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Invested Bond Proceeds

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Invested Bond Proceeds 

Digital Classroom A portion ($55,000,000) of the proceeds from the WSU General Revenue and Refunding Bonds, 2015 bond issue, are funding the construction of the Digital Classroom Building (DCB) on the Pullman Campus. Designed for maximum flexibility, the DCB will feature spaces, systems and technologies intended to be easily configured to best complement a variety of teaching and learning styles across multiple disciplines.

The 80,000 square-foot building, constructed by the design build team of Clark/ZGF, will truly reflect how the University aligns itself with state and global industry trends. After its completion in the summer of 2017, it is estimated that 10,000 students per day will use the active and passive spaces in the DCB.

One of the highlights of the DCB is the Active Learning Hall, a 275 seat classroom-in-the-round. There will be support spaces for both faculty and students. A Maker’s Lab/Collaboration space will be available for group work as well as a media lab, tutoring space and an official Starbucks cafe.


WSU Tri-Cities Student Union Building A portion ($4,284,000) of the proceeds from the WSU General Revenue and Refunding Bonds, 2016 bond issue, are funding the construction of the Tri-Cities Student Union Building (TCSUB). The WSU Tri-Cities Student Union Building will be first building solely designed around the student experience to the campus.

The TCSUB will be so much more than meeting rooms. It is intended to be a home where students will be able to relax between classes, socialize, participate in recreation activities, develop their leadership skills, grab a cup of coffee, check their email, attend entertainment events and gaze upon one of the best views of the Columbia River in the Tri-Cities. Upon its completion in Spring of 2017, the TCSUB will be both a facility and a program to enrich campus life for students. Nestled in the heart of the WSU Tri-Cities campus, the Student Union Building will connect students to the campus experience in ways never experienced before at WSU Tri-Cities.


Chinook Student Center A portion ($32,000,000) of the proceeds from the WSU General Revenue and Refunding Bonds, 2016 bond issue, are funding the renovation of an existing facility to reopen as the Chinook Student Center. Located on the WSU Campus, this building will provide students services from both the University Recreation and the Compton Union Building. Students will be able to access a large variety of exercise classes including hot yoga, open free weights, spinning, strength training and a variety of outdoor activities. In addition, there are large meeting areas, a variety of “hangout” areas, presentation practice rooms, and even a covered outdoor deck. Coffee and food will be available at the on-site Starbucks and Freshens. This project is in the final stages of construction. The first floor will be open in early February, followed by the ground floor in late February and the basement floor in early March.


Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center A portion ($16,000,000) of the proceeds from the WSU General Revenue and Refunding Bonds, 2015 bond issue, are funding the construction of a new multicultural center at a main entry to campus. The 16,000 square foot building will be organized around the four traditionally recognized cultural groups which have been historically underrepresented at WSU – African American, Native American, Latino/a, and Asian/Pacific Islander, but will also extend the cultural representation and identity via interior design and artwork. The project’s special site design (landscaping, building materials, and orientation) also specifically pays homage to the first people on the Palouse, the Nez Perce. The Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center (ESFCC) will include a Mediation Pavilion for the express purposes of practicing smudging and quiet contemplation, and will include a special contribution of sacred soil from the Nez Perce creation story. The building’s very prominent site location at the “front door” of the Pullman Campus was specifically chosen by Dr. Floyd so that it would serve as a safety signal and sign of welcome to all who enter campus, with the additional intention of fostering important conversations that expand the understanding of what it means to be a Coug.


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