WSU Housing and Residence Life

Housing and Residential Life

Move In Information for Orton Hall

Drive to your assigned hall and look for the parking staff and temporary parking signage directing you to an active unloading zone.

Enter Orton through the main entrance, proceed through the blue doors to your left which takes you to the front desk. Check in with your Cougar Card/photo ID to get your key. Sign up for a cart if you need one or look for move-in volunteers who will be clearly recognizable by the shirts they wear. If it is after desk hours, call the Resident Advisor on duty.

Once your car is unloaded, it must be relocated to a different parking lot to make room for others. 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 close attention to where you are disposing of garbage versus recycling.

For hanging items on your walls in Orton Hall 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 yourself; our staff will remove them over the summer. Do not use double-sided mounting products, permanent mounting products, blue mounting putty, tacks or push pins, masking tape, or duct tape. Orton 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.