Housing and Residential Life
My Residence Hall
Hall Desk Phone #: 509-335-3087
US Postal Service Letters & Packages Address:
McCroskey Hall xxx
PO Box 1700
Pullman, WA 99163
Fed-Ex, UPS, etc. address:
1055 NE Campus Ave.
Hall Number 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, double, and triple rooms
• Pool table, table tennis
• Two big screen TVs
• Full kitchen
• Laundry facilities
• Study rooms
• 73 students
• Gender Inclusive
• Mix of First-year students and Returning Students
First Year Focus
Freshmen living in McCroskey Hall may select:
McCroskey Hall: History 105: Roots of Contemporary Issues [ROOT] or English 101: College Composition [WRTG]. These courses are shared with other Hillside residence halls. These courses are shared with other Hillside residence halls.
Washington State University is committed to providing a safe, inclusive and supportive experience for all students. Washington State University offers a gender inclusive floor within the McCroskey Residence Hall. Gender Inclusive Housing is open to all students.
Gender Inclusive housing works to provide a safe, affirming and inclusive residential living option for students of the following identities and lived experiences:
- Gender queer students
- Students who are currently transitioning from one gender to another (i.e transitioning from male to female or female to male)
- Students who do not confirm to society’s expectations to their assigned gender at birth
- Students who do not wish to be identified by any sex or gender identity
- Students who are in the process of discovering their gender identity
- Students who appreciate and respect people with the above identities and lived experiences, and who would prefer to live in a community comprised of such
The Gender Inclusive community within McCroskey Resident Hall is composed of these qualities:
- Students living in the gender inclusive floor may share a room with students of any gender, gender identity, gender expression or sex.
- There are no dedicated male or female bathrooms on the gender inclusive floor. The bathroom is a communal bathroom that is shared by all members that live on that floor.
Community Standards Include:
- Respect my community member’s different motivations for choosing this living option
- Embrace and learn from experiences different from my own
- Engage in civil and open conversation
- Use inclusive and respectful language within and outside of McCroskey Hall
- Consciously practice habits that contribute to a safe and welcoming living environment
- Actively participate in the formation of the Gender Inclusive Community Living Agreement and ongoing community meetings
- Contribute positively to the community by offering support and encouragement for the McCroskey Hall Gender Inclusive Community
- Support inclusive and diverse initiatives launched from within the community
- Educate my guest about community expectations and values
- Utilize non-gender specific facilities such as restrooms or showers
Obtaining Gender Inclusive Housing at Washington State University
Returning students would connect with the RED of McCroskey during the Room Reapplication process that would take place during the Spring Semester for the upcoming school year. Students could also work to connect with the RED of McCroskey during the school year to see if there are any open spaces in Gender Inclusive housing and the student could work to move in McCroskey or be added to the McCroskey waiting list during the school year at any point.
Incoming students who are new to Washington State University could request McCroskey and Gender Inclusive Housing when they submit their housing application.
*Information was adopted from the University of San Francisco Gender Inclusive Housing website
- Do all the normal residence hall rules still apply?
Residence hall policies and procedures are consistent in all hall environments on campus. To see a complete listing of policies and procedures, please review the Housing Policies at /reshall/contract
- What is Gender Inclusive Housing?
Gender inclusive housing (GIH) communities focus on creating an inclusive environment where students can live in the same room with any student - regardless of sex, gender, gender identity/expression, or sexual orientation. This is one of the specialized living communities where participation is voluntary.
- How many schools have GIH?
Currently, more than 50 schools in the United States have GIH or a policy that supports this housing option. The University of Washington, Evergreen State College, and Central Washington University already have gender inclusive living communities. Furthermore, schools across the country are looking into creating similar types of housing communities to support students.
- How will this compare to other specialized living communities (e.g. STEM, international, honors)?
All of the themed living communities are unique residential environments that foster community growth and development through targeted programmatic and staff supported efforts. These communities are centered around a common set of values or ideals and are provided to students who are interested in connecting with other students with similar interests, backgrounds, or experiences.
- What is the process? How will students be selected?
Applicants must select GIH on housing application AND also select McCroskey Hall as their number 1 hall choice. The student will be contacted by Residence Life to ensure that the community will meet the needs of the student. The community is first come, first serve and there are limited spaces. A student cannot be put into the community without wanting to be placed there. Also, any student with a housing contract is eligible for GIH, including first years.
- How many students can be accommodated?
We anticipate housing approximately 6-10 students during the 2014-2015 academic year.
- Where will this be located? What room types are available?
GIH will be located in McCroskey Hall on the 2014-2015 academic year. All rooms in the community are doubles.
- Will it cost more?
No, the cost will be based on hall and room type, not on community participation.
- How will roommate matching be done?
Housing will match roommates based upon preference attributes from the housing application each student submits. The attributes include smoking, drinking, cleanliness, and socializing with friends to name a few.
- What about couples? Will I be able to live with my significant other?
The intended purpose of the GIH program is to provide a living option for students who do not feel comfortable in current housing options. Thus, we discourage couples from applying to live together.
- How will roommate conflicts be handled? If I want to move out of my living situation but remain in GIH, will this be possible?
The best way to avoid roommate conflicts is to have roommates proactively discuss expectations of each other and the shared living space. This includes guests/visitors, expectations regarding privacy, cleanliness, shared items/food, etc. One of the best tools to avoid conflict is a roommate agreement. When/if disagreements occur, it is best to talk about them as soon as appropriately possible. If you need assistance initiating a difficult or uncomfortable conversation with your roommate(s), speak with your RA or Residential Education Director (RED). Sometimes it is best not to remain roommates. If that is the best option, your Residential Housing staff member can let you know of open room spaces on campus. If other GIH spaces are available, you are welcome to choose a space in that designated area.
- Can a student apply for GIH mid-year?
Following the housing application deadline, students interested in moving into the GIH community are encouraged to contact Residential Housing to see what spaces are currently available. Moving into the GIH community can occur outside the traditional time frame but will still require students to submit the supplemental application.
- Can a student move out if I find this isn't a good fit?
Students interested in leaving GIH will pursue the standard room change process available to students throughout campus. The student can work with the RED to find a more suitable place to live.
- Do all the normal residence hall rules still apply?
- Will there be specialized training for staff?
Yes, ongoing training is conducted for all Residential Life staff, including those working with the Gender Inclusive Housing community.
- What type of education will be provided to students outside of the GIH community?
Educational efforts will be incorporated into our ongoing residence hall programming efforts.
- What are the plans regarding the safety and security of the facilities?
The building where GIH will be located has swipe card access to the main entrance doors. The hallway that adjoins the student rooms will also be locked. Students are encouraged to either confront or report people who do not appear to live in the building. Students are strongly discouraged from allowing others who do not live in the building from following them into the building. All guests and visitors should be escorted. All suspicious persons or activities should be reported immediately to WSUPD.
- Do all the normal residence hall rules still apply?
Move In Information
Move In Information for McCroskey Hall
Traffic can be challenging on the hill part of campus during move-in so cars will be directed into queuing lines and will be released as active unloading zones become available for each hall. Toilets are available in the Chinook Student Center and water bottles are available while waiting. Wait times can range from a few minutes to 20 minutes.
Drive to the Green parking lot South of Daggy Hall on College Avenue and let the attendants know what hall you are moving into so you can 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 check in with their Cougar Card/photo ID at the Hill Halls front desk, located on the back side of McCroskey Hall. While you are checking in, you will receive your key, get information about the hall, and meet various hall staff members. Sign up for a cart if you need one or look for move-in volunteers who will be clearly recognizable by the shirts they wear.
As soon as you are done actively unloading, you must move your vehicle to the green lots off of Spokane Street 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.
For hanging items on your walls in McCroskey Hall 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. Do not use double-sided mounting products, permanent mounting products, blue mounting putty, tacks or push pins, 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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"W. 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; see your Custodian for the pins used to bunk the beds.
How much space is under the bed?
Variable and adjustable depending upon the room configuration. The maximum amount of space under the bed is 32". The beds in McCroskey 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 closet?
Closet: 48"W x 24"D x 80"H
Wardrobe: 36"W x 24'D x 72'H (instead of closets in some rooms)
Where are the mirrors in my room and in the hall?
There is a small mirror in the rooms above the sink. There is a large mirror above the sink in the common room bathroom (not full-length). There is a large full-length mirror in two of the stairwells, one on 1st and one on 2nd.
What are the dimensions of the desks?
Desk: 44"W x 24"D x 30"H (it has 2 drawers on top of one file drawer)
Hutch: 42"W x 12"D x 25"H (fits on top of desk)
What are the dimensions of the dressers?
The dresser is 30"W by 24"D with seven (46½"H) drawers.
Do the rooms come with chairs?
How many outlets are there?
Usually 3 sets per room.
Can I bring my own furniture?
It is recommended that you use the furniture in your room, or make prior arrangements to bring your own as storage space is limited.
Is the room carpeted?
Are there shelves in the room? What are the dimensions of the shelves?
No, but there is a hutch that is part of the desk that serves as shelves
What are the dimensions of my room?
McCroskey has a number of different room types varying in shape, size, and whether they were designed for one person or two. Also, rooms with multiple widths or lengths have a "jog" in the wall. All of the rooms have sinks. Here is a listing of the room types, dimensions, and window measurements. Windows are approximately 3'W by 6'H, in rooms where no measurement has been taken.
118,218, double, 19'4"W by 10'5"L, 3 windows, 3'6"W by 5'H
119,219, single, 8'3"W by 15'1"L, with 2 windows, 3'7W by 6'8"H
131,231, double, with 2 rooms, 8'/12'W by 10'6"/14'4"L, 3 windows, 3'8"W by 5'1"H
134,234, double, 16'4"W by 10'5"L, 3 windows, 3'8"W by 5'3"H
135,235, double, with 2 rooms, 16'/8'W by 9'/11'L, with 4 windows, 3'8"/3'6"W by 5'1"/5'1"H
146, double, 16'W by 10'Lwith 1 window
147, double, with 2 rooms, 16'/8'W by 9'/11'L, with 4 windows, 3'8"/3'6"W by 5'1"/5'1"H
201, double, with 3 rooms, 10'/7'5"/8'7"W by 10'/10'/12'L, and 4 windows, 3'8"W by 5'1"H
202, double, with 3 rooms, 10'/7'5"/8'7"W by 10'/10'/12'L, and 4 windows, 3'8"W by 5'1"H
204, single, 11'2"W by 12'2"L, with 1 window, 3'7"W by 5'1"H
205,305, double, 11'8"W by 13'2"L, with 1 window, 2'10"W by 4'H
207,307, single, 10'6"W by 13'8"L, with 1 window, 2'9"W by 4'H
211, single, 12'W by 12'L, with 1 window
212, single, 11'5"W by 12'2"L, with 1 window 3'7"W by 5'H
222, single, 10'4"W by 12'L, with 1 window 3'6"W by 5'H
223,323, single, 10'1"W by 12'6"L, with 1 windows 3'W by 4'1"H
224, single, 15'W by 11'4"L, with 1 window 3'8"W by 5'1"H
225, single, 15'W by 11'4"L, with 1 window 3'8"W by 5'1"H
226,227, single, 10"W by 10'1"L, with 1 window 3'7"W by 5'H
228,229, single, 10'3"W by 12'2"L, with 1 window, 3'7"W by 5'1"H
243, single, 8'6"W by 12'2"H, with 1 window 3'8"W by 5'H
244, single, 11'W by 12'1"L, with 1 window 3'6"W by 5'H
302, double, with 2 rooms, 7'9"/11'2"W by 12'1"/10'5"L, with 3 windows, 2'10"W by 4'H
303, double, with 3 rooms, 7'5"/8'7"/10'W by 10'/10'L/10'
304, double, with 2 rooms, 14'1"/8'7"W by 12'/12'L, with 2 windows, 2'10"W by 4'H
311, single, 13'10"W by 13'1"L, with 1 window, 3'2"W by 4'H
312, double, with 2 rooms, 8'4"/11'5"W by 13'9"L, with 2 windows, 2'11"W by 4'H
318, double, with 2 rooms, 11'2"/8'1"W by 12'L, with 2 windows, 3'W by 4'H
319, double, 16'4"W by 10'5"L, 3 windows, 3'8"W by 5'3"H
322, single, 10'4"W by 12'4"L, with 1 window, 4'1"W by 4'H
324, double, 14'5"W by 12'3"L, with 1 window, 4'W by 4'2"H
328,329, double, 16'10"W by 12'5"L, with 1 window, 4'1"W by 4'1"H
335, triple, 31'3"W by 26'2"L (minus a small section on one side of the room), with 3 windows, 4'4"/4'/4'5"W by 3'10"/4'7"/4'H
345, triple, 31'3"W by 26'2"L, with 3 windows, 4'4"/4'/4'5"W by 3'10"/4'7"/4'H
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 an elevator that goes from the ground floor to 1st. Areas on these 2 floors are accessible.
Where are the outlets and computer hookups in the rooms?
Every room has outlets and computer hook-ups against the walls, but there is not a central location in the rooms concerning these things. Each room is unique.
How are the common bathrooms arranged?
We have male and female bathroom and shower rooms located at opposite ends of each of the floors.
Are there study lounges?
We have one large study on 2nd floor southwest and one study area on the west side of the formal lounge. Many residents use the formal lounge area as a study area.
Where do residents store their bicycles?
Outside the ground floor on the south side. There are no inside storage areas in these halls.
How much common storage space does the hall have and where is it located?
On 2nd, there is a small room for storage.
What amenities, such as pool tables, weight rooms, etc., does McCroskey have?
McCroskey has 1 pool table, 1 piano, 2 big screen TVs and a full kitchen in the basement.
What is the closest residential dining facility to McCroskey? Where will most of the people in my hall eat?
The closest residential dining facility is Hillside Café right across the street in Wilmer/Davis.
What kitchen facilities are available for residents in my hall?
There is one kitchen, with stove, microwave, refrigerator, and sink, in the basement. The hall has some pots and pans for use, but you will probably want to bring some of your own.
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 http://www.haylor.com/college/washington-state-university/. 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.
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.