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Washington State University

Educational Resources

Libraries

WSU has six libraries on the Pullman campus, one or more at each of three branch campus locations, plus one at the state capitol. Additional facilities include Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections; several special-use collections held outside the Libraries; and Distance Degree library services. WSU is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium of 33 academic libraries in Washington and Oregon that share a union catalog and automatic borrowing services.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 2,195,306 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 30,936 current serial subscriptions.
  • 3,913,287 microforms.
  • 46,540 Audio/Visual items.
  • 27,728 e-books.

Museums & Art

Museum of Anthropology Art Museum Conner Museum Culver Memorial Jacklin & McCaw Geological Collections, Drucker Collection, Historic Textiles and Costume Collection James Entomological Collection Jewett Observatory and University Planetarium Mycological Herbarium Ownbey Herbarium Smith Soil Monolith Collection Laboratory for Atmospheric Research Lab for Biotechnology and Bioanalysis Electron Microscopy Center Environmental Center GeoAnalytical Center Informatioin Technology Nuclear Radiation Center Social and Economic Sciences Research Center State of Washington Water Research Center WSU Center for NMR Spectroscopy Institute for Shock Physics Cadaver Anatomy Lab Plant Growth Chamber Smoot Hill ? 730-acre research farm Geotechnical & Transportation Engineering Laboratories include state of the art testing equipment for soils and concretes Albrook Hydraulics Lab Woods and Materials Engineering Lab Animal Disease Biotechnology Facility Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab Professional Dance Studio, scene and costume shops, a greenroom, a design lab and ample makeup and dressing rooms Bioprocessing Facilities Biosensor Lab Bioremediation Lab Center for Multiphase Environmental Research Colloid & Interfacial Studies Lab Materials Characterization Lab Materials Hazardous Wastes Facility Computer Facilities Ensminger Beef Center WSU Feed Preparation Lab WSU Swine Center WSU Compost Facility WSU Golf Course Research and Technology Park EME Labs include Senior Measurements Lab, Senior Design lab for electrical engineering and computer science students, Distributed Adaptive Discovery and Computation (collaborators include Los Alamos National Laboratory, University of Illinois, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications), Electrical Machinery Lab, High-Voltage Research, Spatial Analysis Database Lab, Circuits Lab, Protective Power Relay Lab, Power Systems Computation Lab, Information Research Lab, Information Research Studio, Digital Design Lab, Tektronix Advanced Digital Design Lab, Microprocessor Systems Project Lab, Secure and reliable Embedded Systems Laboratory, Microtechnology/Device Fabrication Lab, Microwave/Radio Communication Lab, Optoelectronics Lab, Electrophysics Research Laboratory. ETRL Labs include Senior Embedded Systems Lab, Student Network Instruction Facility, Analog and Mixed-Signal Research, and Plasma Research. Grizzly Bear Research Center E.H. Steffen Wildlife Center (58-acre center includes wildlife facilities and pens, forest plantations, wetlands, uplands, specialized planting areas, and a greenhouse laboratory) Wildlife Habitat and Nutrition Laboratory Wild Ungulate Facility (Eight-acre facility for the study of mule deer)

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 2,400 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 355 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 150 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 2,200 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 100 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 6,000 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 35% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 18% of housing units are Singles.
  • 53% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 2% of housing units are Triples.
  • 27% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 30 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 97% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 75% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: See web site (www. wsu. edu/future-students/student-life) for details.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 329 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Total of 23 honor societies. See web site (www. wsu. edu/future-students/student-life) for details.
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) See web site (http: //getinvolved. wsu. edu/guide) for details.
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) See web site (http: //getinvolved. wsu. edu/guide) for details.
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) See web site (www. wsu. edu/future-students/student-life) for details.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Daily Evergreen

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Spokane WA (80), Pullman WA (3)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Spokane WA (80)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Pullman WA (1)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 25% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 24% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,676
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 24 fraternities
  • 23 fraternity houses
  • 14% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 15 sororities
  • 14 sorority houses
  • 18% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of Idaho)
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other

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