Welcome to WSU Pullman
A welcoming campus for all

Community Life

Discover a special campus experience where our community will help you grow personally, expand your network of friends, and pursue your passions.

WSU Pullman embraces students from 50 states, more than 100 countries, and many cultures and backgrounds. Many students consider Pullman their home away from home—even years after they graduate—because of the memories they create here.

28.8% of students are first generation.
31% of students come from multicultural backgrounds.
300+ student organizations (75+ intramural/sports, 40+ culturally based, 20+ faith based)
4 student cultural centers.

A community for everyone

From identity-based and multicultural groups to faith-based organizations and academic clubs, you’ll meet students from all backgrounds and experiences.

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Find your place

With hundreds of clubs, volunteer opportunities, cultural centers, and non-stop activities ranging from concerts by big-name entertainers to sporting events featuring world-class athletes, you’ll make new friends and a lifetime of memories all your own.

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Explore Greek life

About 24% of students participate in our Greek system, which is made up of 50+ Greek-letter organizations with nearly 3,500 members. Ranging from men’s and women’s social chapters to professional and multicultural organizations, our students come together to celebrate culture and support our campus community.

Learn more about going Greek

Support for first-generation students

Discover our full lineup of resources that support the academic journey of about 5,000 WSU Pullman students who are first in their families to attend college.

Our services focus on access and connections, expertise and guidance, and strengths and skills development. We’ve been recognized nationally as a First-gen Forward institution due to those efforts, one of 80 higher education institutions so designated, as well as being named a First Scholars institution in 2021.

Learn more about services for first-generation students

Support for students of color

Ensuring equitable and just educational opportunities for all students is a top priority here. A suite of services ensures students of color feel supported on their educational and personal journey.

Learn more about services for students of color

Living in Pullman

College town life at its best

Pullman offers a mix of on- and off-campus activities, including Pac-12 athletics, a strong music scene, and free movies at the CUB, plus a charming sense of small-town friendliness. Dine at a locally owned pub or a restaurant with classically trained chefs and menus filled with local delicacies.

172 sunny days

Average high temps:

  • August 84° October 60°
  • January 37° April 57°
7 mountains

Surrounded by beautiful hiking and biking trails, rivers, and forests

3 airports

All within a 90 minute drive, located in Pullman, Lewiston, and Spokane

Explore Pullman

Take a virtual tour of the beautiful WSU Pullman campus.

University Recreation

Find options for all skill levels at our on-campus recreation centers and outdoor playfields. Choose from group classes and personal training as well as some old-fashioned pick-up games on our indoor/outdoor courts.



Choose from 80+ activities from wiffleball to esports


University Recreation Center

Work out in our award-winning facility. Personal trainers can help you start an exercise program and stay on track.


Spectacular shows

See chart-topping entertainers at Beasley Coliseum. Encounter creativity and innovation at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Celebrate culture at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center. The options are almost limitless—and all without leaving campus.


Exhibits, lectures, and workshops

With several specialty museums, 2 herbariums, an observatory, a bear center, and numerous guest lectures throughout the year by experts in their fields, the opportunities to deepen your understanding of the world around us never ends.


Pac-12 athletics

Cheer on the Cougs in 11 sports: football, basketball, baseball, soccer, track and field, golf, volleyball, swimming, cross country, rowing, and tennis.


Fans and atmosphere during the Cougars Homecoming win over the Oregon State Beavers on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at Martin Stadium in Pullman.

Campus dining options

From a full-service restaurant overlooking our golf course to campus dining halls, food to go options, and convenience markets, you won’t have to travel far on campus to satisfy your hunger or thirst. And don’t worry, coffee lovers. There are 5 espresso bars conveniently located for that quick energy boost between classes.


Campus shopping

You can take care of many of your basic shopping needs just steps from your classrooms. Buy books, school supplies and gifts, take care of your printing and copying needs, and do your banking—all conveniently located in the center of campus at the Compton Union Building. The facility is also a great spot to grab lunch or watch that late night soccer match on the big screen.


Cougar Health Services

WSU Pullman offers health and wellness services right on campus. Whether you’re getting your eyes checked, seeing a primary care physician, or seeking mental health counseling, Cougar Health Services is here for you.