Freshman Living

Your home on campus

If you're a freshman under 20 years of age (and not married), you'll live on campus - in a residence hall or a fraternity or sorority - for your first year at WSU.

In addition, our Freshman Focus program gives you an instant community — you'll recognize people from your residence hall in at least two of your classes. When you're going to your first college classes with people who already live right next door, you get a better start.

Residence halls

Whether you call it a residence hall or a dorm, it's your home at WSU. You have 21 different halls to choose from.

Tour all the dorms at the Housing and Residence Life website. Get mobile tour apps for Android and iPhone.

Specific emphasis communities


Many Honors College students live in Honors Hall and Scott-Coman Hall, where they help each other take their college education to new levels of inquiry and learning.


The international student community in McCroskey Hall can help ease the transition to life on an American campus and increase cultural understanding through relationships with fellow residents of different nations, races, and religions.

Science, engineering, and mathematics

The College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences encourage all students interested in science, engineering, and mathematics to sign up for Stephenson Hall. As a Stephenson resident, you'll get Freshman Focus courses that are closer to your area of interest.

Fraternities and sororities

Go with the Greek system and find a tight group of friends, academic support, and lifelong networking benefits. Most of WSU's residential fraternities and sororities are approved for freshmen.