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Admissions Travel Guide

How to get here and where to stay

Coming to Pullman

By car:

WSU is about five hours from Seattle, 90 minutes from Spokane, and six hours from Portland.

By plane:

The Pullman/Moscow Airport is two miles from campus. Horizon Air (Alaska Airlines) services the region. You can rent a car at the airport or request a taxi. Spokane International Airport is serviced by most airlines. You can take a shuttle van (Wheatland Express, 800-334-2207) to Pullman for a fee.

By bus:

Major bus routes pass through Pullman. The bus stop is located downtown, approximately two miles from campus.

Overnight accommodations

Make your reservation early!

There’s a lot happening here and area hotels can fill up quickly. You can find useful overnight accommodation information at the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center website or in the Pullman Chamber of Commerce weekly status report.

Below are some hotels in the Pullman-Moscow area:

Hilltop Inn
928 Northwest Olsen St, Pullman

Holiday Inn Express
1190 SE Bishop Blvd, Pullman

Quality Inn Paradise Creek
1400 SE Bishop Blvd, Pullman

Residence Inn
1255 NE Fairway Rd, Pullman

La Quinta Inn and Suites
185 Warbonnet Dr, Moscow ID

University Inn Best Western
1516 Pullman Rd, Moscow ID


Best Western Wheatland Inn
701 Main St, Colfax

The agencies listed below can help you locate additional accommodations.

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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.

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