Northside room

Northside room


Summer Advantage students live in northside residence halls (Northside or Global Scholars Hall) and will be assigned to a double room unless a single room is requested. Rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis. The hall is designed and operates as a coed floor.

More information and videos about Northside Residence Hall, Global Scholars Hall and other regular school year housing options can be found on the WSU Housing website.

Residence Hall Staff

Residence Halls will be staffed by Peer Mentors at an approximate staff ratio of 25:1. 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 keep participants advised of campus activities, intramural opportunities, and club organization to participate in during your free time. There will also be full-time professional staff available to students. 


Summer Advantage students will be provided both lunch and dinner at Northside Dining Center, Monday – Friday from June 28-July 30.  We will post menus for meals soon, check back for updates. 

  • Tentative meal schedule:
  • Breakfast 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
    While not included in your contract, breakfast is available and can be purchased with Cougar CASH, debit or credit cards.  Check the Dining website for times and menus.
  • Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Dinner 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


WSU Dining Services has options for every diet and can work with students who have allergies or special dietary needs. Please contact our Summer Advantage staff or Alice Ma, Registered Dietitian at Dining Services, at 509-335-4785 if you have any questions. 

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 WSU Dining Services at 509-335-5498 or visit the dining website.

Weekend Meals 

Most weekend meals will be on your own.  We will provide the opportunity to visit grocery stores, as well as information regarding bus service that can transport you to purchase meals or groceries.  Your residence hall will have a kitchen on each floor that you will be able to use (following current state COVID-19 guidelines) to prepare food. 

We will provide one meal per weekend.  Format of meals (banquet style or pick up boxed meals) will be dependent on current state COVID-19 guidelines. 


What to Pack:

Here are a few ideas to help you remember what you need to be successful. You can find more ideas on the housing website.

  • Bedding

    • Extra Long twin sheets with deep pockets (our beds are 36"x80")
    • Pillows and pillowcases
    • Mattress pad or foam topper
    • Comforter/bedspread
    • Blankets
  • Safety

    • Cloth Face Coverings/Masks
    • Thermometer
    • First Aid Kit
    • Flash light
    • Insurance information
    • Medications
  • Kitchen & Laundry

    • Towels and Washcloths
    • Laundry detergent & dryer sheets
    • Laundry bag/basket
    • Eating supplies such as cutlery, plates, food storage containers, and coffee mugs. Pots and pans can be checked out at your hall's front desk for cooking in communal kitchens.
  • Personal Items

    • Storage containers/totes
    • Clothes hangers
    • Pictures and decor
    • computer and computer accessories
    • Printer/Scanner Paper +ink
    • Headphones/Earbuds
    • School Supplies
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Toiletries, robe, flip flops, & Shower caddy
    • sleepwear & slippers
    • Clothes (all seasons) with swimsuit and rain gear
    • Athletic or closed-toed shoes
  • Electrical Appliances

    • Clocks, fans, lamps
    • Blender, coffee/espresso machine
    • Computer, printer/scanner
    • TV set & dvd player or other accessories
    • Computer, printer/scanner
    • Video game systems
    • Electric tooth brush, flosser, shaver, etc.
    • Electric blanket or heating pads
    • Irons humidifiers, radios
    • Hair dryers, straighteners, curlers, etc.
    • Rice, pressure, and/or slow cookers
  • What NOT to bring

    • Illegal drugs
    • Guns or weapons (including imitations)
    • Firecrackers, explosives, propane
    • Pets (approved service animals excluded)
    • Candles
    • Toasters & toaster ovens
    • Air Fryers


If you will be bringing your car to campus during Summer Advantage, you will have several options for purchasing parking permits.

Parking for Summer Advantage (June 24-July 30, 2022): 

A Gray 1 parking permit will be available for purchase! The cost for the Gray 1 permit may vary depending on when it is purchased. Please see the Prorated Annual Parking Permit Schedule for exact pricing. This parking lot is located between Beasley Coliseum and the Student Recreation Center.

Parking August 1, 2022-July 31, 2023  

Where you will be living for the 2022 – 2023 academic year will determine what permit you are eligible to purchase. Residence Hall students are eligible to purchase Crimson, Gray and Blue permits. These permits are sold on a first come first served basis during open permit sales. Permit sales dates and times will be published on the WSU Transportation Services website when they are available. 

 If you have any questions regarding parking on the WSU Pullman Campus, please contact WSU Transportation Services at or call us at 509-335-PARK (7275).

Pullman Transit

Students who need transportation to local stores or the Pullman area can use Pullman Transit without charge by showing their CougarCard. 


You will be given more information on how to upload a photo online and details on getting your Cougar Card. 

  • Electronic door key
  • Eating in the dining halls
  • Checking out library materials
  • Riding the city bus
  • Entering the Student Recreation Center and Chinook Student 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 replacement fee.   For more information visit the CougarCard website.