WSU Housing and Residence Life

Global Scholars Hall

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Global Scholars is WSU’s newest residence hall and is home to an innovative and inclusive environment. Residents from all backgrounds are celebrated at Global Scholars and the Hall’s diversity is a source of pride.

With this, the residents of Global Scholar’s hall have the opportunity form friendships with one another while learning about the world and one another. Global Scholars aims to inspire students to learn from their peers, and make a positive impact on WSU and the global community.

Key Events:
• Culture & Diversity Dinners
• International Programs Coffee Hours
• Hall-wide art projects
• Soccer game watch parties from the patio
• Identi-Tea Identity Awareness Social
• Twitter selfie challenges
• Bubble soccer

  • My Residence Hall

    Residential Education Director

    Lauren Berry

    Lauren Berry
    phone 509-335-1383  Chris van Drimmelen Email Lauren 

    Hall Desk Phone #: 509-335-1382

    US Postal Service Letters & Packages Address:
    Student Name
    Global Scholars Hall xxx
    PO Box 1700
    Pullman, WA 99163

    Fed-Ex, UPS, etc. address:
    Student Name
    1302 NE Cougar Way xxx
    Pullman WA 99163

    (xxx=room number)

    *Fed-Ex packages sent with "Adult Signature Required" could lead to delays due to a 21 year old signature requirement.

    Walking time to the CUB: 6 minutes
    Walking time to the Student Recreation Center: 6 minutes

  • Room Amenities

    Room Layout:  Single and double rooms with private and shared bathrooms.  Apartments with 4-6 bedrooms and shared bathroom.

  • Building Features

    Hall Features:
    • Einstein’s Bagels and The Market on the first floor
    • Common spaces on each floor
    • Living room and recreation area on ground floor
    • Outdoor courtyard
    • Outdoor deck with fireplace

    Hall Capacity:
    • 275 students

    Residents:
    • Coed
    • Mix of under and upperclassman
    • Students interested in learning about different cultures
    • Domestic and international students

  • First Year Focus

    Freshmen living in Global Scholars Hall, a coed hall, will select one of the following First-Year Focus courses: Roots of Contemporary Issues [ROOT] or Contemporary Ethnic Studies 101: Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies [DIVR]. These courses are shared with neighboring Northside Hall.

  • Floor Plans

  • Photo Gallery

  • Bed Lofting Instructions

    How to Bunk and Loft your Bed

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • Unique Features

    Those who tour or live in Washington State University’s newest place of residence, Global Scholars Hall (GSH), are impressed with its modern features, functionality and elegance. What might not be immediately evident is the deep thought and planning the building’s architects put into making it a place that fosters a strong sense of community and linking it with our global society.

    The building’s unique features begin in the main stairway that connects the resident quarters with the shared space. The center column of the stairs is inscribed with artwork depicting dense clusters of communities from around the world. Examples are taken from every continent encouraging students to think about the world and view their hall as being different, unique and special.

    Along the corridor on each level, where students frequently cross paths, are images inspired by how natural features and individual habitation work together to create unique communities. In the words of the lead architect, “When human beings involve their communities with the physical features of their environment, the result is a better community and a more valued public space.”

    A perfect example of the connectedness between the environment and GSH is the unique community table located in the middle of The Market, a place where people can gather to purchase and eat fresh, locally sourced food. The table is made of old-growth timber salvaged from grain silos in Southeastern Washington. It was constructed by WSU students, under the guidance of faculty, in WSU’s Wood Materials & Engineering Laboratory. The Market, WSU’s first street-level urban-style marketplace, enriches the pedestrian experience and helps creates a sense of community for residents.

    Much of the wood used throughout GSH reinforces a forest theme. Wood grain is evident in both the floor and wall tiles. Even the carpet, made largely from recycled materials, incorporates a wood-grain pattern in the main living space.

    The important role our environment plays in helping to shape our communities is also evident outside of GSH with the courtyard gate. The gate is designed to invoke a global image reflecting WSU’s diverse student body. The architects also intended for the design to acknowledge the many environmental challenges we face during Global Scholars Hall’s inaugural year including climate change, diminishing oil supplies, and deforestation. In the words of the lead architect, “Global Scholars Hall thus expresses the hope that with application of innovation and stewardship, the environment can be a source of stability once again.” It is their hope that the unique features within GSH instill a mindset among its residents to search out and foster stable communities as they live their lives here at WSU and beyond.

    Global Scholars Hall is an innovative environment for residents to grow as scholars and leaders, while encouraging and celebrating WSU’s commitment to a global education.

  • Move In Information

    General Move-In Information

    Official WSU move-in begins on Wednesday, August 16. While residence hall contracts begin on Saturday, August 12, WSU highly encourages students to arrive for move-in on August 16 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.

    You can find more information about move-in at https://movein.wsu.edu/  Information will also be shared and live tweeted on move-in day, please follow us @reslifewsu and use #WSUWOW

    Specific Instructions for Global Scholars Hall

    Traffic is more challenging on the north side of campus during move-in so cars will be directed into queuing lines and will be released as active unloading zones become available for north halls. Portable toilets and water bottles are available while waiting. Lines can be as short as a couple of minutes and rarely as long as 20 minutes.

    Drive to the Yellow parking lot South of Beasley Coliseum and let the attendants know what hall you are moving into so you get in the correct car queue line.

    When instructed, drive to your assigned hall and look for the parking attendant and temporary parking signage directing you to an active unloading zone.

    Students should enter through the hall's main entrance and check in with their CougarCard/photo ID at the front desk. If you require assistance or need a cart please look for move-in volunteers or ask a staff member who will be clearly recognizable by the shirts they wear. When volunteers are not working carts are available in the lobby on a first come basis. Please only use carts for moving items and return then promptly so they are available for others.

    As soon as you are done actively unloading, you must move your vehicle to the gray parking lot behind Beasley Coliseum to make room for others. Parking staff will be on site to assist you with directions.

    Extra recycling containers are brought in specifically for move-in. Please pay attention to where you are disposing of garbage versus recycling. Global Scholars has a designated trash and recycling area located at the loading dock. You can access the loading dock by walking through The Courtyard and to the door labeled Trash Room. This space is shared with both Global Scholars Hall and The Market. There is a black bin for trash to be placed. Staff will routinely toss the trash from this bin into the large green trash compactor. Please breakdown any cardboard boxes and place them in the large green dumpster labeled for cardboard. There are also multiple bins for comingled and paper recycling located in this area.

    For hanging items on your walls in Global Scholars Hall, please use push pins. Do not use 3M mounting products, double-sided mounting products, permanent mounting products, blue mounting putty, masking tape, or duct tape.

    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.

  • My Residence Hall

    Residential Education Director

    Lauren Berry

    Lauren Berry
    phone 509-335-1383  Chris van Drimmelen Email Lauren 

    Hall Desk Phone #: 509-335-1382

    US Postal Service Letters & Packages Address:
    Student Name
    Global Scholars Hall xxx
    PO Box 1700
    Pullman, WA 99163

    Fed-Ex, UPS, etc. address:
    Student Name
    1302 NE Cougar Way xxx
    Pullman WA 99163

    (xxx=room number)

    *Fed-Ex packages sent with "Adult Signature Required" could lead to delays due to a 21 year old signature requirement.

    Walking time to the CUB: 6 minutes
    Walking time to the Student Recreation Center: 6 minutes

  • Room Amenities

    Room Layout:  Single and double rooms with private and shared bathrooms.  Apartments with 4-6 bedrooms and shared bathroom.

  • Building Features

    Hall Features:
    • Einstein’s Bagels and The Market on the first floor
    • Common spaces on each floor
    • Living room and recreation area on ground floor
    • Outdoor courtyard
    • Outdoor deck with fireplace

    Hall Capacity:
    • 275 students

    Residents:
    • Coed
    • Mix of under and upperclassman
    • Students interested in learning about different cultures
    • Domestic and international students

  • First Year Focus

    Freshmen living in Global Scholars Hall, a coed hall, will select one of the following First-Year Focus courses: Roots of Contemporary Issues [ROOT] or Contemporary Ethnic Studies 101: Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies [DIVR]. These courses are shared with neighboring Northside Hall.

  • Floor Plans

  • Photo Gallery

  • Bed Lofting Instructions

    How to Bunk and Loft your Bed

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • Unique Features

    Those who tour or live in Washington State University’s newest place of residence, Global Scholars Hall (GSH), are impressed with its modern features, functionality and elegance. What might not be immediately evident is the deep thought and planning the building’s architects put into making it a place that fosters a strong sense of community and linking it with our global society.

    The building’s unique features begin in the main stairway that connects the resident quarters with the shared space. The center column of the stairs is inscribed with artwork depicting dense clusters of communities from around the world. Examples are taken from every continent encouraging students to think about the world and view their hall as being different, unique and special.

    Along the corridor on each level, where students frequently cross paths, are images inspired by how natural features and individual habitation work together to create unique communities. In the words of the lead architect, “When human beings involve their communities with the physical features of their environment, the result is a better community and a more valued public space.”

    A perfect example of the connectedness between the environment and GSH is the unique community table located in the middle of The Market, a place where people can gather to purchase and eat fresh, locally sourced food. The table is made of old-growth timber salvaged from grain silos in Southeastern Washington. It was constructed by WSU students, under the guidance of faculty, in WSU’s Wood Materials & Engineering Laboratory. The Market, WSU’s first street-level urban-style marketplace, enriches the pedestrian experience and helps creates a sense of community for residents.

    Much of the wood used throughout GSH reinforces a forest theme. Wood grain is evident in both the floor and wall tiles. Even the carpet, made largely from recycled materials, incorporates a wood-grain pattern in the main living space.

    The important role our environment plays in helping to shape our communities is also evident outside of GSH with the courtyard gate. The gate is designed to invoke a global image reflecting WSU’s diverse student body. The architects also intended for the design to acknowledge the many environmental challenges we face during Global Scholars Hall’s inaugural year including climate change, diminishing oil supplies, and deforestation. In the words of the lead architect, “Global Scholars Hall thus expresses the hope that with application of innovation and stewardship, the environment can be a source of stability once again.” It is their hope that the unique features within GSH instill a mindset among its residents to search out and foster stable communities as they live their lives here at WSU and beyond.

    Global Scholars Hall is an innovative environment for residents to grow as scholars and leaders, while encouraging and celebrating WSU’s commitment to a global education.

  • Move In Information

    General Move-In Information

    Official WSU move-in begins on Wednesday, August 16. While residence hall contracts begin on Saturday, August 12, WSU highly encourages students to arrive for move-in on August 16 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.

    You can find more information about move-in at https://movein.wsu.edu/  Information will also be shared and live tweeted on move-in day, please follow us @reslifewsu and use #WSUWOW

    Specific Instructions for Global Scholars Hall

    Traffic is more challenging on the north side of campus during move-in so cars will be directed into queuing lines and will be released as active unloading zones become available for north halls. Portable toilets and water bottles are available while waiting. Lines can be as short as a couple of minutes and rarely as long as 20 minutes.

    Drive to the Yellow parking lot South of Beasley Coliseum and let the attendants know what hall you are moving into so you get in the correct car queue line.

    When instructed, drive to your assigned hall and look for the parking attendant and temporary parking signage directing you to an active unloading zone.

    Students should enter through the hall's main entrance and check in with their CougarCard/photo ID at the front desk. If you require assistance or need a cart please look for move-in volunteers or ask a staff member who will be clearly recognizable by the shirts they wear. When volunteers are not working carts are available in the lobby on a first come basis. Please only use carts for moving items and return then promptly so they are available for others.

    As soon as you are done actively unloading, you must move your vehicle to the gray parking lot behind Beasley Coliseum to make room for others. Parking staff will be on site to assist you with directions.

    Extra recycling containers are brought in specifically for move-in. Please pay attention to where you are disposing of garbage versus recycling. Global Scholars has a designated trash and recycling area located at the loading dock. You can access the loading dock by walking through The Courtyard and to the door labeled Trash Room. This space is shared with both Global Scholars Hall and The Market. There is a black bin for trash to be placed. Staff will routinely toss the trash from this bin into the large green trash compactor. Please breakdown any cardboard boxes and place them in the large green dumpster labeled for cardboard. There are also multiple bins for comingled and paper recycling located in this area.

    For hanging items on your walls in Global Scholars Hall, please use push pins. Do not use 3M mounting products, double-sided mounting products, permanent mounting products, blue mounting putty, masking tape, or duct tape.

    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.