WSU Housing and Residence Life

Housing and Residential Life

Olympia

Students playing pool

Olympia Avenue sets a new standard as a vibrant learning community enhanced by technology, meeting rooms. The hall staff is focused on the overall development of its residents and their awareness of sustainable practices.

This invigorating and friendly hall is an exciting place to socialize and study with peers of all levels. Students have the unique ability to set both a living and learning environment in this newer hall. Olympia Avenue is a LEED certified Gold building and offers innovative green features such as geothermal heating and cooling, and storm water collection and reuse for irrigation.  

  • My Residence Hall

    For help or more information during the summer:

    Contact the Housing Office

    Phone: 509-335-1227
    Email the Housing Office

    Hall Desk Phone #: 509-335-8924

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

    Fed-Ex, UPS, etc. address:
    Student Name
    1620 SE Olympia Ave 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: 6 minutes

  • Room Amenities

    Room Layout: Single and double rooms with private bathrooms, shared bathrooms, or community bathrooms. Suites with semi-private bathrooms

  • Building Features

    Hall Features:
    • Coed
    • Two-story lounge
    • Gas fireplace on main floor
    • Laundry room on each floor
    • Study rooms
    • Kitchen

    Hall Capacity:
    • 235 residents

    Residents:
    • Mostly first-year students, though there are also some returning residents every year
    • No age restriction

  • First Year Focus

    Freshmen living in Olympia, a co-ed hall, will select a First-Year Focus section of History 105: Roots of Contemporary Issues [ROOT] or Fine Arts 101: Introduction to Art [ARTS].

  • Floor Plans

  • Photo Gallery

  • Bed Lofting Instructions

    How to Bunk and Loft your Bed

  • 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 Olympia Hall

    Drive to your assigned hall and look for the parking staff 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. 

    Sign up for a cart if you need one or look for move-in volunteers. Please use the elevator for transportation of items up into the building and stairs to return back down (unless using a cart). Also please be aware that the cart height is the same as the emergency button on the far bottom right panel in the elevator which when hit will require a police response.

    As parking is at a premium, once your car is unloaded, it must be relocated to a parking lot. Parking staff will be on site to assist you with directions on best parking lot options.

    Extra recycling containers are brought in specifically for move-in. Please pay attention to where you are disposing of garbage versus recycling. Break down all boxes so that the recycling bin can hold as much cardboard as possible throughout the day. Due to increase use and traffic, it can be hard to empty all recycling containers if boxes are not broken down.

    For hanging items on your walls in Olympia 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.

    Lofting instructions can be found above. Please contact the custodial staff for extra bed pieces and ladder if needed. 

    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

  • My Residence Hall

    For help or more information during the summer:

    Contact the Housing Office

    Phone: 509-335-1227
    Email the Housing Office

    Hall Desk Phone #: 509-335-8924

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

    Fed-Ex, UPS, etc. address:
    Student Name
    1620 SE Olympia Ave 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: 6 minutes

  • Room Amenities

    Room Layout: Single and double rooms with private bathrooms, shared bathrooms, or community bathrooms. Suites with semi-private bathrooms

  • Building Features

    Hall Features:
    • Coed
    • Two-story lounge
    • Gas fireplace on main floor
    • Laundry room on each floor
    • Study rooms
    • Kitchen

    Hall Capacity:
    • 235 residents

    Residents:
    • Mostly first-year students, though there are also some returning residents every year
    • No age restriction

  • First Year Focus

    Freshmen living in Olympia, a co-ed hall, will select a First-Year Focus section of History 105: Roots of Contemporary Issues [ROOT] or Fine Arts 101: Introduction to Art [ARTS].

  • Floor Plans

  • Photo Gallery

  • Bed Lofting Instructions

    How to Bunk and Loft your Bed

  • 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 Olympia Hall

    Drive to your assigned hall and look for the parking staff 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. 

    Sign up for a cart if you need one or look for move-in volunteers. Please use the elevator for transportation of items up into the building and stairs to return back down (unless using a cart). Also please be aware that the cart height is the same as the emergency button on the far bottom right panel in the elevator which when hit will require a police response.

    As parking is at a premium, once your car is unloaded, it must be relocated to a parking lot. Parking staff will be on site to assist you with directions on best parking lot options.

    Extra recycling containers are brought in specifically for move-in. Please pay attention to where you are disposing of garbage versus recycling. Break down all boxes so that the recycling bin can hold as much cardboard as possible throughout the day. Due to increase use and traffic, it can be hard to empty all recycling containers if boxes are not broken down.

    For hanging items on your walls in Olympia 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.

    Lofting instructions can be found above. Please contact the custodial staff for extra bed pieces and ladder if needed. 

    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