Housing and Residential Life
My Residence Hall
Hall Desk Phone #: 509-335-2560
US Postal Service Letters & Packages Address:
McEachern Hall xxx
PO Box 1700
Pullman, WA 99163
Fed-Ex, UPS, etc. address:
for East Units:
Student Name 1506
SE Olympia Ave xxx
Pullman WA 99163
for North Units:
1504 SE Olympia Ave xxx
Pullman WA 99163
for South units:
*Fed-Ex packages sent with "Adult Signature Required" could lead to delays due to a 21 year old signature requirement.
1500 SE Olympia Ave xxx
Pullman, WA 99163
Room Layout: Single rooms with shared bathroom. Private suites with balcony
• Refrigerators and sinks in each room
• Recreation room
o Pool table and foosball table
o Universal weight machine
o TV lounge
o Study room
• Open during breaks
• 292 students
• A mix of graduate and undergraduate students
• Students 19 years of age or older
First Year Focus
Freshmen living in McEachern, a coed age-restricted hall, will have the option of enrolling in a First-Year Focus section:
McEachern: History 105: Roots of Contemporary Issues [ROOT] or English 101: Composition [WRTG]. These courses are shared with neighboring Olympia Hall.
Move In Information
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 McEachern Hall
Drive to your assigned hall and look for the parking staff and temporary parking signage directing you to an active unloading zone.
Proceed to the front desk and check in with your Cougar Card or photo ID. Sign up for a cart if you need one or look for move-in volunteers.
As parking is at a premium, once your car is unloaded, it must be relocated to a parking lot. Parking staff will be on site to assist you with directions on best parking lot options.
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 McEachren 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. McEachern has several walls with wall carpeting; please use tacks and pins on these walls, never use 3M Command strips.
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
What furniture comes with the room?
All rooms have closets (with dresser), Loftable twin beds, desk with hutch organizer, mobile file pedestal, bookcase, one desk chair.
How long are the bed frames? What is the size of the mattress?
The bed frames are 85" L by 38" W. The mattresses are 80" L by 36" wide. Sheets with deep pockets are advisable.
Can I loft my bed in my hall?
Yes, and the bed is tool-free, but you probably want to get a friend to help you loft it.
The lofting kits, if not used, must stay in the room as there is no additional space in the hall to store them.
How much space is under the bed in the lofted and unlofted position?
Varies because the beds are loftable, but the most space you can have in the unlofted position is 31". The maximum space under the bed when lofted is: 56 ¾"
Can I use a bed riser in my room, to raise the bed off the floor to gain storage space under the bed?
Not needed because the bed is adjustable in height from the floor.
What are the dimensions of the closets?
The closets are 6' wide x 2' deep.
Where are the mirrors in my room and in the hall?
Above the sink, and every room has a sink. Each sink is the length of the countertop.
What are the dimension of the desks?
The desks are 42"wide x 24" deep x 30" high. The hutch organizer is 42"wide x 10"deep x 22" high. The mobile file pedestal is 16" wide x 22" deep x 22" high.
What are the dimensions of the windows?
The windows in the East Court are 7'10" W by 6'8" H. The windows in the North and South are 8'12" W by 4'10" H.
What are the dimensions of the dressers?
The dressers are 2' wide x 2' deep, with 6 drawers and 3 shelves above.
How many outlets are there?
There are three outlets.
Can I bring my own furniture?
Is the room carpeted?
Are there shelves in the room? What are the dimensions of the shelves?
Yes, two shelves in the bookcase, 30" wide x 12" deep x 30" high.
What are the dimensions of my room?
The rooms in the East Court are 12'7" W by 13'5" L; in addition, rooms in the East Court have a small brick patio/courtyard outside each room. The rooms in North and South are 8'2" W by 19'9" L.
Are there any rooms in this hall for people with disabilities?
Yes; several are wheelchair or hearing accessible.
What public facilities in this hall are accessible?
Small recreation room (includes pool table, foosball, universal weight machine, ice machine, vending machine, kitchen, laundry room, TV lounge, study room, and the hall front desk.
Where are the outlets and computer hookups in the rooms?
Each room has 3 outlets, one on each of two opposing walls, one next to the mirror above the sink.
How are the bathrooms arranged?
Semi-private bathrooms, meaning you share a bathroom with a next door neighbor, but both of you have your own private (and separate) entrance to the bathroom.
Are there study lounges?
Yes, there is one seminar room in the second floor of the main lobby in the north building.
Where can I do my laundry? How much do the washers and dryers cost?
In the North basement there are several front-loading washers and several dryers. In the kitchenettes, in South and East, there is one front-loading washer and one dryer each. There is no extra charge to use the washers and dryers.
How much common storage space does the hall have and where is it located?
In the basement of the North building, a huge area, separated with shelving, is available for storage.
Where do residents store their bicycles?
In a covered bike rack just inside the open entrance (east side) into the North building.
What amenities, such as pool tables, weight rooms, etc., does the hall have?
Small recreation room (includes pool table, Foosball, ice machine, vending machine, kitchen, laundry room, TV lounge, study room, and the hall front desk.
What is the closest residential dining facility to McEachern Hall? Where will most of the people in my hall eat?
Southside Café. McEachern is a meal plan optional hall. Each room has a small refrigerator that comes with the room.
What kitchen facilities are available for residents in my hall?
There are 2 kitchens in the East Court, one in the North basement, and one in the South building, with stove, microwave, refrigerator, and sink. The hall has some pots and pans for use, but you will probably want to bring some of your own.
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?
In McEachern please use the push pins we distribute during move-in. Please do not use 3M mounting products, double-sided mounting products, permanent mounting products, blue mounting putty, masking tape, or duct tape. McEachern has several walls with wall carpeting; please use tacks and pins on these walls, never use 3M Command strips.
Can I bring my own microwave?
No, because the electrical capacity of the hall cannot handle individual microwaves. McEachern does come with a small refrigerator in each room, however. Since the rooms come with a small refrigerator we do not rent Microfridges in McEachern.
Bed Lofting and Bunking Instructions
How to Bunk and Loft your Bed