WSU Housing and Residence Life

Housing and Residential Life


Exterior image of Waller with blue sky

Waller Hall is an all-male hall conveniently located near the center of campus, the newly opened SPARK building and Starbucks, and across the street from Cougar Health Services. A spacious, ornate lobby area allows for community-wide programming and a tight-knit hall culture with a rich past.

  • My Residence Hall

    Residential Education Director

    Marqueze Kennedy

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    US Postal Service Address:
    Student Name
    Waller Hall xxx
    PO Box 1700
    Pullman, WA 99163

    Fed-Ex, UPS, etc. address:
    Student Name
    230 SE Waller Way Mall
    Pullman WA  99163

    (xxx=room number)

    Hall Desk Phone #: 509-335-9771

    Walking time to the CUB: 8 minutes 
    Walking time to the Student Recreation Center: 20 minutes
    Walking time to the Down Under Recreation Center: 3 minutes
    Walking time to the Spark Building: 1 minutes

  • Room Amenities

    The rooms are designed for privacy and flexibility; students have a personal sink and can choose to set their rooms up as double or single-style dorms. Due to the structure of the rooms, essentially, each student has their own separate space whether the room is designated as a single or a double.

  • Building Features

    For recreational use, Waller Hall has a number of tables in its Recreation Lounge including a pool table, a foosball table, a ping-pong table, and a poker table that doubles as a bumper pool table. There is a kitchen, a TV Room complete with big screen, a front desk that checks out recreation equipment, and a full-length basketball court. There are three washing machines and four dryers in the basement.

  • First Year Focus

    Freshmen living in Waller Hall, an all male hall, will select one of the following First-Year Focus courses:

    Waller: History 105: Roots of Contemporary Issues [ROOT], Entomology 101: Insects and People: A Perspective [BSCI]Entomology 103: Discover Insects: Laboratory for Non-Science Majors [BSCI], or English 101: College Composition [WRTG]These courses are shared with neighboring Stimson Hall and with Regents, an all-female hall.

  • Floor Plans

  • Photo Gallery

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    • How long are the bed frames? What is the size of the mattress?

      The bed frames are 83½"L by 37"W. The mattresses are 80"L by 36"W. Sheets with deep pockets are advisable.

    • Can I loft or bunk my bed in this hall?

      You cannot loft the beds in Waller, but you can bunk them. To bunk the beds, please see your Custodial staff for assistance.

    • 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.

    • Can I use a bed riser in my room to raise the bed off the floor to gain storage space under the bed?


    • What furniture comes with the room?

      All rooms have closets, twin beds, small chests of drawers, and desks.

    • Can I bring my own mini-fridge or micro-fridge?

      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.

    • How many outlets are there?

      Typically 2 outlets (4 plugs total) some rooms have 4 outlets (8 plugs).

    • Can I bring my own furniture?

      You can bring your own furniture if you like, but no storage is offered for the provided furniture in the room.

    • Is the room carpeted?

      Rooms will have provided area rugs.

    • Are there shelves in the room? What are the dimensions of the shelves?

      There are no shelves in the rooms.

    • What are the dimensions of my room?

      Waller has a number of different room types varying in shape, size, and whether they were designed for one person or two. Most, but not all, of the rooms have sinks. Here is a listing of the room types, dimensions, and window measurements. The measurements were taken from an architectural program and may be off by a couple of inches. Windows are approximately 3'5"W by 5'4"H, except as noted.

      Room type 1, double with 2 rooms, 9'7"W by 11'8"L and 8'5"W by 11'8"L. Rooms: 41/41A, 141/141A, 241/241A, 341/341A, and 441/441A.

      Room type 2, double, with 2 rooms, 9'2"W by 11'10"L and 8'10"W by 11'10"L. Rooms: 43/43A, 103/103A, 143/143A, 203/203A, 243/243A, 303/303A, 343/343A, 403/403A, and 443/443A.

      Room type 3, double, with 2 rooms, 10'6"W by 12'L and 8'7"W by 12'L. Rooms: 101/101A, 201/201A, 301/301A, and 401/401A.

      Room type 4, double, with 2 rooms, 11'8"W by 11'10"L and 9'2"W by 11'8"L; windows are 5'8"W by 5'H, 3'5"W by 5'H, and 3'5"W by 5'H. Rooms: 42/42A, 142/142A, 242/242A, 342/342A, and 442/442A.

      Room type 5, double, with 2 rooms, 12' W by 8'3" L and 9' W by 11'9" L. Rooms: 102/102A, 202/202A, 302/302A, and 402/402A.

      Room type 6, single, 9'7"W by 11'10"L. Rooms: 44, 47, 104, 107, 144, 147, 204, 207, 244, 247, 304, 307, 344, 347, 404, 407, and 447.

      Room type 7, double, with 2 rooms, 9'11"W by 11'10"L and 10'5"W by 11'10"L. Rooms: 45/45A, 46/46A, 105/105A, 106/106A, 145/145A, 146/146A, 205/205A, 206/206A, 244/244A, 246/246A, 305/305A, 306/306A, 344/344A, 346/346/A, 405/405A, 406/406A, 444/444A, and 446/446A.

      Room type 8, single, 7'10"W by 11'9"L. Rooms: 108, 148, 248, 348, and 448.

      Room type 9, double, with 2 rooms, 10'4"W by 11'8"L and 10'8"W by 9'11"L. Rooms: 225/225A, 229/229A, 325/325A, and 329/329A.

      Room type 10, single, 10'6"W by 11'8"L. Rooms: 221, 223, 224, 228, 321, 323, 324, and 327.

      Room type 11, double, with 2 rooms, 8'4"W by 11'9"L and 11'9"W by 11'9"L, with windows 5'8"W by 5'9"H. Rooms: 226/226A and 326/326A

      Room type 12, double, with 2 rooms, 9'8"W by 11'8"L. Rooms: 222/222A, 227/227A, 322/322A, and 328/328A.

      Room type 13, single, 10'6"W by 10'6"L. Rooms: 421, 422, 423, 424, and 425

      Room type 14, double with 2 rooms, 11'9"W by 10'7"L and 8'4"W by 10'7"L. Rooms: 426/426A, 427/427A and 428/428A

      Room type, 15, single, 10'2"W by 9'1"L. Room: 429

    • Does my room come with a sink?

      In most, but not all.  The rooms with sinks are 108, 148, 224, 248, 348, 421, 422, 424, 425, 426, 427, 428, 429, 448, and every room with an "A", except 422A; e.g. 41A, 42A, etc.

    • Are there any room in this hall for people with disabilities?

      Waller is one of our oldest residence halls and all residential spaces require the ability to navigate multiple stairs to access.

    • What public facilities in this hall are accessible?

      None; although it is possible to get into the lobby with some assistance.

    • Where are the outlets and computer hookups in the rooms?

      The electrical outlets are on either side of the room by the doors that lead into the second room in each double. In the singles, the outlets are in the same place. The computer outlets are next to one of the electrical outlets. Bringing an extension cord will diminish any restriction of personal setup.

    • How are the bathrooms arranged?

      The bathroom to student ratio is about 7-1. (7 residents to every one bathroom) Waller is broken in to 12 corridors; each corridor has 1-2 showers, stalls, and sinks.

    • Are there study lounges?

      Every floor has a study lounge and there is an additional study lounge in the Lobby. There are also tables and chairs in the lobby, rec. room, and laundry room for optional group study areas.

    • Where do residents store there bicycles?

      Waller has a bike rack out back.

    • Can I bring my own microwave?



    • What is the closest residential dining facility? Where will most of the people in the hall eat.

      Southside Café.

    • What kitchen facilities are available for residents in my hall?

      There is one kitchen, with stove, microwave, refrigerator, and sink, in the basement.  The lounges in the south wing on 2, 3, & 4 all have microwaves.

    • What amenities, such as pool tables, weight rooms, etc., does the hall have?

      Pool Table, foosball table, ping pong table, kitchen, and a TV lounge can all be found in Waller Hall. The Front Desk checks recreation equipment and there is a full-length basketball court.

    • Where can I do my laundry? How much do the washers and dryers cost?

      Waller has three front-loading washers and four dryers located in the basement. The room is only accessible to residents in Waller. The washer and dryer fee is included in housing payment, so residents can use laundry room 24-7 (no quarters needed). Residents must use their own laundry soap and fabric sheets.

    • How much common storage space does the hall have and where is it located?

      There is a large room in the basement for storage.

    • What are the dimensions of the closets?

      The closets are 34" wide by 62" high by 2' deep. Two upper storage cabinets are above the closets and 2 drawers are below.

    • 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
      3. Theft
      4. Accidental damage
      5. Vandalism

      To purchase this coverage, please visit You can also reach our broker that handles this plan (Haylor, Freyer, & Coon, Inc), at 866-535-0456 or and they’d be happy to answer any questions that you have and help you enroll.

  • Move In Information

    Move In Information for Waller

    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 between Stimson Hall and Waller Hall. As parking is at a premium, once your car is unloaded, you must move it 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. 

    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

  • Bed Lofting and Bunking Instructions

    How to Loft your Bed
    How to Bunk your Bed