McCroskey Residence Hall, located on the hillside of campus, is a unique, innovative and welcoming hall. The small environment of this hall encourages a tight-knit community. This hall is unique because it is the only hall on campus with gender inclusive housing.
• McCroskey provides new experiences to the community and in turn, allows the community to develop experiences that are best for them.
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Residential Education Director
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Degree: M.S., College Counseling and Student Development
Hometown: West Covina, CA
Professional Interests: First-Generation college students and leadership development.
Hall Desk Phone #: 509-335-3087
US Postal Service Letters & Packages Address:
McCroskey Hall xxx
PO Box 1700
Pullman, WA 99163
Fed-Ex, UPS, etc. address:
1055 NE Campus 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, double, and triple rooms
• Pool table, table tennis
• Two big screen TVs
• Full kitchen
• Laundry facilities
• Study rooms
• 73 students
• Gender Inclusive
• Mix of First-year students and Returning Students
First Year Focus
Freshmen living in McCroskey Hall may select History 105: Roots of Contemporary Issues [ROOT] or Human Development 101: Human Development across the Lifespan [SSCI]. These courses are shared with other Hillside residence halls.
- Floor Plans
- Photo Gallery
- What furniture comes with the room?
All rooms have closets, twin beds, small chests of drawers, and desks.
- How long are the bed frames? What is the size of the mattress?
The bed frames are 36"W by 84"L. The mattresses are 80"L by 36"W. Sheets with deep pockets are advisable.
- Can I loft or bunk my bed in this hall?
The beds cannot be lofted, but they can be bunked; see your Custodian for the pins used to bunk the beds.
- How much space is under the bed?
Variable and adjustable depending upon the room configuration. The maximum amount of space under the bed is 32". The beds in McCroskey can be bunked but not lofted.
- Can I use a bed riser in my room, to raise the bed off the floor to gain storage space under the bed?
- What are the dimensions of the closet?
Closet: 48"W x 24"D x 80"H
Wardrobe: 36"W x 24'D x 72'H (instead of closets in some rooms)
- Where are the mirrors in my room and in the hall?
There is a small mirror in the rooms above the sink. There is a large mirror above the sink in the common room bathroom (not full-length). There is a large full-length mirror in two of the stairwells, one on 1st and one on 2nd.
- What are the dimensions of the desks?
Desk: 44"W x 24"D x 30"H (it has 2 drawers on top of one file drawer)
Hutch: 42"W x 12"D x 25"H (fits on top of desk)
- What are the dimensions of the dressers?
The dresser is 30"W by 24"D with seven (46½"H) drawers.
- Do the rooms come with chairs?
- How many outlets are there?
Usually 3 sets per room.
- Can I bring my own furniture?
It is recommended that you use the furniture in your room, or make prior arrangements to bring your own as storage space is limited.
- Is the room carpeted?
- Are there shelves in the room? What are the dimensions of the shelves?
No, but there is a hutch that is part of the desk that serves as shelves
- What are the dimensions of my room?
McCroskey 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. All of the rooms have sinks. Here is a listing of the room types, dimensions, and window measurements. Windows are approximately 3'W by 6'H, in rooms where no measurement has been taken.
118,218, double, 19'4"W by 10'5"L, 3 windows, 3'6"W by 5'H
119,219, single, 8'3"W by 15'1"L, with 2 windows, 3'7W by 6'8"H
131,231, double, with 2 rooms, 8'/12'W by 10'6"/14'4"L, 3 windows, 3'8"W by 5'1"H
134,234, double, 16'4"W by 10'5"L, 3 windows, 3'8"W by 5'3"H
135,235, double, with 2 rooms, 16'/8'W by 9'/11'L, with 4 windows, 3'8"/3'6"W by 5'1"/5'1"H
146, double, 16'W by 10'Lwith 1 window
147, double, with 2 rooms, 16'/8'W by 9'/11'L, with 4 windows, 3'8"/3'6"W by 5'1"/5'1"H
201, double, with 3 rooms, 10'/7'5"/8'7"W by 10'/10'/12'L, and 4 windows, 3'8"W by 5'1"H
202, double, with 3 rooms, 10'/7'5"/8'7"W by 10'/10'/12'L, and 4 windows, 3'8"W by 5'1"H
204, single, 11'2"W by 12'2"L, with 1 window, 3'7"W by 5'1"H
205,305, double, 11'8"W by 13'2"L, with 1 window, 2'10"W by 4'H
207,307, single, 10'6"W by 13'8"L, with 1 window, 2'9"W by 4'H
211, single, 12'W by 12'L, with 1 window
212, single, 11'5"W by 12'2"L, with 1 window 3'7"W by 5'H
222, single, 10'4"W by 12'L, with 1 window 3'6"W by 5'H
223,323, single, 10'1"W by 12'6"L, with 1 windows 3'W by 4'1"H
224, single, 15'W by 11'4"L, with 1 window 3'8"W by 5'1"H
225, single, 15'W by 11'4"L, with 1 window 3'8"W by 5'1"H
226,227, single, 10"W by 10'1"L, with 1 window 3'7"W by 5'H
228,229, single, 10'3"W by 12'2"L, with 1 window, 3'7"W by 5'1"H
243, single, 8'6"W by 12'2"H, with 1 window 3'8"W by 5'H
244, single, 11'W by 12'1"L, with 1 window 3'6"W by 5'H
302, double, with 2 rooms, 7'9"/11'2"W by 12'1"/10'5"L, with 3 windows, 2'10"W by 4'H
303, double, with 3 rooms, 7'5"/8'7"/10'W by 10'/10'L/10'
304, double, with 2 rooms, 14'1"/8'7"W by 12'/12'L, with 2 windows, 2'10"W by 4'H
311, single, 13'10"W by 13'1"L, with 1 window, 3'2"W by 4'H
312, double, with 2 rooms, 8'4"/11'5"W by 13'9"L, with 2 windows, 2'11"W by 4'H
318, double, with 2 rooms, 11'2"/8'1"W by 12'L, with 2 windows, 3'W by 4'H
319, double, 16'4"W by 10'5"L, 3 windows, 3'8"W by 5'3"H
322, single, 10'4"W by 12'4"L, with 1 window, 4'1"W by 4'H
324, double, 14'5"W by 12'3"L, with 1 window, 4'W by 4'2"H
328,329, double, 16'10"W by 12'5"L, with 1 window, 4'1"W by 4'1"H
335, triple, 31'3"W by 26'2"L (minus a small section on one side of the room), with 3 windows, 4'4"/4'/4'5"W by 3'10"/4'7"/4'H
345, triple, 31'3"W by 26'2"L, with 3 windows, 4'4"/4'/4'5"W by 3'10"/4'7"/4'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?
The hall has an elevator that goes from the ground floor to 1st. Areas on these 2 floors are accessible.
- Where are the outlets and computer hookups in the rooms?
Every room has outlets and computer hook-ups against the walls, but there is not a central location in the rooms concerning these things. Each room is unique.
- How are the common bathrooms arranged?
We have male and female bathroom and shower rooms located at opposite ends of each of the floors.
- Are there study lounges?
We have one large study on 2nd floor southwest and one study area on the west side of the formal lounge. Many residents use the formal lounge area as a study area.
- Where do residents store their bicycles?
Outside the ground floor on the south side. There are no inside storage areas in these halls.
- How much common storage space does the hall have and where is it located?
On 2nd, there is a small room for storage.
- What amenities, such as pool tables, weight rooms, etc., does McCroskey have?
McCroskey has 1 pool table, 1 piano, 2 big screen TVs and a full kitchen in the basement.
- What is the closest residential dining facility to McCroskey? Where will most of the people in my hall eat?
The closest residential dining facility is Hillside Café right across the street in Wilmer/Davis.
- 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.
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 email@example.com 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.
- 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?
Washington State University is committed to providing a safe, inclusive and supportive experience for all students. Washington State University offers a gender inclusive floor within the McCroskey Residence Hall. Gender Inclusive Housing is open to all students.
Gender Inclusive housing works to provide a safe, affirming and inclusive residential living option for students of the following identities and lived experiences:
- Gender queer students
- Students who are currently transitioning from one gender to another (i.e transitioning from male to female or female to male)
- Students who do not confirm to society’s expectations to their assigned gender at birth
- Students who do not wish to be identified by any sex or gender identity
- Students who are in the process of discovering their gender identity
- Students who appreciate and respect people with the above identities and lived experiences, and who would prefer to live in a community comprised of such
The Gender Inclusive community within McCroskey Resident Hall is composed of these qualities:
- Students living in the gender inclusive floor may share a room with students of any gender, gender identity, gender expression or sex.
- There are no dedicated male or female bathrooms on the gender inclusive floor. The bathroom is a communal bathroom that is shared by all members that live on that floor.
Community Standards Include:
- Respect my community member’s different motivations for choosing this living option
- Embrace and learn from experiences different from my own
- Engage in civil and open conversation
- Use inclusive and respectful language within and outside of McCroskey Hall
- Consciously practice habits that contribute to a safe and welcoming living environment
- Actively participate in the formation of the Gender Inclusive Community Living Agreement and ongoing community meetings
- Contribute positively to the community by offering support and encouragement for the McCroskey Hall Gender Inclusive Community
- Support inclusive and diverse initiatives launched from within the community
- Educate my guest about community expectations and values
- Utilize non-gender specific facilities such as restrooms or showers
Obtaining Gender Inclusive Housing at Washington State University
Returning students would connect with the RED of McCroskey during the Room Reapplication process that would take place during the Spring Semester for the upcoming school year. Students could also work to connect with the RED of McCroskey during the school year to see if there are any open spaces in Gender Inclusive housing and the student could work to move in McCroskey or be added to the McCroskey waiting list during the school year at any point.
Incoming students who are new to Washington State University could request McCroskey and Gender Inclusive Housing when they submit their housing application.
*Information was adopted from the University of San Francisco Gender Inclusive Housing website
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 McCroskey Hall
Drive to your assigned hall and look for the parking staff and temporary parking signage directing you to an active unloading zone.
Students should check in with their Cougar Card/photo ID at the Hill Halls front desk, located on the back side of McCroskey Hall. Sign up for a cart if you need one or 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 McCroskey Hall 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.
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.