Stephenson Complex consists of three prominent high-rise towers known as Stephenson North, South and East. This timeless, strong and rustic community welcomes residents of all majors but has a first-year focus on science, mathematics and engineering. The outgoing and expressive atmosphere within Stephenson encourages students to become well acquainted and gain friendships that will last throughout their four years at WSU. With this energetic dynamic, the hall culture is similar to that of a family. There is a friendly rivalry between the North, South and East halls while maintaining tremendous respect and admiration for one another within Stephenson.
• Hall government holds special events for mom’s and dad’s weekend
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Degree: Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs, Virginia Tech.
Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Professional Interests: As a professional I have a number of research interest areas including organizational theory, critical pedagogy, and living learning communities. I am always fascinated by the ways in which student learning can occur outside of the classroom. In addition, I also have interest in the study of trends in various populations through that of assessment and ethnography.
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Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California, Riverside and Master of Arts in Student Affairs.
Professional Interests: My passion behind the work I do lie with developing students, holistically, as leaders, citizens, and scholars in a safe and welcoming community. I enjoy advising students to reach their highest potential in their personal, professional, and academic endeavors.
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Hall Desk Phone #: 509-335-5602
US Postal Service Letters & Packages Address:
Stephenson East, North, or South xxx
PO Box 1700
Pullman, WA 99163
Fed-Ex, UPS, etc. address:
1265 SE Stadium Way xxx
Pullman, WA 99163
1225 SE Stadium Way xxx
Pullman WA 99163
1285 SE Stadium Way 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: Double rooms with community bathrooms
• Down Under Recreation Center on the lower level
- This is a new fitness center on campus with weightlifting, cardio, multipurpose rooms and a small lounge.
• Southside Dining Center and Flix Café
• Towers Market in the lobby
• Full kitchen on ground floor
• Microwave and sink on each floor
• TV’s in every lounge
• Study lounges
• East- 327 students
• North- 327 students
• South- 300 students
• First year students
• SEM (science, engineering and mathematics) students
• International students
• Fitness focused
First Year Focus
Freshmen living in Stephenson North, South, or East, all coed Math, Science, and Engineering halls, will select a First-Focus section of History 105: Roots of Contemporary Issues [ROOT] or English 101: Composition [WRTG].
- Floor Plans
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- What furniture comes with the room?
All rooms have closets, lofted beds, small chests of drawers, desks, shelves, and chairs.
- 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"W. Sheets with deep pockets are advisable.
- Can I use a bed riser in my room to raise the bed off the floor to gain storage space under the bed?
- Can I loft or bunk my bed in this hall?
Yes and you can follow the tool-free bed users guide and video. The lofting kits, if not used, must stay in the room as there is no additional space in the hall to store them.
- How much space is under the bed?
Varies because the beds are loftable, but the most space you can have in the unlofted position is 27". The maximum space under the bed when lofted is: 56 ¾".
- Where are the mirrors in my room and in the hall?
Each room has a mirror above each dresser unit between the closets. There are full-length mirrors between the elevators on each floor.
- What are the dimensions of the dressers?
18"W by 35"H by 22"D, with 5 drawers each. A medicine cabinet with a mirror is above each dresser.
- What are the dimensions of the desks?
42"W by 24"D with one small drawer plus a mobile pedestal with one drawer and one file drawer.
- How many outlets are there?
Each side of the room has a 2 plug outlet and also a 4 plug outlet meaning you can plug in 6 items. Under the medicine cabinet there is a 2 plug outlet by the mirror on each side of the room.
- Can I bring my own furniture?
- Is the room carpeted?
- Are there shelves in the room? What are the dimensions of the shelves?
Yes, with a set of 2 adjustable shelves on each side of the window. The shelf dimensions are 30"W by 12"D. Also, each bed has 3 movable slip-on shelves (two are 15"W by 8"D by 5"H and one 23"W by 8"D by 7"H.
- What are the dimensions of my room?
A regular double room is 12'3"W by 14'5½"L. A corner room double is approximately 16'W by 16'3"L.
- What are the dimensions of the windows?
The windows are 2'10"W by 4'6"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?
Access into the Complex is via the North door entrance, and the North and South tube doors are accessible.
- Where are the outlets and computer hookups in the rooms?
The computer hookups vary by room, but usually are located right next to one of the desks. There are two ports in each room so both students may have their own computer hooked up to the Internet. A cable must be run to the other side of the room, and is not provided by the University.
- How are the common bathrooms arranged?
Each floor has a community bathroom consisting of three showers and five toilet/urinals.
- Are there study lounges?
Each floor has a study lounge available to students.
- Where do residents store their bicycles?
Each Tower has an enclosed perimeter on ground floor where bikes can be locked onto metal railings.
- What is the closest residential dining facility to Stephenson Towers? Where will most of the people in my hall eat?
- What kitchen facilities are available for residents in my hall?
There are 2 kitchens in each Tower, in the basement and on the top floor, with stove, microwave, refrigerator, and sink. Every other floor has a kitchenette with a microwave and sink. The hall has some pots and pans for use, but you will probably want to bring some of your own.
- What amenities, such as pool tables, weight rooms, etc., does the hall have?
There are lounges on each floor with half larger than the other half, and all have TVs. The top and ground floors have full kitchens in them, but every floor has a minimum of a kitchenette. The center plex offers a game room with a pool table and ping table, a projector and screen, and a TV. Tutoring is available in the conference room, and in the center there is a piano lounge with a fireplace.
- Where can I do my laundry? How much do the washers and dryers cost?
The laundry facilities are located in the basement of each Tower. There are nine front-loading washers and fourteen dryers.
- How much common storage space does the hall have and where is it located?
In each Tower, off the perimeter, a storage room is available for very limited storage.
- What are the dimensions of the closets?
The closets are 20" x 80½" on the inside, and the frame opening is 15½" x 78".
- 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 www.studentinsuranceprograms.com/pp . 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. Stephenson has several walls with wall carpeting; please use tacks and pins on these walls, never use 3M Command strips.
- 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.
- What furniture comes with the 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.
Specific Instructions for Stephenson Complex
Drive to Stephenson Complex-from Stadium Way you will turn onto Nevada Street. Look for the parking staff and temporary parking signage directing you to your assigned hall. Stephenson East and South residents will be directed to active unloading zones in the gray parking lot while Stephenson North residents will be directed to active unloading zones in the green parking lot.
To check-in, you will need to go to the main entrance located in the center of the complex. Stephenson South and Stephenson East will check in at the Conference Room. Stephenson North check in at the piano lounge. There will be signage and volunteers who can direct you. Check in with your Cougar Card or photo ID. If you need a moving cart look for move-in volunteers.
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.
For hanging items on your walls in Stephenson Complex 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. Stephenson has several walls with wall carpeting; please use tacks and pins on these walls, never use 3M Command strips.
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.