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Admissions Freshmen Housing

Welcome to your home on campus.

If you’re a freshman under 20 years old (and not married), you’ll live on campus for your first year at WSU. You get to choose from 17 different residence halls or dozens of fraternity and sorority chapters.

Plus, we’ll help you connect your new living group friends to your academic life with the First-Year Focus program. When you’re going to your first college classes with people who already live right next door, you’ll get a better start.

Residence halls

Residence halls pair on-campus living with a community experience. You can tour all the halls at the Housing and Residence Life website.

Specific emphasis communities

Some halls allow students with similar academic interests or backgrounds form a unique community.

  • Scholars
    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.
  • International
    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 fields 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, community involvement, and lifelong networking benefits. Most of WSU’s residential fraternities and sororities are approved for freshmen.

Tell us a bit about yourself so we can send you the right information. (Lighter fields are required.)


Your Plans

Full Day Visits
  • Experience WSU A series of fall and spring semester events for admitted students. Experience what it’s like to live and learn at WSU.
  • Fall Preview Oct. 14 & 28 This full day of University life introduces you to our excellent academics and includes a residence hall tour, a chance to talk with current students, and more.
  • Game Day Tours Coming to a home football game? Add a tour to your day and see what academics and athletics is all about at WSU.
  • Future Cougars of Distinction An exclusive and invitation-only program for freshmen that provides top scholars an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes overview of WSU.
  • Future Cougars Embracing Diversity An opportunity for underrepresented students to see first-hand all that WSU has to offer.
  • Out-of-State Experience A spring semester event for admitted non-resident students.

Campus tours
  • Walking Tours Prospective Students, sign up for a walking campus tour.
  • Group Tours Teachers, Counselors, and Professionals, plan a visit for your class or student group.

Find the right application for you below.

  • Freshman Use this application if you anticipate graduating from high school this academic year.
  • Transfer Use this application if you have attended college since graduating from high school.
  • Scholarships Make sure to apply for scholarships along with your admission application.
  • International Use this application if you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America.
  • Returning Student If you previously enrolled at any WSU campus, and have been away for more than one semester, use this application to reapply for admission.
  • Non-Degree Use this application if you don’t intend to complete a degree at WSU and will be taking courses for personal enrichment, transfer to another college, or a teaching endorsement.
  • Post-Degree Use the post-bachelor’s application if you’ve already earned a bachelor’s degree and want to add an additional degree or certificate.
  • Online Use this application if you want to earn a WSU degree online.  See the list of degrees offered online.

Not sure? Find out more about our different applications.

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