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Admissions Upperclassmen Housing

Stay connected as your education continues.

New housing options open for you at WSU after your freshman year. You can always stick with regular residence halls – and many students do. But if you want to change things up, you’ve got options.

Age-restricted residence halls

Two WSU residence halls are set aside for students 19-20 or older. They give you the benefits of hall life with a bit more quiet and privacy than the all-ages halls. And all of the suites have fridges and kitchenettes, so dining-hall meal plans are optional.

McEachern Hall is for students 20 and older and features maximum privacy for residents.

Orton Hall is for students 19 and older and is known for its quiet atmosphere.

WSU apartments

Living in university apartments combines the benefits of on-campus life with off-campus independence.

You’re still living with fellow students, but you don’t share a building with hundreds of other people. No more communal bathrooms. No more dining hall eating (unless you want it). And the University is probably the best landlord you’ll ever have. And you’re still within walking distance (or a quick bus ride) from central campus , so  no added commuting and you’ll still get the fast campus Internet connection.

For general apartment living, check out Chief Joseph VillageChinook Village, and Nez Perce Village.

WSU also has apartments for married students, families, and grad students.

Fraternities and sororities

Go with the Greek system and find a tight group of friends, academic support, community involvement, and lifelong networking benefits. You don’t have to join as a freshman – WSU’s residential fraternities and sororities accept new members at any stage.

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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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