Phelps Hall

Phelps Hall is located in the northeastern area of Main Campus between Maxwell Hall and Somsen Hall.

Phelps Hall features state-of-the-art labs and equipment, 2 studios, a radio station, and a study lounge.

Academic Departments

Mass Communication
The Mass Communication Department educates future leaders in communication using different types of media.
Mass Communication Department
A student talks to a professor while walking down a hallway in Phelps Hall.
The Psychology Department prepares students to apply scientific knowledge on human thought and behavior to their personal and professional lives.
Psychology Department
Students exit Phelps Hall after class on a sunny day.

Radio Station

Our on-campus radio station is KQAL (89.5 FM).

This station offers students experience working with an array of musical genres, news, production, promotions, and sports.

Labs & Studios

Interactive Media Lab
The interactive media art lab on the ground level is for Creative Digital Media students.

Here they can experiment with interactive units, projection-based projects, haptic media, or other forms of digital communication.

A student works on an an electronics project in a lab on the WSU campus.
Multimedia Studio
The Multimedia Studio is a 2-story facility that’s set up for video, digital photography, and production.

This studio also has a window for students passing by to look through and view what other students are working on.

A multimedia studio with a green screen area and film cameras.
Photo Studio
The Photo Studio is a full photography studio equipped with a variety of lighting, light control accessories, and rigging.

Students taking photo classes can access this studio for their individual or group projects.

A student photographer takes a portrait in the campus photo studio.
Photography Lab & Darkroom
Students taking photo and digital imaging classes can use this space to produce black and white or color film using Beseler enlargers.

In advanced photo courses, students can process film, print photographs, and mount pieces in this lab and darkroom.

A student holds up a photo film strip in the campus dark room.
Neuroscience Lab
The second-floor Neuroscience Lab is available for undergraduate psychology students to conduct unique research.

Students have studied the psychological side effects of pharmaceuticals, childhood disorders and their impacts on families, and self-identity in healthy eating behaviors.

A lab with workspaces and equipment on the WSU campus.
Reading Room
The Reading Room on the second floor houses 1,400 media-related books that are perfect for students starting a research project.

Students can also host meetings and work with a small group for upcoming assignments in this quiet space.

Students work as group in a study room in Phelps Hall.