Northside

Northside Residence Hall is the second newest hall on campus located close to Beasley Coliseum and Martin Stadium on the north side of campus. This lively, fun and comfortable hall houses the largest population of athletes, which adds to the hall’s community. The staff holds numerous active programs, such as UFO Frisbee, yoga, capture the flag and more. Many of the residents are actively involved with the hall, student organizations or jobs on and off campus. The design of the building features social and study spaces which encourage the lively atmosphere.

Key Events:
• The Legacy Experience features career building workshops held by the Assistant Hall Director for sophomores, juniors and seniors in Northside to prepare for the job search process.
• Welcome BBQ and Farewell BBQ held in the courtyard.

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Residential Education Director

Acacia Kapusta
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Our Address

Hall Desk Phone #: 509-335-0078

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

Fed-Ex, UPS, etc. address:
Student Name 
1590 NE Cougar 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 CUB6 minutes
Walking time to the Student Recreation Center: 6 minutes

Room Amenities
Room layout: Single and double rooms. Either with private bathrooms and shared bathrooms
Building Features

Hall features:
• Coed
• Study areas, social lounges, two kitchens and two laundry rooms on each floor.
• Second floor interior courtyard
• Third floor has an outdoor terrace with lounge furniture and three large hammocks.
• Recreation lobby with a table tennis, grand piano and TV.
• Two conference rooms for group meetings, hall government programming or staff meetings.

Hall Capacity:
• 252 students

Residents:
• Athletes
• International students
• First-year students
• Returning students

First Year Focus
Freshmen living in Northside, a coed hall, will select a First-Year Focus section of Roots of Contemporary Issues [ROOT] or Contemporary Ethnic Studies 101: Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies [DIVR]. These courses are shared with neighboring Global Scholars Hall.
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Northside Single

 

Northside Single Suite

 

Northside Single with Bathroom

 

Northside Double with Bathroom

 

Northside Double Suite

 

Northside Double Room

 

Northside Single

 

Northside Single Suite

 

Northside Single with Bathroom

 

Northside Double with Bathroom

 

Northside Double Suite

 

Northside Double Room

 

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FAQS
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?

Not recommended.

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

There is a large mirror above the sink, and every room has a sink.  Each sink is the length of the countertop.

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 ped. Is 15 5/16” W x 21 15/16”D x 28 3/16”H. 

Can a computer monitor fit on the desk?

Yes.

What are the dimensions of the windows?

Depends on the room; some are 4 feet wide and 6 feet tall, some are 6 feet wide and six feet tall.

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?

Yes.

How many outlets are there?

9 outlets per resident in various locations in the room.

Can I bring my own furniture?

No.

Is the room carpeted?

Yes.

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

No.

What are the dimensions of my room?
Northside Res Hall      
Room
dimensions
     
         
Second floor
(third - fifth floors are identical to the second floor)
     
Room # Room type Width Length  
204 Double w/ bath 11' 16'-4"  
205 Single 9' 16'  
206 Double w/ bath 11' 16'-4"  
209A 4 bed semi-suite; 2 double rooms w/ shared bathroom (small foyer in front
of shared bathroom)
12' 16'  
209B 4 bed semi-suite; 2 double rooms w/ shared bathroom (small foyer in front
of shared bathroom)
12' 16'  
210A 2 bed semi-suite 2 single rooms w/
shared bathroom (small foyer in front of shared bathroom)
9' 16'  
210B 2 bed semi-suite 2 single rooms w/
shared bathroom (small foyer in front of shared bathroom)
9' 16'  
211 Double 12' 16'  
212 Double 12' 16'  
214 Double 12' 16'  
218 Single 9' 16'  
222 Single 9' 16'  
224 Double 12' 16'  
226 Double 13'-6" and 10'-9" 16'  
232 Double 12' 16'  
233 Double w/ bath 12' 15'-6" and 17'-3"
236 Double 12' 16'  
242 Single 9' 16'  
243 Double 12' 16'  
244 Double 12' 16'  
246 Single w/ bath 13'-6" 11'  
247A 2 bed semi-suite 2 single rooms w/
shared bathroom (small foyer in front of shared bathroom)
9' 16'  
247B 2 bed semi-suite 2 single rooms w/
shared bathroom (small foyer in front of shared bathroom)
9' 16'  
248 Single w/ bath 13'-6" 10'-3"  
250 Single w/ bath 13'-6" 8'-9"  
251A 2 bed semi-suite 2 single rooms w/
shared bathroom (small foyer in front of shared bathroom)
9' 16'  
251B 2 bed semi-suite 2 single rooms w/
shared bathroom (small foyer in front of shared bathroom)
9' 16'  
252 Single w/ bath 13'-6" 10'-3"  
254 Double w/ bath 16'-3" 11'  
255 Double 12' 16'  
257 Double 12' 16'  
258 Double w/ bath 16'-3" 11'  
259 Single 9' 16'  
262 Double 12' 16'  
264 Double 12' 16'  
272 Single 9' 16'  
274A 2 bed semi-suite 2 single rooms w/
shared bathroom (small foyer in front of shared bathroom)
9' 16'  
274B 2 bed semi-suite 2 single rooms w/
shared bathroom (small foyer in front of shared bathroom)
9' 16'  
278 Double 12' 16'  
279 Double 12' 15'-8" and 18'-6"
281 Double 14'-6" and 10' 13'-6" and 15'-6"
282A 4 bed semi-suite; 2 double rooms w/ shared bathroom (small foyer in front
of shared bathroom)
12' 16'  
282B 4 bed semi-suite; 2 double rooms w/ shared bathroom (small foyer in front
of shared bathroom)
12' 16'  
283 Double 12' 16'  
286A 4 bed semi-suite; 2 double rooms w/ shared bathroom (small foyer in front
of shared bathroom)
16' and 8'3" 16'  
286B 4 bed semi-suite; 2 double rooms w/ shared bathroom (small foyer in front
of shared bathroom)
12' 16'  
288 Single 8'-10" 16'  

 

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 bathrooms/shower room 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 is a storage area on 1st floor, which is large, but still limited.

Where do residents store their bicycles?

In the bike storage room on 1st floor or in their rooms.

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

It has a rec room, 2 living rooms (and a piano in the "jewel" box), and every floor has a full kitchen and multiple washers and dryers.  The 3rd floor has a rooftop deck overlooking Cougar Way, with furniture including hammocks.  The Rec room has a pool table and ping pong table.

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.

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

Doubles w/ bath = 40"w x 84"h x 24"d

Single w/bath= 48”w x 84”h x 24”d

2 bed semi-suite = 49"w x 84h x 24d

4 bed semi-suite = 42"w x 84"h x 24"d

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.

Is my hall air conditioned?

Yes.

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

In Northside 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 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 Northside 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 their hall. 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. 

Proceed to the front desk and check in with your Cougar Card or photo ID. While you check in, have your family/friends find a move-in volunteer to start loading up a cart; this way you can get moved in quicker and more smoothly.

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.

For hanging items on your walls in Northside Hall please use push pins. Staff will be offering a few at the check-in station to get you started; you can always ask for more at the front desk throughout the year, as well. 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.