Gannon-Goldsworthy Hall is an energetic, diverse and sociable residence hall located on the south side of campus. Since this primarily is a first-year hall, there is a culture of building connections for the students who reside here. Gannon-Goldsworthy houses WSU’s Lead the Legacy living learning community, which connects first generation students with support to be successful at WSU. Residents of this hall also benefit from on-site tutoring in the hall lobby.

If you are interested in joining Lead the Legacy, please email  

Key Events:
• Traditionally, Gannon-Goldsworthy hosts a hall cup event where floors compete against each other to win the hall cup, a large trophy displayed in the Goldsworthy lobby.

If you are interested in joining Lead the Legacy, please email  

My Residence Hall
Your RA
Residential Education Director

Tiffany Firestone 
phone 509-335-3652  Some description 
Click to Email 


About Tiffany

Degree: M.A. Educational Administration and Leadership/B.S. Evolution, Ecology, & Biodiversity
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Professional Interests: My areas of interests lie in working to make the college experience accessible, inclusive, and successful for traditionally underrepresented students.  Currently, my efforts lie in trans and GNC student access and first-generation college student success.  I also work to promote sexual assault prevention education.

Our Address

Hall Desk Phone #: 509-335-3382

US Postal Service Letters & Packages Address:
Student Name
Gannon or Goldsworthy xxx
PO Box 1700
Pullman, WA 99163

Fed-Ex, UPS, etc. address:
for Gannon:
Student Name
1459 SE Stadium Way xxx
Pullman WA 99163

for Goldsworthy:
Student Name
1455 SE Stadium Way 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: 4 minutes

Room Amenities
Room Layout: Double rooms with community bathrooms
Building Features

Hall Features:
• Two large recreational lounges
• TV room
• Large study room
• Weight room
• Closest residence hall to Southside Café and Flix Café

Hall Capacity:
• 600 students
     o Gannon – 300
     o Goldsworthy - 300

• First Scholars program participants
• Lead the Legacy program participants
• First-year students
• Coed by floor
     o Some cases, coed on same floor

First Year Focus
Freshmen living in Gannon/Goldsworthy Halls, a pair of coed halls, will select one of the following First-Year Focus courses: History 105: Roots of Contemporary Issues [ROOT], English 101: Composition [WRTG], or Human Development 205: Developing Effective Communication and Life Skills [COMM].
Floor Plans
floor plan schematic floor plan schematic floor plan schematic floor plan schematic floor plan schematic floor plan schematic floor plan schematic floor plan schematic floor plan schematic floor plan schematic floor plan schematic floor plan schematic floor plan schematic floor plan schematic
Photo Gallery
Residence Hall Life Residence Hall Life Residence Hall Life Residence Hall Life Residence Hall Life
How long are the bed frames? What is the size of the mattress?

A little longer than the mattress. The mattress is 36" wide x 80" long. Sheets with deep pockets are advisable.

Can I loft or bunk my bed in this hall?

You can do both, but the process is different between the two halls because they have different beds.  In Gannon, you have to use the cabinet to loft your beds and obtain tools and parts from the Custodial staff.  In Goldsworthy, you will need to get a stabilizing bar and bed ends from the Custodial staff then follow the tool-free bed user guide.

We have guard rails and a ladder for Goldsworthy; only a guard rail for Gannon.

How much space is under the bed when unlofted and lofted?

Depending on how you loft the bed, 8", 21", or 32". The beds can go from being very close to the ground to almost 3 feet off the ground.

In Goldsworthy, the most space you can create under the beds in the unlofted position is 32".  In Gannon, the most space you can create in the unlofted position is 33".

In Gannon, because the beds came with a cabinet as part of the lofting system, you also have the option of lofting the bed on top of the cabinet. In Golds, the space under the bed is 50" when lofted.

In both halls you can also bunk the beds together.

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


What furniture comes with the room?

All rooms have closets, twin beds, small chests of drawers, desks, and lighting. All of Goldsworthy has track lighting; Gannon does not. Gannon has desk and hutches which also provide lighting.

What are the dimensions of the desks?

In Gannon, the desks are 40" wide x 52" high x 24" deep, with 1 shelf above and 3 drawers.

In Goldsworthy, the desks do not have a shelf, but it has a detached 3 drawer cabinet which can be moved.

Can a computer monitor fit on the desk?


What are the dimensions of the dressers?

In Gannon, the dressers are 27" wide x 24" deep x 60 11/16" high, with a cabinet above 3 drawers, with 2 shelves inside the cabinet.

In Goldsworthy, the dressers are 3 separate stacking drawers, each measures 26 1/8" W x 24" D x 10" H.

How many outlets are there?

There are 12, with 6 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?

There are two shelves inside the cabinet provided. There is also a shelf attached to the desk.

What are the dimensions of my room?

Double rooms are 10'6" wide by 16'3¼" long.
Single rooms (Gannon 124, 224, 324, 424, 524, 624, and Goldsworthy 115, 215, 315, 415, 515, 615) are 9'6¾" wide by 16'3¼" long.

What are the dimensions of the windows?

The windows are 10' wide by 3'5" high.

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

Yes, there are 2 wheelchair accessible rooms with private bathrooms and 1 hearing-impaired accessible room.

What public facilities in this hall are accessible?

Both buildings have elevators, making the floors accessible. Also the basement area, which includes a recreation room and a computer lab, are accessible.

Where are the outlets and computer hookups in the rooms?

There are two sets of outlets along each side of the room, about 2 feet off the ground, and a third set higher on the wall near the closet, about 6 feet off the ground. The computer hookup is near the window on one side of the room. A fifteen to twenty foot Ethernet cable should be plenty to assist in putting your computer anywhere in the room.

How are the bathrooms arranged?

There are two bathrooms and two shower rooms on each floor. One bathroom with sinks and toilets and one shower room with four showers are located at each end of the hall.

Are there study lounges?

Yes. Each floor has a study lounge. There are also two large study lounges on the main floor of Gannon/Goldsworthy.

Where do residents store their bicycles?

In the bike racks under Goldsworthy. There are no indoor rooms for bike storage.

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

Southside Café, which is right out the back door.

What kitchen facilities are available for residents in my hall?

Every floor has a microwave in the laundry room.  There is one kitchen in the Goldsworthy basement.  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?

Gannon/Goldsworthy has a pool table, ping pong table, foosball table, big screen TV, weight room, kitchen, and computer lab.

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

There is one front-loading washer and one dryer 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; both Gannon and Goldsworthy have a small room in the basement for storage.

What are the dimensions of the closets?

The closets are 76" high, 45" wide, and 26" deep. A top shelf above the closet is 15" high.

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?

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.

Can I bring my own microwave?

No, because the electrical capacity of the hall cannot handle individual microwaves.  You can rent a Microfridge from us at check-in, first come, first serve.

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 

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 Gannon/Goldsworthy Hall

Checking In:

Gannon/Goldsworthy Hall is considered a single residential community that encompasses both Gannon Hall and Goldsworthy Hall. Check-in for both halls are in the same location and directions are the same.

Enter the main back entrance to Gannon/Goldsworthy by the Southside Dining Center entrance and head up the Goldsworthy ramps to the Gannon/Goldsworthy Hall lobby. There will be signs telling you where to check in. While you are checking in, you will receive your key, get information about hall government, and meet various hall staff members.

Students should enter through the hall's main entrance and check in with your CougarCard/photo ID at the front desk.

Volunteers and carts will be available to assist you in unloading your car and moving belongings up to the room. We ask that you have someone begin unloading your car as your student checks in and receives their key.

Note: If you live on the 1st floor of Gannon, 1st floor of Goldsworthy, or 2nd floor of Goldsworthy we ask that you do not use the elevators to move-in as there is ramp access to your floor. We are also requesting that elevators are only used to move heavy objects and carts to higher floors.

Bed Lofting and bunking tools and parts can be received from the Custodial Room 78 in the lower level of the Gannon/Goldsworthy Hall center building.

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 Gannon/Goldsworthy, 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.

Getting to Gannon/Goldsworthy:
When you arrive in Pullman make sure you enter the WSU campus from the South entrance of the University (from Main Street/270). Gannon-Goldsworthy only has an entrance on the south side of Stadium way so if you come in from the North you will have to find a way to U-Turn.
After you turn onto Stadium Way you will see the Stephenson Towers (Big brick buildings) you stayed at during Alive! on your right. Go ahead and drive through the first stop light. After you go through the first stop light you will see a sign that says "Gannon/Goldsworthy" on your right. Continue driving past two smaller driveways until you reach the third driveway right before a bridge.

There should be a parking attendant in an orange vest directing traffic. Turn right and drive down the hill to the small Green 3 parking lot. This lot is right in front of the main entrance to Southside Dining Center

During move-in, Gannon/Goldsworthy Hall Hall will designate active unloading zones on our basketball courts, lawns, and parking lot areas. We will then have cars exit underneath Gannon Hall through a tunnel. Hall Staff will ask you for your name, room number, and a contact phone number. They will then put the information on the front of your car with your arrival time. Note: If your vehicle is over 7' 8" please contact a staff member for an alternative parking plan.

Due to the large amount of residents moving into Gannon/Goldsworthy Hall and the limited amount of parking spaces, all of the lots and parking spaces around the hall are active unloading zones only. We ask that all students and families park their cars in event parking during move-in or the large Blue lot off of Forrest Way.

Blue Lot Instructions
o Take a right out of the GG lot
o Take a right on to Grimes Way (first stop light)
o Take a right onto Olympia Ave
o Take a left on Forrest Dr. (four way stop sign)
o The Blue lot will be on the right

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.