Independent Lifestyle

Orton Hall is a cohesive, active and engaging environment. Students who live in this residence hall value spending time with one another, as well as independent, quiet time. Some floors are designed specifically for older students. Orton is also home to the International Education Living Learning Community, where students will have the unique opportunity to partner with the study abroad program. 

Orton Exterior
Orton Lounge
Orton Single Room
Orton Student Room
Orton Closet
Housing & Residence Life Office

Housing & Residence Life Office

This hall is closed for the summer. For questions, please contact the Housing & Residence Life Office.

Quick Facts
Quick Facts

  • Designated floors with 19 and older students
  • Home to 350 students
  • Coed

Neighborhood: South Campus
Neighborhood: South Campus

Walking time to the CUB: 5 minutes
Walking time to the Spark Building: 6 minutes

Gannon/Goldsworthy Area Desk
Gannon/Goldsworthy Area Desk

Located in Gannon/Goldsworthy Residence Hall (1459 NE Stadium Way)

Phone: 509-335-3306

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Nearby Recreation
Nearby Recreation

Stephenson Fitness Center

Room Types

  • Single Room

    Occupancy: One student

    Furnishings: Closet, twin bed, chest of drawers, desk, microfridge. Lights over desks and ceiling light. 

    Community Bathroom shared with floor

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  • Double Room

    Occupancy: Two students

    Furnishings: Two closets, twin beds, chests of drawers, desks, and microfridge. Includes lighting over desks and a ceiling light.

    Community bathroom shared with floor

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  • Floor Plan

    Floors 2-11

    Orton floors 2-11 floor plan


  • What common spaces are available?
    • Large formal lounge on top floor
    • Study lounges on each floor
    • Orton has a pool table, a ping pong table, a weight room, a vending room with an ice machine, a lobby TV, and a big screen TV with stadium seating.
    • Every floor has its own full kitchen with oven, microwave, refrigerator, microwave and sink. 
  • Is this hall accessible?

    Several rooms are wheelchair or hearing accessible. The hall is generally accessible via a ramp in the front entrance and via elevators.

  • Is there additional storage available?

    There is a moderate amount of storage available in the storage room on the ground floor.

    Bike racks are available on the west side of the building. There are no indoor rooms for bike storage.

  • What are furniture specifications?


    • Bed frames are 85" L by 38" W
    • Mattresses are 80" L by 36" wide. Extra long sheets with deep pockets work best.
    • Bed risers can be used to gain extra storage space.
    • Beds cannot be lofted or bunked.
    • Depending on bed height, there can be 10-20" under the bed.


    • 48"W x 24"D x 30"H. 
    • Movable filing cabinet that fits under the desk and is 16"W x 22"D x 25"H
    • Desks have a sliding keyboard drawer


    • 30"W x 24"D x 30"H including three drawers


    • Four movable shelves
    • 36"L x 12"D

    Fitting other furniture in the rooms is difficult, but possible. No storage exists in Orton for your furniture over the summer.

  • What are room specifications?
    • Rooms are 10'W x 16'8"L
    • Windows are 8'W x 4'H. 
    • Closet is 44.6"W x 23"D x 80"H. Another foot of storage space is available above the closet.
    • Each room has a full-length mirror on one closet door
    • Four double outlets
    • Rooms are carpeted
    • Microwaves are not permitted; a microfridge is provided.
  • What laundry facilities are available?

    One front-loading washer and one dryer are available on each floor. The cost is included in housing and dining fees.

  • What is my mailing address?

    Pick up mail in Orton Hall. Pick up packages at the Gannon/Goldsworthy Area Desk on the ground floor of Gannon/Goldsworthy Hall. 

    US Postal Service Letters & Packages Address
    Student Name
    Orton Hall (room number)
    PO Box 1700
    Pullman, WA 99163

    Fed-Ex, UPS, etc. Address*
    Student Name
    C/O 1457 NE Stadium Way
    Orton Hall (room number)
    Pullman WA 99163

    *Fed-Ex packages sent with "Adult Signature Required" could lead to delays due to a 21 year old signature requirement.

    Physical Building Address*
    1475 SE Olympia Way
    Pullman, WA 99163

    *Packages sent to the physical building address will not be received by Gannon/Goldsworthy Area Desk and may be left unattended outside the building. It is advised that you use this address only for food delivery. 

  • What can I use to hang things on my walls?

    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.  Orton has several walls with wall carpeting; please use tacks and pins on these walls, never use 3M Command strips.

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