Housing and Residential Life
My Residence Hall
Hall Desk Phone #: 509-335-3382
US Postal Service Letters & Packages Address:
Gannon or Goldsworthy xxx
PO Box 1700
Pullman, WA 99163
Fed-Ex, UPS, etc. address:
1459 SE Stadium Way xxx
Pullman WA 99163
1455 SE Stadium Way xxx
Pullman WA 99163
*Fed-Ex packages sent with "Adult Signature Required" could lead to delays due to a 21 year old signature requirement.
Room Layout: Double rooms with community bathrooms
• Two large recreational lounges
• TV room
• Large study room
• Weight room
• Closest residence hall to Southside Café and Flix Café
• 600 students
o Gannon – 300
o Goldsworthy - 300
• First Scholars program participants
• Lead the Legacy program participants
• First-year students
• Coed floors, with 1 floor in each hall single gender
First Year Focus
Freshmen living in Gannon/Goldsworthy Halls, a pair of coed halls, will select one of the following First-Year Focus courses:
Gannon/Goldsworthy: History 105: Roots of Contemporary Issues [ROOT], Contemporary Ethnic Studies 101: Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies [DIVR], or School of the Environment 105: Natural Resources and Natural Hazards [PSCI].
Bed Lofting Instructions
General Move-In Information
Official WSU move-in begins on Wednesday, August 15. While residence hall contracts begin on Saturday, August 11, WSU highly encourages students to arrive for move-in on August 15 to begin their successful college experience with Week Of Welcome events beginning that night.
This year, the WSU community and departments across campus collaborate to develop to best possible options to facilitate the thousands of students and cars that arrive on move-in day. Your arrival time, the hall you’re moving into, and the particular day you arrive, all play a factor in your experience. Those moving in will need to sign up and indicate their planned arrival time. Please complete the form located at https://movein.wsu.edu/signup
Please plan to come with patience and know that there will probably be some wait times to get into your unloading zone. Hundreds of volunteers, Housing & Residence Life staff, and Parking & Transportation Services staff want your move-in to be smooth and low stress. They are easily identifiable and happy to help. Please keep in mind that pets are not allowed in the residence halls when moving in.
Specific Instructions for Gannon/Goldsworthy Hall
Gannon/Goldsworthy Hall is considered a single residential community that encompasses both Gannon Hall and Goldsworthy Hall. Check-in for both halls are in the same location and directions are the same.
Enter the main back entrance to Gannon/Goldsworthy by the Southside Dining Center entrance and head up the Goldsworthy ramps to the Gannon/Goldsworthy Hall lobby. There will be signs telling you where to check in. While you are checking in, you will receive your key, get information about hall government, and meet various hall staff members.
Students should enter through the hall's main entrance and check in with your CougarCard/photo ID at the front desk.
Volunteers and carts will be available to assist you in unloading your car and moving belongings up to the room. We ask that you have someone begin unloading your car as your student checks in and receives their key.
Note: If you live on the 1st floor of Gannon, 1st floor of Goldsworthy, or 2nd floor of Goldsworthy we ask that you do not use the elevators to move-in as there is ramp access to your floor. We are also requesting that elevators are only used to move heavy objects and carts to higher floors.
Bed Lofting and bunking tools and parts can be received from the Custodial Room 78 in the lower level of the Gannon/Goldsworthy Hall center building.
Extra recycling containers are brought in specifically for move-in. Please pay attention to where you are disposing of garbage versus recycling.
For hanging items on your walls in Gannon/Goldsworthy, please use blue painters tape for posters, and 3M Command strips to hang pictures. If you use 3M Command strips, please do not remove the strips; our staff will remove them over the summer if the room needs to be painted. Please do not use double-sided mounting products, permanent mounting products, blue mounting putty, tacks or push pins, masking tape, or duct tape.
Getting to Gannon/Goldsworthy:
When you arrive in Pullman make sure you enter the WSU campus from the South entrance of the University (from Main Street/270). Gannon-Goldsworthy only has an entrance on the south side of Stadium way so if you come in from the North you will have to find a way to U-Turn.
After you turn onto Stadium Way you will see the Stephenson Towers (Big brick buildings) you stayed at during Alive! on your right. Go ahead and drive through the first stop light. After you go through the first stop light you will see a sign that says "Gannon/Goldsworthy" on your right. Continue driving past two smaller driveways until you reach the third driveway right before a bridge.
There should be a parking attendant in an orange vest directing traffic. Turn right and drive down the hill to the small Green 3 parking lot. This lot is right in front of the main entrance to Southside Dining Center
During move-in, Gannon/Goldsworthy Hall Hall will designate active unloading zones on our basketball courts, lawns, and parking lot areas. We will then have cars exit underneath Gannon Hall through a tunnel. Hall Staff will ask you for your name, room number, and a contact phone number. They will then put the information on the front of your car with your arrival time. Note: If your vehicle is over 7' 8" please contact a staff member for an alternative parking plan.
Due to the large amount of residents moving into Gannon/Goldsworthy Hall and the limited amount of parking spaces, all of the lots and parking spaces around the hall are active unloading zones only. We ask that all students and families park their cars in event parking during move-in or the large Blue lot off of Forrest Way.
Blue Lot Instructions
o Take a right out of the GG lot
o Take a right on to Grimes Way (first stop light)
o Take a right onto Olympia Ave
o Take a left on Forrest Dr. (four way stop sign)
o The Blue lot will be on the right
Words of Wisdom from past students and parents
Rooms are smaller than you think. Spend some time looking at the photos and room dimensions and be realistic with what will fit.
Review what you can’t bring – the list is specific for each hall.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long are the bed frames? What is the size of the mattress?
A little longer than the mattress. The mattress is 36" wide x 80" long. Sheets with deep pockets are advisable.
Can I loft or bunk my bed in this hall?
You can do both, but the process is different between the two halls because they have different beds. In Gannon, you have to use the cabinet to loft your beds and obtain tools and parts from the Custodial staff. In Goldsworthy, you will need to get a stabilizing bar and bed ends from the Custodial staff then follow the tool-free bed user guide.
We have guard rails and a ladder for Goldsworthy; only a guard rail for Gannon.
How much space is under the bed when unlofted and lofted?
Depending on how you loft the bed, 8", 21", or 32". The beds can go from being very close to the ground to almost 3 feet off the ground.
In Goldsworthy, the most space you can create under the beds in the unlofted position is 32". In Gannon, the most space you can create in the unlofted position is 33".
In Gannon, because the beds came with a cabinet as part of the lofting system, you also have the option of lofting the bed on top of the cabinet. In Golds, the space under the bed is 50" when lofted.
In both halls you can also bunk the beds together.
Can I use a bed riser in my room, to raise the bed off the floor to gain storage space under the bed?
What furniture comes with the room?
All rooms have closets, twin beds, small chests of drawers, desks, and lighting. All of Goldsworthy has track lighting; Gannon does not. Gannon has desk and hutches which also provide lighting.
What are the dimensions of the desks?
In Gannon, the desks are 40" wide x 52" high x 24" deep, with 1 shelf above and 3 drawers.
In Goldsworthy, the desks do not have a shelf, but it has a detached 3 drawer cabinet which can be moved.
Can a computer monitor fit on the desk?
What are the dimensions of the dressers?
In Gannon, the dressers are 27" wide x 24" deep x 60 11/16" high, with a cabinet above 3 drawers, with 2 shelves inside the cabinet.
In Goldsworthy, the dressers are 3 separate stacking drawers, each measures 26 1/8" W x 24" D x 10" H.
How many outlets are there?
There are 12, with 6 on each side of the room.
Can I bring my own furniture?
Is the room carpeted?
Are there shelves in the room? What are the dimensions of the shelves?
There are two shelves inside the cabinet provided. There is also a shelf attached to the desk.
What are the dimensions of my room?
Double rooms are 10'6" wide by 16'3¼" long.
Single rooms (Gannon 124, 224, 324, 424, 524, 624, and Goldsworthy 115, 215, 315, 415, 515, 615) are 9'6¾" wide by 16'3¼" long.
What are the dimensions of the windows?
The windows are 10' wide by 3'5" high.
Are there any rooms in this hall for people with disabilities?
Yes, there are 2 wheelchair accessible rooms with private bathrooms and 1 hearing-impaired accessible room.
What public facilities in this hall are accessible?
Both buildings have elevators, making the floors accessible. Also the basement area, which includes a recreation room and a computer lab, are accessible.
Where are the outlets and computer hookups in the rooms?
There are two sets of outlets along each side of the room, about 2 feet off the ground, and a third set higher on the wall near the closet, about 6 feet off the ground. The computer hookup is near the window on one side of the room. A fifteen to twenty foot Ethernet cable should be plenty to assist in putting your computer anywhere in the room.
How are the bathrooms arranged?
There are two bathrooms and two shower rooms on each floor. One bathroom with sinks and toilets and one shower room with four showers are located on each wing. On the coed floors, the bathrooms and shower rooms are separated by gender. Shower rooms are card access only specific to the student’s gender
Are there study lounges?
Yes. Each floor has a study lounge. There are also two large study lounges on the main floor of Gannon/Goldsworthy.
Where do residents store their bicycles?
In the bike racks under Goldsworthy. There are no indoor rooms for bike storage.
What is the closest residential dining facility? Where will most of the people in my hall eat
Southside Café, which is right out the back door.
What kitchen facilities are available for residents in my hall?
Every floor has a microwave in the laundry room. There is one kitchen in the Goldsworthy basement. The hall has some pots and pans for use, but you will probably want to bring some of your own.
What amenities, such as pool tables, weight rooms, etc., does the hall have?
Gannon/Goldsworthy has a pool table, ping pong table, foosball table, big screen TV, weight room, kitchen, and computer lab.
Where can I do my laundry? How much do the washers and dryers cost?
Each floor has a washer and dryer. The cost is built into the room and board.
What are the dimensions of the closets?
The closets are 76" high, 45" wide, and 26" deep. A top shelf above the closet is 15" high.
Should I get renter's insurance when I live in University Housing?
Yes! While you may be covered under your parent’s homeowner’s insurance, claims against homeowner’s insurance can be expensive, especially compared to renter’s insurance. Personal property insurance is recommended by WSU. This insurance will cover your belongings if they are accidentally damaged, stolen, vandalized or suffer a loss from water, fire, smoke, etc. It’s very important to purchase coverage (starting at $65 for the year for $2,000 worth of coverage) so that in the event an emergency arises, you will have the funds to replace your items. If a loss occurs, WSU is not responsible. We strongly encourage all students to purchase this insurance as unfortunate situations can and do happen. Here are some common situations that can occur:
1. Water damage from sprinklers going off
2. Fire, smoke, explosion, windstorm
4. Accidental damage
To purchase this coverage, please visit http://www.haylor.com/college/washington-state-university/. You can also reach our broker that handles this plan (Haylor, Freyer, & Coon, Inc), at 866-535-0456 or email@example.com and they’d be happy to answer any questions that you have and help you enroll.
What can I use to hang posters and pictures on the walls in this hall? What can I not use?
Please use blue painters tape for posters, and 3M Command strips to hang pictures. If you use 3M Command strips, please do not remove the strips; our staff will remove them over the summer if the room needs to be painted. Please do not use double-sided mounting products, permanent mounting products, blue mounting putty, tacks or push pins, masking tape, or duct tape.
Can I bring my own microwave?
No, because the electrical capacity of the hall cannot handle individual microwaves. You can rent a Microfridge from us at check-in, first come, first serve.
Can I bring a mini-fridge or microfridge?
Yes. Check the Housing and Dining Policies link in the Residence Halls Contracts and Policies section for more information and scroll down to get to the sections on Microfridges or Refrigerators.