Global Scholars Hall
Global Scholars is WSU’s newest residence hall and is home to an innovative and inclusive environment. Residents from all backgrounds are celebrated at Global Scholars and the Hall’s diversity is a source of pride. With this, the residents of Global Scholar’s hall have the opportunity form friendships with one another while learning about the world and one another. Global Scholars aims to inspire students to learn from their peers, and make a positive impact on WSU and the global community.
• Culture & Diversity Dinners
• International Programs Coffee Hours
• Hall-wide art projects
• Soccer game watch parties from the patio
• Identi-Tea Identity Awareness Social
• Twitter selfie challenges
• Bubble soccer
My Residence Hall
Residential Education Director
509-335-1383 Email Lauren
Hall Desk Phone #: 509-335-1382
US Postal Service Letters & Packages Address:
Global Scholars Hall xxx
PO Box 1700
Pullman, WA 99163
Fed-Ex, UPS, etc. address:
1302 NE Cougar Way xxx
Pullman WA 99163
*Fed-Ex packages sent with "Adult Signature Required" could lead to delays due to a 21 year old signature requirement.
Room Layout: Single and double rooms with private and shared bathrooms. Apartments with 4-6 bedrooms and shared bathroom.
• Einstein’s Bagels and The Market on the first floor
• Common spaces on each floor
• Living room and recreation area on ground floor
• Outdoor courtyard
• Outdoor deck with fireplace
• 275 students
• Mix of under and upperclassman
• Students interested in learning about different cultures
• Domestic and international students
First Year Focus
Freshmen living in Global Scholars Hall, a coed hall, will select one of the following First-Year Focus courses: Roots of Contemporary Issues [ROOT] or Contemporary Ethnic Studies 101: Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies [DIVR]. These courses are shared with neighboring Northside Hall.
- Floor Plans
- Photo Gallery
- Isn't it the new hall for International House?
No, Although international students are more than welcome to live in Global Scholars Hall. This community is open to all residents-especially those interested in living in an environment that focuses on developing a global perspective with an appreciation for cultural diversity.
- Since it is Global Scholars, how will that change Scott Coman as the Scholars Hall?
No, Scott Coman is still the Scholars Hall and still has all the benefits of living in a hall where staff and residents are focused on academics and the living environment is tailored to suite those who are interested in learning and living according to the Scholar's Code.
- What is themed housing?
Themed housing provides both a foundation for programs and residential education as well as a common initiative or concept that residents can agree with, rally around, and promote in their lives.
- What makes the Global Scholars theme different from "international" & "scholars"?
The Global Scholars theme will be centered on culture and diversity with an emphasis on understanding what it means to be part of a global community, promoting understanding of diverse cultures (which is larger than ju st being an international or domestic student), and encouraging intellectual involvement; supporting intellectual growth through campus & community collaborations.
- What furniture comes with the room?
All rooms have closets, twin beds, a 3 drawer stacking dresser, and desks with a mobile pedestal file.
- 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.
- What size sheets should I buy for my bed?
The extra long beds are 36" by 80" with deep pockets.
- Can I loft or bunk my bed in this hall?
Yes, you can do both.
- How much space is under the bed?
Varies, the beds can be lofted; at different lofting positions, the space under the bed can be 9 ½ ”, 19 ½ ”, 29 ½”, 39 ½”, 49 ½”, 59 ½”.
- Can I use a bed riser in my room, to raise the bed off the floor to gain storage space under the bed?
- Where are the mirrors in my room and in the hall?
Every student room has a sink or shares a sink which has a mirrored medicine cabinet above & every floor has common bathrooms that have sinks with mirrors above.
- What are the dimensions of the desks?
36”W x 24”D x 30”H with an upper shelf that is removable, and could be placed on the bed ends. The mobile pedestal is 15 5/16” W x 21 15/16”D x 28 3/16”H.
- Can a computer monitor fit on the desk?
- What are the dimensions of the windows?
Depends on the room; the ones on 2, 3, and 4 are 5’wide x 8’high. The rooms on 5th are either 7’2”wide x 4’4” or 5’w x 4’4”h with a narrow 1’4”w x 4’4”h one directly beside it.
- What are the dimensions of the dressers?
There are (3) stackable dresser drawers (24 3/8” W x 24 1/8”D x 7 7/8”). They can be reconfigured several ways: side by side or stacked on top of each other.
- Do the rooms come with chairs?
- How many outlets are there?
9 outlets per resident in various locations in the room, except on 5th where there are more per resident.
- 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?
- 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 has 2 elevators, 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 bathrooms arranged?
There are male and a female bathroom/shower rooms for use by the rooms that do not have individual bathrooms. Each common bathroom has 2 toilets and 3 showers.
- Are there study lounges?
Yes. Each wing has a study lounge and an active room lounge that can be used as a study lounge.
- Where can I do my Laundry? How much do the washers and dryers cost?
There are multiple front-loading washers and dryers on each wing. 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?
There are storage areas on each floor.
- Where do residents store their bicycles?
In the bike storage room under the courtyard stairs or in their rooms.
- What amenities, such as pool tables, weight rooms, etc., does the hall have?
It has a rec room, a living rooms, and every floor has a full kitchen and multiple washers and dryers. The hall has a west deck with a fire pit, a huge bonus room on 3rd, and a courtyard which will be the envy of all.
- What is the closest residential dining facility? Where will most of the people in my hall eat?
Northside Café, which is just up the hill. Also, residents of Global Scholars will likely eat in Einstein's Café that is located in the hall.
- What kitchen facilities are available for residents in my hall?
Every wing 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.
- Can I bring my own microwave?
Yes, however, you may only have 1 microwave per room.
- What are the dimensions of the closets?
In the following room types, and this is per resident:
Single room = 48" wide x 84"high x 24" deep
Doubles = 42"w x 84"h x 24"d
Single w/bath= 48”w x 84”h x 24”d
Doubles w/ bath = 42”w x 84”h x 24”d
2 bed semi-suite = 48”w x 84”h x 24”d
4 bed semi-suite = 42”w x 84”h x 24”d
Each 4-bedroom apartment has two entry closets, one is 4’6” w x 2’ deep and one is 3’wide x 2’d. Each student room has a closet 42”w x 84”h x 24”d
Each 6-bedroom apartment has one entry closet that is 6’w x 2’d. Each student room has a closet 42”w x 84”h x 24”d
Space above the closets is 11". In the closet, there is a shelf that is 15" from the shelf to the top of the closet.
- 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.
- Is my hall air conditioned?
- What can I use to hang posters and pictures on the walls in this hall? What can I not use?
In Global Scholars 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.
- Isn't it the new hall for International House?
- Bed Lofting and Bunking Instructions
Those who tour or live in Washington State University’s newest place of residence, Global Scholars Hall (GSH), are impressed with its modern features, functionality and elegance. What might not be immediately evident is the deep thought and planning the building’s architects put into making it a place that fosters a strong sense of community and linking it with our global society.
The building’s unique features begin in the main stairway that connects the resident quarters with the shared space. The center column of the stairs is inscribed with artwork depicting dense clusters of communities from around the world. Examples are taken from every continent encouraging students to think about the world and view their hall as being different, unique and special.
Along the corridor on each level, where students frequently cross paths, are images inspired by how natural features and individual habitation work together to create unique communities. In the words of the lead architect, “When human beings involve their communities with the physical features of their environment, the result is a better community and a more valued public space.”
A perfect example of the connectedness between the environment and GSH is the unique community table located in the middle of The Market, a place where people can gather to purchase and eat fresh, locally sourced food. The table is made of old-growth timber salvaged from grain silos in Southeastern Washington. It was constructed by WSU students, under the guidance of faculty, in WSU’s Wood Materials & Engineering Laboratory. The Market, WSU’s first street-level urban-style marketplace, enriches the pedestrian experience and helps creates a sense of community for residents.
Much of the wood used throughout GSH reinforces a forest theme. Wood grain is evident in both the floor and wall tiles. Even the carpet, made largely from recycled materials, incorporates a wood-grain pattern in the main living space.
The important role our environment plays in helping to shape our communities is also evident outside of GSH with the courtyard gate. The gate is designed to invoke a global image reflecting WSU’s diverse student body. The architects also intended for the design to acknowledge the many environmental challenges we face during Global Scholars Hall’s inaugural year including climate change, diminishing oil supplies, and deforestation. In the words of the lead architect, “Global Scholars Hall thus expresses the hope that with application of innovation and stewardship, the environment can be a source of stability once again.” It is their hope that the unique features within GSH instill a mindset among its residents to search out and foster stable communities as they live their lives here at WSU and beyond.
Global Scholars Hall is an innovative environment for residents to grow as scholars and leaders, while encouraging and celebrating WSU’s commitment to a global education.
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.
Specific Instructions for Global Scholars Hall
Traffic is more challenging on the north side of campus during move-in so cars will be directed into queuing lines and will be released as active unloading zones become available for north halls. Portable toilets and water bottles are available while waiting. Lines can be as short as a couple of minutes and rarely as long as 20 minutes.
Drive to the Yellow parking lot South of Beasley Coliseum and let the attendants know what hall you are moving into so you get in the correct car queue line.
When instructed, drive to your assigned hall and look for the parking attendant and temporary parking signage directing you to an active unloading zone.
Students should enter through the hall's main entrance and check in with their CougarCard/photo ID at the front desk. If you require assistance or need a cart please look for move-in volunteers or ask a staff member who will be clearly recognizable by the shirts they wear. When volunteers are not working carts are available in the lobby on a first come basis. Please only use carts for moving items and return then promptly so they are available for others.
As soon as you are done actively unloading, you must move your vehicle to the gray parking lot behind Beasley Coliseum to make room for others. Parking staff will be on site to assist you with directions.
Extra recycling containers are brought in specifically for move-in. Please pay attention to where you are disposing of garbage versus recycling. Global Scholars has a designated trash and recycling area located at the loading dock. You can access the loading dock by walking through The Courtyard and to the door labeled Trash Room. This space is shared with both Global Scholars Hall and The Market. There is a black bin for trash to be placed. Staff will routinely toss the trash from this bin into the large green trash compactor. Please breakdown any cardboard boxes and place them in the large green dumpster labeled for cardboard. There are also multiple bins for comingled and paper recycling located in this area.
For hanging items on your walls in Global Scholars 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.
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.