WSU Housing and Residence Life

Housing and Residential Life

Northside

Students in Northside kitchen area

Northside Hall, located close to Beasley Coliseum and Martin Stadium, is the second newest hall on campus. This lively, fun and comfortable hall houses the largest population of athletes, which adds to the hall’s community.

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.

  • My Residence Hall

    Residential Education Director

    Dustin Cooper

    509-335-0077
    Email Me!

    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
    Hall Number 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: 6 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:

    Northside: Roots of Contemporary Issues [ROOT] or Human Development 101: Human Development across the Lifespan [SSCI]. These courses are shared with neighboring Global Scholars Hall.

  • Floor Plans

  • Photo Gallery

  • Move in Information

    General Move-In Information

    Official WSU move-in begins on Wednesday, August 15. While residence hall contracts begin on Saturday, August 11, WSU highly encourages students to arrive for move-in on August 15 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 Green 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.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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'  

       

    • Should I get renter's insurance when living in the 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 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 student@haylor.com and they’d be happy to answer any questions that you have and help you enroll.

  • Bed Lofting Instructions

    How to Loft your Bed
    How to Bunk your Bed

  • My Residence Hall

    Residential Education Director

    Dustin Cooper

    509-335-0077
    Email Me!

    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
    Hall Number 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: 6 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:

    Northside: Roots of Contemporary Issues [ROOT] or Human Development 101: Human Development across the Lifespan [SSCI]. These courses are shared with neighboring Global Scholars Hall.

  • Floor Plans

  • Photo Gallery

  • Move in Information

    General Move-In Information

    Official WSU move-in begins on Wednesday, August 15. While residence hall contracts begin on Saturday, August 11, WSU highly encourages students to arrive for move-in on August 15 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 Green 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.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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'  

       

    • Should I get renter's insurance when living in the 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 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 student@haylor.com and they’d be happy to answer any questions that you have and help you enroll.

  • Bed Lofting Instructions

    How to Loft your Bed
    How to Bunk your Bed