Looking for housing? We can help!

Whether you would like the traditional college living experience or looking to live off-campus, our staff can help you with your choices. We have created a specific agreement with the Guest House at PNNL to create Living Learning Communities (LLCs) for students who would like to live with other WSU students. We also have recommendations for apartments close to campus who have worked with WSU Tri-CIties to create a student-friendly environment.

Spring 2017 Applications are DUE December 9, 2016

Questions? Contact housing@tricity.wsu.edu

Discover the Guest House


The Guest House is located less than two miles away from Washington State University Tri-Cities campus.

Washington State University Tri-Cities is striving to maximize student living by offering Living Learning Communities (LLCs) in which students can build relationships with others who share the same interests as themselves. At the Guest House, WSU Tri-Cities wants to combine students’ academic interests and objectives with their living arrangements.

Students with common academic aspirations will live in the same suite, developing personal and professional relationships with both students and faculty in their specific field of study. The LLCs will include: the Chancellor’s Scholars Program, the Viticulture and Enology Community, the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – STEM – Community, and the Service and Leadership Community.


The Living Learning Communities in Guest House at PNNL offers a variety of amenities to make you feel at home. These include:

  • High speed computer access/wireless internet
  • Two living areas including TVs with DVD and DIRECTV service
  • Light housekeeping in the common areas once a week
  • Fully furnished with linens
  • Kitchen with cookware, dishes and utensils (microwave, refrigerator, and dishwasher included)
  • Private telephone lines directly to your room
  • Private bathroom in each individual room
  • Private study area in each individual room
  • Onsite laundry facilities
  • Vending machines include beverage, food, and long distance calling cards
  • Exercise room
  • 24 hour security on property
  • Access to landscaped courtyards with tables and benches
  • Public transportation located by Guest House that travels to campus

Click Here to Learn How to Apply!

Cost Includes:

The price for the Gust House includes: furnishing, all your bills (internet, cable, electricity, water, sewer, telephone), faculty leader assigned to your community, staff liaison to work closely with your community, resident assistant that lives within the community, and peer mentors to help with your transition. There will be opportunities for team building, excursions, and experiential learning. All costs associated with the Guest House can be covered by your financial aid.

Living Learning Communities


Washington State University Tri-Cities is dedicated to creating a dynamic student experience by providing an outlet for students to make connections with others who have common interests. Being part of a community means sharing the same values or interests as others within the community. During college, students should become active citizens, get involved and contribute to something larger than themselves. Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) at Washington State University Tri-Cities will bridge students’ academic interests and goals with their living community at the Guest House.

Students with common academic interests will live together in the same Guest House suite and develop personal and academic relationships with other students and faculty from a specific field of study. Students will participate in out of the classroom enrichment activities that support their academic interests. Two of the LLCs will be focused on a scholars program and a general service and leadership interest instead of a specific academic discipline.

LLCs complement students’ classroom experience by providing enriched lifelong learning opportunities. Through formal and informal activities, students’ connection with faculty results in greater understanding of their academic pursuit, affirmation of career choice, and enhanced preparedness for a career path.


The Mission of Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) at Washington State University Tri-Cities are to enhance and support the mission of the institution by providing a holistic approach to student development and engagement through academically related opportunities to connect with faculty, staff, and peers who share a common interest.

Current Living Learning Communities (LLCs)

Chancellor’s Scholars Program Community

Viticulture and Enology Community

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Community

Service and Leadership Community

Apply for Housing

We are now accepting applications for Spring 2017. There are currently a limited number of spots available for WSU Tri-Cities students. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • New students from out of area have first priority
  • New students (freshman and transfer) have second priority
  • All other current WSU Tri-Cities students will have the opportunity to any additional rooms available

To apply for our unique housing option, please click the link below and complete the application. During the application process, please be sure to review the living and learning communities and be prepared to preference each one in the application.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact housing@tricity.wsu.edu.

Spring 2017 Applications are due December 9, 2016!

Click HERE to access the application for Spring 2017

Pricing and Layout


$7,400 for the academic year (August – May)


$600/month paid to the Guest House
$1,000/semester paid for the programing fee to WSU Tri-Cities

The cost of living at the Guest House covers furnishings, utilities, water, cable, internet, sewer and light housekeeping once a week.


The Guest House individual room layout.
Bedroom Dimensions: 13’x14′
Total of 182 square feet

Guest House Room Layout 1