Stimson is known for its tight-knit community among residents and is the only men’s hall on campus. The culture of pride in being a Stimson resident has contributed to the hall’s high retention of residents. The hall is home to many traditions and uses those to create lifelong friendships. There are always residents willing to give a helping hand to incoming students. Developing student leadership and service learning are important characteristics to the hall.
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Degree: Master of Arts, Education
Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
Professional Interests: First Generation Students and Professionals, and Equity and Diversity Awareness
Hall Desk Phone #: 509-335-8564
US Postal Service Letters & Packages Address:
Stimson Hall xxx
PO Box 1700
Pullman, WA 99163
Fed-Ex, UPS, etc. address:
1355 East College Ave 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: Single and double rooms. “Cluster” living groups with semi-private bathroom shared in cluster.
• Pool table
• Table tennis
• Weight room
• TV lounge
• Two study lounges
• Centrally located
• Hall “sponsors” selected from within to serve in leadership roles
• 185 students
• Male students only
• First year and returning
First Year Focus
Freshmen living in Stimson Hall, an all male hall, will select one of the following First-Year Focus courses: History 105: Roots of Contemporary Issues [ROOT], Sociology 101: Introduction to Sociology [SSCI], or Entomology 101/103: Insects and People (with optional lab)[BSCI]. These courses are shared with Regents, an all-female hall.
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- What furniture comes with the room?
All rooms have closets, beds, small chests of drawers, desks, and lamps.
- How long are the bed frames? What is the size of the mattress?
The bed frames are 84"L by 40"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?
You cannot loft the beds in Stimson, but they can be bunked. In some rooms, the beds must stay bunked, and they are: 002A, 002D, 102D, 111B, 113A, 155C, 202A, 202D, 206, 213C, 245A, 252, 255A, 255D, 302A, 302D, 306, 313C, 345A, 352, 355A, 355C, 355D.
- How much space is under the bed?
101/4" to 10½". Beds can only be bunked in Stimson, not lofted.
- Where are the mirrors in my room and in the hall?
Each of the bathrooms in Stimson has a large mirror over the sink and there is also a mirror located in each of the wardrobes in each room.
- What are the dimensions of the dressers?
Dressers are part of the closets.
- What are the dimensions of the desks?
47½"W by 23¾"D. Each desk has 4 drawers.
- How many outlets are there?
There are an average of four outlets in each room.
- Can I bring my own furniture?
You may bring your own furniture, but we do ask that University furniture remain in your room.
- Is the room carpeted?
- Are there shelves in the room? What are the dimensions of the shelves?
No, except as part of the desk.
- What are the dimensions of my room?
Stimson has a number of different room types varying in shape, size, and whether they were designed for one person or two. Also, rooms with multiple widths or lengths have a "jog" in the wall. Here is a listing of the room types and dimensions. The measurements were taken from an architectural program and may be off by a couple of inches. Windows are approximately 3'1"W by 3'6"H.
002A, 102A, 202A, 255A, 302A, 355A, double, 11'7"W by 10'6"L
002B, 102B, 155B, 202B, 255B, 302B, 355B, single, 7'9"W by 10'6"L
002C, 102C, 155D, 202C, 255C, 302C, 355C, double, 15'3"W by 10'9"L
002D, 102D, 155C, 202D, 255D, 302D, 355D, double, 11'1"W by 12'4"L
005, 105, 205, 251, 305, 351, single, 8'9"W by 10'6"L
007, 107, 207, 249, 307, 349, double, 15'5"W by 10'6"L
009, double, 11'7"W by 13'L
011A, 213A, 313A, double, 11'5"W by 15'8"L
011B, double, 13'8"W by 10'9"L
104, 152, 153, single, 12'W by 11'3"L
108, 150, 151, single, 12'2"W by 11'1"L
111, 147, single, 7'1"W by 13"L
113A, 145B, 245C, 345C, double, 15'2"W by 11'3"L
113B, 145A, double, 11'3"W by 13'8"L
128, single, 11'3"W by 13'2"L
155A, single, 11'11"W by 11'6"L
204, 252, 304, 352, double, 13'10"W by 11'L
206, 250, 306, 350, double, 15'3"W by 11'L
211, 247, 311, 347, double, 12'W by 12'5"/10'L
213B, 245B, 313B, 345B, single, 9'6"W by 10'10"L
213C, 245A, 313C, 345A, double, 11'9"W by 12'3"L
224A, 324A, single, 14'4"W by 8'9"L
224D, 324D, double, 14'4"W by 18'11"L
225A, 325A, double, 13'4"W by 12'1"L
225B, 325B, single, 7'6"W by 11'5"L
225D, 325D, single, 13'4"W by 9'3"L
226B, 326B, single, 10'W by 9'10"L
226C, 326C, double, 14'4"W by 11'2"L
227A, 327A, double, 13'4"W by 11'L
227B, 227C, 327B, 327C, single, 8'W by 11'5"L
227E, 327E, single, 13'4"/6'11"W by 15'2"L
228, single, 12'1"/9'7"W by 14'4"L
328, double, 12'1"/9'7"W by 14'4"L
330, single, 10'2"/14'6"W by 14'4"L
332, single, 8'3"W by 14'4"L
422, 444, double, 16'7"W by 10' L
424, single, 9'4"W by 10'L
426, 442, single, 8'8"W by 10'L
428, 429, 432, 434, 436, 440, single, 8'3"W by 10'L
431, single, 9'W by 10'L
433, single, 9'10"/7'5"W by 10'L
435, double, 12'6"/14'10"W by 10'L
438, single, 11'1"W by 7'5"/10'L
- 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?
Stimson has public restrooms and a campus phone in the lobby for general use.
- 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?
Most of the rooms are set up as suites. Many other double rooms share a bathroom between them. In the corner rooms, Stimson has "clusters." These clusters allow seven people to live in four different rooms, all sharing one bathroom. The clusters have typically been the most sought after rooms.
- Are there study lounges?
We do have two study lounges in the hall. Overall the hall is fairly quiet as studying is a priority of students in Stimson.
- What is the closest residential dining facility to Stimson Hall? Where will most of the people in my hall eat?
- What kitchen facilities are available for residents in my hall?
There is one kitchen, with stove, microwave, refrigerator, and sink, in the basement. The hall has some pots and pans for use, but you will probably want to bring some of your own.
- Where do residents store their bicycles?
In room 49, second door on the right after entering the building from the loading dock area, Stimson has a room in which 20-30 bikes can be stored. See the hall staff for more info.
- What amenities, such as pool tables, weight rooms, etc., does the hall have?
Stimson has a pool table, one weight room, a kitchenette, a ping pong table and a TV lounge with a big screen TV.
- Where can I do my laundry? How much do the washers and dryers cost?
We have our own laundry room, 5 front-loading washing machines and 6 dryers. These cost our residents nothing, as the price is included in the Hall dues.
- How much common storage space does the hall have and where is it located?
Storage is available in a small basement room off the corridor leading to the loading dock.
- What are the dimensions of the closets?
The closets are 40"W by 83"H by 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
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?
In Stimson 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 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 Stimson Hall
Drive to your assigned hall and look for the parking staff and temporary parking signage directing you to an active unloading zone. Temporary Parking is located in the Crimson Parking lot directly behind Stimson Hall. 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.
Students should enter through the hall's main entrance and check in with their CougarCard/photo ID at the front desk. Sign up for a cart if you need one or look for move-in volunteers to find move-in carts.
For hanging items on your walls in Stimson 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.
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.