A Double 9'-1.5"/12'-7.5" 9'-1.25"/10'-1.5"
160/A Double 9'-1.5"/12'-7.5" 8'-3.75"/12'-7.5"
161 Single 9'-5.5" 12'-9"
163 Suite 9'-11.5" 22'-6"
165 Single 9'-11.5" 10'-6"
166 Double 9'-7" 14'-10.75"
167/A Double 9'-11.25"/9'-11.25" 7'-11.25"/12'-11.25"
169 Double 10'-0.5" 19'-2.25"
170 Single 10'-0.5" 11'-7.25"
176 Single 10'-0.5" 11'-8.75"
177 Double 10'-0.5" 19'-2.25"
185/A Double 8'-3"/12'-9.75" 10'-2.25"/10'-1.25"
186 Double 9'-6.25" 14'-10.25"
187 Single 9'-11.5" 10'-1"
189 Suite 9'-11.5" 22'-5.25"
191 Single 9'-7.25" 12'-10.25" Staff room
211 Single 10'-1.75" 13'-7.25"
212 Double 10'-0.5" 18'-3.75"
213 Suite 10'-1.75" 23'-3"
217 Double 10'-1.75" 16'-6.5"
219 Single 10'-1.75" 9'-2" Staff room
220 Double 12'-2.75" 15'-1"
221 Double 10'-0.5" 17'-1"
225 Double 9'-2.5" 17'-0.75"
226 Double 9'-11" 16'-11.5"
227 Double 9'-9.5" 16'-2"
229 Single 8'-7.25" 9'-11.5"
230/A Double 9'-11.75"/8'-6.5" 10'-8.75"/10'-1.25"
231 Double 10'-1.25" 16'-4.25"
232 Single 9'-11.5" 10'-9.5"
233 Single 8'-6.75" 9'-11.5"
235 Single 9'-9.5" 10'-4.75"
237 Double 9'-9.5" 16'-2.5"
238 Double 9'-11" 16'-8.25"
239 Double 9'-9.5" 17'-0.75"
243 Double 10'-0.75" 17'-0.75"
244 Double 12'-2.5" 15'-0.75"
245 Single 8'-9.5" 10'-0.75"
247 Double 10'-0.75" 16'-10.5"
249 Double 10'-0.75" 16'-0"
252 Double 10'-0.75" 18'-4.75"
253 Suite 10'-0.75" 20'-6.75"
254/A Double 8'-4.25"/10'-1.5" 9'-1"/12'-7"
260/A Double 8'-3.75"/9'-1" 10'-1.5"/12'-7"
261 Single 9'-6" 12'-11" Staff room
263 Suite 9'-11.5 22'-4"
265 Single 9'-11.5" 10'-3"
266 Double 9'-6.5" 14'-10.75"
267/A Double 7'-9.75"/9'-11.75" 9'-11.75"/12'-11.5"
269 Single 10'-4.5" 11'-1"
270 Single 10'-4.5" 10'-9"
271 Double 10'-4.5" 15'-5"
272/A Double 10'-4.5" 7'-5.5"/12'-2.5"
273/A/B Double 10'-4.5" 7'-10.25"/7'-6.5"/7'-6.5"
274/A Double 10'-4.5" 7'-5"/12'-2.25"
275 Double 10'-4.5" 15'-4.25"
276 Single 10'-4.5" 10'-9"
277 Single 10'-4.5" 11'-0.25"
285/A Double 10'-2.25" 8'-3"/12'-9.5"
286 Double 9'-5.5" 14'-9"
287 Single 9'-11.5" 10'-1.75"
289 Suite 9'-11.5" 22'-5.25"
291 Single 9'-7.25" 12'-10.25"
311 Single 10'-1.75" 13'-7.25"
312 Double 10'-0.5" 18'-3.75"
313 Suite 10'-1.75" 23'-2.25"
317 Double 10'-1.75" 16'-6.5"
319 Single 10'-1.75" 9'-2"
320 Double 11'-10.75" 15'-1.75"
321 Double 10'-0.25" 17'-1"
325 Double 9'-9.5" 16'-11.5"
326 Double 9'-11" 17'-2.75"
327 Double 9'-9.5" 16'-2"
329 Single 8'-7" 9'-11.75"
330/A Double 9'-11.75"/8'-6.5" 10'-9.5"/10'-1"
331 Double 10'-1" 16'-4.25"
332 Single 10'-5.5" 9'-11.5"
333 Single 8'-7" 9'-11.5"
335 Single 9'-9.5" 10'-4.75" Staff room
337 Double 9'-9.5" 16'-2.5"
338 Double 9'-11" 16'-8"
339 Double 9'-9.5" 16'-8.75"
343 Double 10'-0.75" 17'-0.75"
344 Double 12'-0.75" 15'-0.75"
345 Single 8'-11.5" 10'-0.75"
347 Double 10'-0.75" 16'-10"
349 Double 10'-0.75" 16'-4.5"
352 Double 10'-0.75" 18'-4.75"
353 Suite 10'-0.75" 20'-6.75"
354/A Double 8'-4.25"/10'-1.5" 9'-1"/12'-7"
360/A Double 8'-3.75/10'-1.5" 9'-1"/12'-7"
361 Single 9'-6" 12'-11"
363 Suite 9'-11.5" 22'-4"
365 Single 9'-11.5" 10'-3"
366 Double 9'-7" 14'-10.75"
367/A Double 9'-11.75" 7'-9.75"/12'-11.5"
369 Single 10'-4.5" 11'-1.75"
370 Single 10'-4.5" 10'-9"
371 Double 10'-4.5" 15'-4.5"
372/A Double 10'-4.5" 7'-5.5"/12'-2.5"
373/A/B Double 10'-4.5" 7'-10.25"/7'-6.5"/7'-6.5"
374/A Double 10'-4.5" 7'-5"/12'-2.5"
375 Double 10'-4.5" 15'-4.5"
376 Single 10'-4.5" 10'-9" Staff room
377 Single 10'-4.5" 11'-0"
385/A Double 10'-2.25" 8'-3.25/12'-9.25"
386 Double 9'-5.5" 14'-9"
387 Single 9'-11.5" 10'-1.75"
389 Suite 9'-11.5" 22'-5.25"
391 Single 9'-7.25" 12'-10.25"


What are the dimensions of the windows?

In Community/Duncan Dunn the windows are approximately 3'6" W by 5' H, but there is variation from room to room.

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

Yes; several for mobility and hearing impaired.

What public facilities in this hall are accessible?

The hall has an elevator, making all floors accessible.

Where are the outlets and computer hookups in the rooms?

There are 3 Ethernet ports per resident, and their locations vary by room. A fifteen to twenty foot Ethernet cable should be plenty to assist in putting your computer anywhere in the room.

How are the common bathrooms arranged?

There are male and a female bathroom/shower rooms for use by the rooms that do not have individual bathrooms. Each bathrooms/shower room has at least 2 toilets and 3 showers.

Are there study lounges?

Yes. Each floor has a study lounge and an active room lounge that can be used as a study lounge.

Where do residents store their bicycles?

In a bike storage area by Hillside or in the courtyard.

Can I bring my own microwave?

Yes, however, you may only have 1 microwave per room.

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

Hillside Café, which is just next door.

What kitchen facilities are available for residents in my hall?

Every floor has its own full kitchen with oven, microwave, refrigerator, 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?

Community/Duncan Dunn offers spaces for all kinds of interests. It has a Recreation Room with a full kitchen, TV and a pool table and is an excellent place to relax, study and meet new people. Additionally, every floor has its own full kitchen along with a lounge space and TV. Washers and dryers are also located on every floor. Private study rooms and study nooks are also available on every floor. Community/Duncan Dunn also has two pianos, 4 functional fireplaces and an indoor courtyard. The building also offers high speed Wi-Fi internet and it is completely accessible by card.

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

There are 3 front-loading washers and 3 dryers on each floor. These facilities are covered in your room and board rates as a washer/dryer fee.

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

Not much; there is one small storage area about the size of a student room next to the Rec Room.

What are the dimensions of the closets?

The closets are floor to ceiling height, which varies by floor; the width is 3 feet and they are 2 feet deep and have a shelf.

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
3. Theft
4. Accidental damage
5. Vandalism
To purchase this coverage, please visit . You can also reach our broker that handles this plan (Haylor, Freyer, & Coon, Inc), at 866-535-0456 or and they’d be happy to answer any questions that you have and help you enroll.

For more information about what the renter's insurance from Haylor covers, please take a look at this video.

What can I use to hang posters and pictures on the walls in this hall?  What can I not use?

In Community/Duncan Dunn please use the push pins we distribute during move-in.  Please do not use 3M mounting products, double-sided mounting products, permanent mounting products, blue mounting putty, masking tape, or duct tape.

Can I bring a mini-fridge or microfridge?

Check the Housing and Dining Policies link in the Residence Halls Contracts and Policies section for more information and scroll down to get to the sections on Microfridges or Refrigerators.  Microfridges will only be available in this hall if some go unrented in halls that do not allow a microwave in one's room.


Bed Lofting and Bunking Instructions
Move In Information

General Move-In Information

Official WSU move-in begins on Wednesday, August 16. While residence hall contracts begin on Saturday, August 12, WSU highly encourages students to arrive for move-in on August 16 to begin their successful college experience with Week Of Welcome events beginning that night. 

This year, the WSU community and departments across campus collaborate to develop to best possible options to facilitate the thousands of students and cars that arrive on move-in day. Your arrival time, the hall you’re moving into, and the particular day you arrive, all play a factor in your experience. Those moving in will need to sign up and indicate their planned arrival time. Please complete the form located at 

Please plan to come with patience and know that there will probably be some wait times to get into your unloading zone. Hundreds of volunteers, Housing & Residence Life staff, and Parking & Transportation Services staff want your move-in to be smooth and low stress. They are easily identifiable and happy to help.  Please keep in mind that pets are not allowed in the residence halls when moving in.

You can find more information about move-in at  Information will also be shared and live tweeted on move-in day, please follow us @reslifewsu and use #WSUWOW

Specific Instructions for Community/Duncan Dunn

Drive to your assigned hall and look for the parking staff and temporary parking signage directing you to an active unloading zone. These will be located in the Crimson Lot across from Community/Duncan Dunn, or along the street if the lot is completely full.

Students should enter through the hall's main entrance and check in with their CougarCard/photo ID at the front desk. From the desk, you will be directed to where you can get more information, a moving cart, and/or help from our move-in volunteers.

As parking is at a premium, once your car is unloaded, it must be relocated to a parking lot that is not being used as a loading zone. Parking staff will be on site to assist you with directions on best parking lot options.

Extra recycling containers are brought in specifically for move-in. Please pay attention to where you are disposing of garbage versus recycling. Community/Duncan Dunn’s garbage and recycling dumpsters are behind the building in the alleyway. Please flatten all cardboard before placing it in the recycling dumpsters!

For hanging items on your walls in Community/Duncan Dunn, please use only push pins to hang items on your wall. Please do not use 3M mounting products, double-sided mounting products, permanent mounting products, mounting putty, masking tape, or duct tape.

All rooms in Community/Duncan Dunn come with bed lofting kits. Bed lofting instructions are located on the website. Unused loft kits may not be removed from resident rooms or stored elsewhere!

Words of Wisdom from past students and parents

Rooms are smaller than you think. Spend some time looking at the photos and room dimensions and be realistic with what will fit.

Review what you can’t bring – the list is specific for each hall.

Maximize your space by storing your bike in the storage cage instead of your room. You can request card access to the bike cage from the Front Desk.