Division of Student Affairs

Places & Spaces

Student Affairs' facilities are where Cougs can find comfortable and welcoming spaces to eat, sleep, play, relax and study. These buildings house programs and services on every corner of campus, providing students with amenities such as gender-neutral restrooms, healthy dining options, and recreation space as well as numerous employment opportunities. Explore the links below to learn more about each of these facilities and the programs and services they offer. 

Exterior photo of the Chinook Student Center

Chinook Student Center

The Chinook Student Center is an inclusive membership facility that provides students with space to study, eat, nap and recreate, all under one roof. Learn more about Chinook Student Center.

  • Location: Thatuna Street next to Kimbrough Hall and across from Wilmer-Davis Residence Hall
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 5:30 AM-11:30 PM, Saturday/Sunday 9 AM-11:30 PM
  • Contact: 509-335-1799 or chinook@wsu.edu
Exterior Photo of the Compton Union Building

Compton Union Building

The Compton Union Building (CUB) provides a vibrant environment for all members of the WSU community to come together and engage in academic, social, leadership and cultural activities. Learn more about the CUB. 

  • Location: Terrell Mall next to Holland-Terrell Library and across from Wilson-Short Hall
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 6 AM - 2 AM, Friday 6 AM-11:59 PM, Saturday 8 AM-11:59 PM, Sunday 8 AM-2 AM
  • Contact: 509-335-8426 or unionmarketing@wsu.edu
Student holding a CougarCard facing the camera

CougarCard Center

As the official University ID, the CougarCard is the passport to life at WSU. WSU students, faculty and staff use their CougarCard over ten million times each year to access a wide array of services across the University. Learn more about the CougarCard Center.

  • Location: Compton Union Building, Ground Floor
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM
  • Contact: 509-335-2273 or cougarcard@wsu.edu
Student paying for her meal at a dining center

Dining Services

Dining Services is a team of experienced culinary and hospitality professionals dedicated to supporting academic development and success by providing world-class food and service. Dining locations can be found all around campus. Learn more about Dining Services.

Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center

The Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center provides an inclusive, creative and educational environment to empower diverse populations and advance diversity and socially conscious research, engagement, outreach, and innovation. Learn more about the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center.

  • Location: 405 SE Spokane Street
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 10 AM-9 PM
  • Contact: 509-335-2584 or cultural.center@wsu.edu
Exterior photo of Northside Residence Hall

Housing Facilities

Housing and Residence Life has 18 residence halls, three single student apartments, and five family/graduate apartments that allow students to live comfortably and safely while being conveniently located on campus. Learn more about campus housing.

  • Location: Streit/Perham Residence Hall, Second Floor
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM
  • Contact: Financial Services at 509-335-8625 or Housing Reservations at 509-335-4577
Exterior photo of the Student Recreation Center

University Recreation / Student Recreation Center

The Student Recreation Center is an inclusive membership facility that offers a variety of accessible amenities and fitness equipment. This facility also features a climbing wall, pool and space for daily fitness classes. Learn more about the Student Recreation Center.

  • Location: 1105 Northeast North Fairway Drive
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 5:30 AM-11:30 PM, Saturday/Sunday 9 AM-11:30 PM
  • Contact: 509-335-8732 or urec.wsu.edu