Elmina White Honors Hall

Welcome to Elmina White Honors Hall. We are home to 117 residents in suites comprised of mostly double rooms and a few singles. Elmina White Honors Hall is also home to the Honors College, complete with a library, classrooms, and faculty offices. Honors Hall is distinguished from other living/learning communities by in-hall involvement with the Honors Program faculty. The residents also host many programs such as suite competitions and events for almost every holiday, including Apple Cup, Mom's and Dad's Week, and Homecoming!

My Residence Hall
Your RA
Residential Education Director

Justeen Montelongo
phone 509-335-2775  Chris van Drimmelen Click to Email 


About Justeen

Degree: M.S., College Counseling and Student Development
Hometown: West Covina, CA
Professional Interests: First-Generation college students and leadership development.

Our Address

Hall Desk Phone #: 509-335-3087

US Postal Service Letters & Packages Address:
Student Name
Elmina White Honors Hall xxx
PO Box 1700
Pullman, WA 99163

Fed-Ex, UPS, etc. address:
Student Name 
600 NE Spokane 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: 15 minutes

Walking time to the Down Under Recreation Center: 10 minutes

Room Amenities
Room layout: Suites with single or double bedrooms and shared bathroom
Building Features

Hall Features:
• Honors Hall is a coed hall
• Built in 1928 and remodeled in 2001
• Honors College Library, classrooms and faculty offices
• Pool table, TV, table tennis, piano, kitchen, indoor bike storage

Hall Capacity:
• 117 students

• Honors Program participants
• Academic scholarship recipients
• First-year students
• Returning students
• Coed

First Year Focus
Freshmen not in the Honors College who choose to live in Honors Hall, a coed hall, may select 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, small chests of drawers, and desks.

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

The bed frames are 36"W by 84"L. The mattresses are 80" L by 36" wide. Sheets with deep pockets are advisable.

Can I loft or bunk my bed in this hall?

The beds cannot be lofted, but they can be bunked.  In the following rooms, for space reasons, the beds must remain bunked: 210A&C, 225C, 230A,B,C,&D, 235A,B,C, 245B&C, 310A&C, 325C, 330A,B,C,D, 335A,B,C, 345B&C, 435C, 440B.

How much space is under the bed?

Depends on how you set up the bed, but a the minimum is 10".  The maximum amount of space under the bed is 21".  The beds can be bunked, but not lofted.

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 closets?

Some of the closets are 27.6"W by 65"H by 23"D, while others are 35.5"W by 65"H by 23"D.

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

There is a large mirror above the sinks in suite bathrooms (not full-length). There are full-length mirrors in the hallways by the elevator.

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

On 3rd, there is a small storage area.

What are the dimension of the desks?

42"W by 30"H by 24"D, with a pedestal built into the desk.

Can a computer monitor fit on the desk?

Yes, but shelves that are part of the desk may push a CRT monitor toward the front of the desk. A flat screen monitor will help with conserving desk space.

What are the dimensions of the dressers?

The dresser is 30"W by 24"D with 3 (30"H) or 7 (46½"H) drawers depending on the room.

Should I bring a surge protector?

Yes. These are not provided by WSU. Although power surges in the halls are not anymore likely than at your home, you just never know.

Can I have a server in my room?

No. The WSU network is not configured for this volume of traffic.

How many computer hookups are there?

For most of our halls we have one computer port "per pillow." If your room is a double room, there will be two ports; if the room is a designed single, there will be one port. Olympia Avenue is an exception; in Olympia there are three ports "per pillow."

Do the rooms come with chairs?
How many outlets are there?

There are 4 or 5 depending on the room.

Can I bring my own furniture?

Storage space is limited, so you should not expect to be able to bring your own furniture to replace university provided items.

Is the room carpeted?

Yes, all the rooms in Honors are carpeted. The suite lounges are covered in wallywood, a laminate covering.

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

No, other than the carrel above the desk. Storage space does exist above the closets.

What are the dimensions of my room?

Honors Hall has a number of different room types varying in shape, size, and whether they were designed for one person or two. Two measurements for length or width indicate an extra alcove space, a jog in the wall, or just some extra space in a part of the room, but not extending the entire width or length of the room. Every room is part of a suite. Each suite has a common lounge area, kitchenette with microwave and refrigerator, and a bathroom/shower area. Here is a listing of the room types and dimensions. Windows are approximately 3'W by 5'6"H.

Suite 210 310

double, 11'W by 11'5"/15'5"L, with 1 window
B: double, 16"W by 9'4"L, plus an entryway, with 3 windows
C: double, 10'2"W by 13'4"L, with 1 window

Suite 215 315

double, 11'6"/15'6"W by 11'3"L, with 1 window
B: double, 16'1"W by 9'6"L, with 3 windows
C: double, 15'4"/9'6"W by 11'3"L, with 1 window

Suite 220 320

single, 9'10"/8'6"W by 10'3"L, with 1 window
B: double, 16'W by 9'L, with 3 windows
C: double, 13'2"W by 12'6"L, with 1 large window

Suite 225 325

single, 9'2"/13'2"W by 10'8"L, with 2 windows
B: single, 9'8"W by 10'2"L, with 1 window
C: double, 16'2"W by 9'8"L, with a 5'5"L entryway, with 3 windows

Suite 230 330

double, 8'10"/10'4"W by 14'9"L, with 1 window
B: double, 8'6"/10'6"W by 14'9"L, with 1 window
C: double, 14'9"W by 8'10"L, with 4'2" by 4'10" entryway, with 2 windows
D: double, 11'2"/13'2"W by 9'10"/15'6"L, with 2 windows

Suite 235 335

double, 10'/8'4"W by 15'L, with 1 window
B: double, 8'/10'W by 15'L, with 1 window
C: double, 15'W by 9'6"/7'6"L, with a 4'7" by 4'7" entryway, with 2 windows
D: single, 14'W by 7'5"L, with an extra 4'7" by 4'7" corner, with 1 window

Suite 240 340

single, 13'4"/9'11"W by 10'8"L, with 2 windows
B: single, 9'4"W by 10'1"L, with 1 window
C: double, 16'2"W by 9'2"L, with a 4'10" by 3'6" entryway, with 3 windows

Suite 245 345

single, 9'10"/8'2"W by 10'4"L, with 1 window
B: double, 14'10"W by 9'L, with 3 windows
C: double, 13'2W by 12'6"L, with 1 large window

All rooms on 4th have dormer windows, with extra floor space that is not included in the measurements listed below.

Suite 420

B: double, 12'/14'W by 13'4"L, with 2 windows
C: double, 12'6"/14'6"W by 13'3"L, with 2 windows
D: single, 7'/9'8"W by 13'4"L, with 2 windows
E: single, 7'/9'8"W by 13'4"L, with 2 windows

Suite 430

B: double, 12'6"W by 13'8"L, with 1 window
C: double, 12'4"W by 13'8"L, with 2 windows
D: double, 18'4"W by 10'4"L, with a 4'10" by 5'10" entryway, with 2 windows

Suite 435

B: double, 12'6"W by 13'8"L, with 1 window
C: double, 12'4"W by 13'8"L, with 2 windows
D: double, 21'8"/19'11"W by 10'4"L, with 3 windows

Suite 440

B: double, 11'2"W by 12'6"L, with 1 window
C: double, 16'8"/13'4"W by 12'8", with 2 windows

Suite 445

B: double, 12'/14'W by 13'6"L, with 2 windows
C: single, 10'W by 13'2"L, with 1 window
D: single, 7'/9'8"W by 13'6"L, with 2 windows
E: single, 7'/9'8"W by 13'2"L, with 2 windows

Does WSU provide Ethernet cords and TV cables?

We do not provide Ethernet cords, but the Custodial staff have a few available that past residents have left behind. If you bring your own, we recommend at least a 9 foot cord, but it is impossible to say for sure how long an Ethernet cord you will need because we cannot say how far away you will place your computer compared to the Ethernet jack.

T.V. cords can be checked out from your Custodian and must be returned when you checkout of your hall.

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?

The hall lobby and lounges, public restroom, computer lab, and recreational spaces in the basement are all accessible.

What size sheets should I buy for my bed?

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

How are the common bathrooms arranged?

Each suite has a bathroom and shower for use by the members of the suite.

Does the hall have study lounges?

Yes, there study lounges on 2nd and 3rd floor.

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

The closest residential dining facility to Honors is Hillside Café, which is just across the street in Wilmer/Davis.

What kitchen facilities are available for residents in my hall?

Each suite has a microwave and sink as part of the suite common area.  There is one kitchen in the basement.  The hall has some pots and pans for use, but you will probably want to bring some of your own.

Where do residents store their bicycles?

In the basement bike room, or outside the east entrance on a rack.

Where can I park my car?

Students living in a residence hall may be eligible to purchase a Crimson, Gray, or Blue permit. Crimson permits are available only on a Priority Parking list basis, and only for specified residence halls. If you are interested in a Crimson permit, please be sure to indicate your interest in your on-line housing contract prior to August 1. To find out how to qualify for a Crimson permit after the deadline date, talk with your Residential Education Director. Gray permits are limited in quantity and are sold on a first come, first served basis through Parking and Transportation Services.

Gray or Crimson permits must be turned in to the Parking and Transportation office if you move out of the residence halls. Students living off campus are eligible for permits in the Green, Yellow, Red, or Blue zones, if available. Some zones, including Gray zones, have waiting lists. If you would like to be on a permit waiting list, contact Parking and Transportation Services.

At the beginning of the semester, students may park in Blue, Gray, or Crimson zones without a permit through the first 3 days of classes. However, students will be ticketed for parking in a designated reserved space, disabled parking spaces, loading zones, no parking zones or red curb tow-away zones.

Please visit Parking and Transportation Services web-site for more information about parking and transportation options at transportation.wsu.edu.

What amenities, such as pool tables, weight rooms, etc., does the hall have?

The hall has a pool table, ping pong table, TV, piano, a full kitchen in the basement and indoor bike storage. There are also study lounges on 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors as well as the computer lab in the basement.

Can I paint my room?

No. You can personalize your floor by painting a canvas in the hallway after receiving approval from Housing Services.

Can I bring my own microwave?

No, microwaves come as part of the suite. 

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 www.studentinsuranceprograms.com/pp . You can also reach our broker that handles this plan (Haylor, Freyer, & Coon, Inc), at 866-535-0456 or student@haylor.com 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 Honors 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?

Yes.  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.

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 https://movein.wsu.edu/signup 

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 https://movein.wsu.edu/  Information will also be shared and live tweeted on move-in day, please follow us @reslifewsu and use #WSUWOW

Specific Instructions for Elmina White Honors Hall

Drive to your assigned hall and look for the parking staff and temporary parking signage directing you to an active unloading zone.

Check in with your Cougar Card/photo ID at the Hill Halls front desk, located on the back side of McCroskey Hall. Sign up for a cart if you need one or look for move-in volunteers. Carts are available to check out at Honors Hall.

As parking is at a premium, once your car is unloaded, it must be relocated to a parking lot. 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.

For hanging items on your walls in Elmina White Hall, please use push pins. Do not use 3M mounting products, double-sided mounting products, permanent mounting products, blue mounting putty, masking tape, or duct tape.

Bed lofting instructions are located on the website.

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