Housing and Dining
Summer Advantage students live in Northside residence hall. Summer Advantage students are assigned to a double room with shared bathroom; single rooms are available by request. Rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis. The hall is designed and operates as a coed floor during the regular academic year.
WSU’s residence halls are much more than a place to sleep; they’re a place to live. They’re a place to call home. You’ll find fellow students studying, watching sports, or maybe having ice cream in the lounge. Making friends is easy! In fact, friendships forged in the residence halls can last a lifetime!
Videos and more information about Northside Residence Hall and other regular school year housing options can be found at the WSU Housing website.
Northside is one of the newest buildings on the WSU Pullman campus. Students can choose to have either a single room or a double room with one roommate. Northside Hall features common spaces like active lounges, laundry facilities, kitchens, recreation lounges and living rooms, all of which make it impossible not to meet new friends face to face. These spaces help build a sense of community, while a second floor outdoor patio, a glass-walled lobby and an interior courtyard will provide space for everyone to enjoy.
Northside is a coed hall with a variety of room types. Students in some singles and doubles have their own bathrooms or share a bathroom, while others go down the hall to use a common bathroom. As in other new or renovated halls, the intent is to provide housing options that appeal to returners, as well as provide housing that helps first-year students meet as many new friends as possible.
Resident Hall Staff
Northside will be staffed by Peer Mentors at an approximate staff ratio of 15:1. Peer mentors are available to offer support and guidance based on their own experiences as students at Washington State University. They will assist you in becoming familiar with campus and will encourage you to learn the most effective techniques for academic achievement through time management, study skills, and leadership workshops that are provided through Summer Advantage. Peer mentors will keep participants advised of campus activities, intramural opportunities, and club organization to participate in during your free time.
If you will be bringing your car during the time you are at Summer Advantage, you will have several options for purchasing parking permits. You may choose from parking lots designated for Crimson 4 or Gray 1.
- Campus Parking Map (pdf)
For further information or questions, please visit the Transportation Services website.
For students that need transportation to local stores but do not have a car can use the Pullman Transit without charge by showing their WSU student ID cards. Anywhere Pullman Transit goes, use your CougarCard (another name for your ID card) as your pass.
During your Summer Advantage stay, Southside Café aims to be open 7 days per week. If they are closed, we alert the students ahead of time, and the Summer Peer Mentors provide food either made in the dorms or provided from a local restaurant.
- Breakfast 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
While breakfast is not included in your contract, this is available as an option to you. Southside Cafe accepts Cougar CASH, debit or credit cards. Please check the Dining website for breakfast dates and times as the Southside Café may be closed from time to time.
- Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Dinner 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
At Washington State University Dining Services, we are committed to providing high quality, nutritious food to our guests. Your enrollment into the Summer Advantage program includes lunch and dinner at the Southside Café Dining Center. You will see a rotating menu that is a small preview of what will be available to you throughout the academic year.
In Dining Services we take food allergies and dietary restrictions seriously. The Summer Advantage staff will provide you with a Dietary Needs form to submit once you register. Please contact Alice Ma, RD, Dining Services’ Registered Dietitian, at 509-335-4785 if you have any questions about your food allergies or dietary restrictions. She will work with you to assist the Chef and the General Manager in developing a list of food items that will meet your nutritional needs. If special food items are required in order to meet your nutritional needs, the Dining Services Culinary Team will evaluate the possibility of ordering these special items.
Dress in the dining rooms is comfortable and informal; we do ask, however, that you wear shoes and a shirt at all times.
For any other questions about food or services provided, please contact Dining Services at 509-335-5498 or visit the Dining website.
Your WSU Student ID Card
You will receive your WSU CougarCard at Alive! Orientation. Your WSU CougarCard identifies you as a current member of the WSU community and should be carried at all times. You’ll use it for a variety of services at WSU, including:
- An electronic door key
- Eating in the dining halls
- Checking out library materials
- Riding the city bus
- Entering the Student Recreation Center
If you lose your card, you’ll have to stop by the CougarCard Center Office in the CUB Student Union Building and pay a $15 replacement fee. For more information visit the CougarCard website.