The Tau Center is a co-ed residence hall that has been in operation since the fall of 2003. The hall is located on the Residential College campus, which is approximately 12 blocks west of the main WSU campus. The Tau Center is the smallest WSU residence hall and has space for 122 students.
Tau Center is comprised of mainly single rooms and is the home to approximately 122 students. Each room includes a medicine cabinet, a built-in wardrobe, a built-in desk, a desk chair, a bed frame and extra-long twin mattress for each student. Other amenities include a window with curtains or blinds, a wastebasket, cable and internet access. Most rooms in Tau Center have a sink and have tile flooring. All of the Tau Center rooms include lighting above the sink and near the desk. It is suggested that students bring additional lighting for their room.
During the academic year, the Tau Center front desk is staffed by students from 9am–11pm and by Campus Security from 11pm–4am. At the Tau Center front desk, students can check-out a variety of equipment with their student ID. Students have access to games, movies, VCR/DVD player, pool table equipment, ping-pong equipment, cooking utensils and cleaning supplies. Students will find answers to questions and can file work requests for their rooms at the front desk. Also located at the front desk is the Tau Center building printer. Students can pick up their printouts 24 hours per day. Located near the front desk are the student mailboxes. Students can check their mailboxes with their room key.
The Tau Center is also home to a University Conference Center. There are numerous conference rooms located throughout the building, including the Rotunda on the first floor. When conferences are not being held, students are able to use the Rotunda as a quiet study area. The room is complete with internet hookups and wireless internet for laptop use. Students enjoy the quiet area for studying, as they are able to be in a library-type atmosphere without having to head to the main campus library.
The lower level of the Tau Center is often used for studying and recreation. There are numerous tables and chairs, along with couches that allow for easy studying. The area also includes recreational equipment, such as a large-screen TV and a ping-pong table. Students often use this area to hang out with friends and play games. The area is also equipped with numerous internet ports to accommodate the university laptops.