Lourdes Hall has been ranked number eight in the nation for "Most inviting, yet affordable college dorms in America." by Affordableschools.net
Lourdes Hall is a unique and exciting place to live. Students who live at Lourdes Hall enjoy getting away from main campus when their classes are over. The location provides them a feeling of “going home” at the end of their day. There are many opportunities for leadership, academic advancement, and social activities within the Residential College setting.
Lourdes Hall is a co-ed building that houses 440 students. It is comprised of 358 rooms, 266 of which are singles. Some other features of the hall include the Lourdes Café, Snack Shop, fitness center, swimming pool, technical support center, study areas and indoor bike storage.
The rooms of Lourdes Hall are spacious with high ceilings. Most of the rooms in Lourdes Hall are single occupancy giving students added privacy and a quiet place to study or relax; however, there are also many double and triple occupancy rooms available. Each room comes with a bed, dresser, walk in closet, desk, and a chair for each resident of the room. There is one book shelf and garbage can per room. All rooms are cable, phone and internet ready. Many students choose to loft their beds in Lourdes.
Build-up rooms do not have additional furniture placed in them unless a special request is made by the students in that room. We strongly recommend waiting until you move into your residence hall room before requesting additional furniture. We have found that many students in build-up rooms choose not to have the additional furniture placed in their room. If you and your roommates do choose to have additional furniture placed in your room, please talk to your RA.
There are 4 main floors to Lourdes hall. Some floors have alcoves off a main hallway which consist of 6-10 rooms, providing its own little community. Most floors have a lounge with a stove, microwave, oven, refrigerator and a TV. These lounges provide students a place to prepare meals, study or just relax. Lourdes is a coed building by section. There are 4 male sections of the building (1st North and 1st South, 3rd North and 3rd South). The rest of the building is female.
Lourdes Cafeteria/Snack Shop
The dining hall is one of the most architecturally significant rooms at WSU. Complete with chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and candelabras on the walls. The Residential College dining center provides enough character for activities such as the yearly Madrigal Festival and the Winter Formal. There is also an after-hour snack shop open 8-11pm where students may purchase items with Kryzsko Cash and enjoy quality time with friends playing pool or video games.
Recreation & Hall Activities
The Lourdes Hall College Center is a common area where the mailboxes, vending machines and front desk are located. In addition, there are recreational features to the College Center. There is ping pong table, air hockey table, pool tables and a projection television. Students also have many items available to check out including movies, board games, vacuum cleaners, cooking utensils and sports equipment. We also have a canoes and kayaks available to rent. There are also numerous study areas and several classrooms open 24 hours a day.
Fitness Center & Pool
The Lourdes Hall Fitness Center is equipped with everything you need to tone and build muscles to get you in shape. It features elliptical machines, treadmills and a Stairmaster in addition to a Nautilus circuit, free weight and a stretching area. Also setting Lourdes Hall apart from other residence halls is the heated indoor swimming pool. Anyone interested in swimming should definitely check out this residence hall feature!