Department ofResidential Life

Move In Unloading and Parking

Arriving: Thursday, September 5th, 2013

The residence halls officially open for new students at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 5th, 2013. Continuing students are welcome to return beginning at 11:00 a.m. on that same day. New students are encouraged to plan their arrival to allow for participation in Orientation activities. Optional sessions start at 11:00am and the official kick-off is the President's Welcome at 3:00pm. starting at 3:00 pm.

Harstad Hall

  • Take exit 127 off Interstate 5 and head east on Highway 512.
  • Continue on 512 for approximately two miles.
  • Take the WA-7/Pacific Ave exit.
  • Turn right on Pacific Avenue S.
  • Turn right on 121st Street S.
  • Turn left on Park Avenue.
  • Harstad Hall is the second building on your right.
  • Orientation Guides and Campus Safety Officers will be on site to welcome you and provide direction.
  • You have two options for unloading:

1)      Park along the curb on your right. This is for unloading only. A licensed driver must be with the vehicle at all times. Once the vehicle is unloaded it should be moved to long term parking in either the University Center Lot or the Library Lot.

2)      Park in the Harstad Lot. The entrance is from 123rd Street S near the corner with Park Avenue. This is for unloading only.  Once the vehicle is unloaded it should be moved to long term parking in either the University Center Lot or the Library Lot.

Hinderlie, Hong, Kreidler and Ordal Halls

  • Take exit 127 off Interstate 5 and head east on Highway 512.
  • Continue on 512 for approximately two miles.
  • Take the WA-7/Pacific Avenue exit.
  • Turn right on Pacific Avenue S.
  • Turn right on 120th Street S.
  • Turn left on 8th Avenue Court S.
  • Turn left on 121st Street S.
  • Turn right into the first parking lot on your right, the West Hauge Lot. (In order to maintain traffic flow, it is important that you approach this lot from the west allowing for a right turn into it.)
  • Orientation Guides and Campus Safety Officers will be on site to welcome you and provide direction.
  • You will be directed along a loop internal to campus based on your assigned residence hall for limited angle parking.
  • Unloading spaces near these residence halls are limited and designed to minimize the impact on grounds and plantings. Please park only as directed.
  • This space is for unloading only. Once the vehicle is unloaded it should be moved to long term parking. You will exit the campus at the corner of Wheeler Street S and 8th Avenue Court S and may park in either the Wheeler Lot or the Yakima Lot.

Foss Hall

  • Take exit 127 off Interstate 5 and head east on Highway 512.
  • Take the first exit (Steele Street).
  • Turn left onto Steele Street.
  • Travel south on Steele which will curve to the left into 116th Street S and then curve to the right into Spanaway Loop Road.
  • Turn left onto Tule Lake Road.
  • Turn left on Yakima Avenue South.
  • Yakima will end at the campus and flow left into 124th Street S.
  • Travel on 124th until you turn right onto 10th Avenue S.
  • Take the second driveway on your right through the Olsen Parking Lot toward Foss Hall.
  • Orientation Guides and Campus Safety Officers will be on site to welcome you and provide direction.
  • You will be directed along a loop internal to campus for limited angle parking.
  • Unloading spaces near the residence hall are limited and designed to minimize the impact on grounds and plantings. Please park only as directed.
  • This space is for unloading only. Once the vehicle is unloaded it should be moved to long term parking. You will exit the campus near the Morken Center and may park in either the Morken Lot or the Olsen Lot.

Pflueger Hall

  • Take exit 127 off Interstate 5 and head east on Highway 512.
  • Take the first exit (Steele Street).
  • Turn left onto Steele Street.
  • Travel south on Steele which will curve to the left into 116th Street S and then curve to the right into Spanaway Loop Road.
  • Turn left onto Tule Lake Road.
  • Turn left on Yakima Avenue South.
  • Yakima will end at the campus and flow left into 124th Street S.
  • Orientation Guides and Campus Safety Officers will be on site to welcome you and provide direction.
  • You have two options for unloading:

1)      Park along the curb on your right. This is for unloading only. A licensed driver must be with the vehicle at all times. Once the vehicle is unloaded it should be moved to long term parking in either the Olsen Lot or the Morken Lot.

2)      Pull onto campus to the west of Pflueger – in between the building and the tennis courts. You will be directed to parking on the outdoor basketball courts. This is for unloading only.  Once the vehicle is unloaded it should be moved to long term parking in either the Olsen Lot or the Morken Lot.

Tingelstad Hall

  • Take exit 127 off Interstate 5 and head east on Highway 512.
  • Continue on 512 for approximately two miles.
  • Take the WA-7/Pacific Ave exit.
  • Turn right on Pacific Avenue S.
  • Turn right on 125th Street S.
  • Continue on 125th Street past Park Avenue.
  • Orientation Guides and Campus Safety Officers will be on site to welcome you and provide direction.
  • You have four options for unloading:

1)      The EVA (Emergency Vehicle Access) gate to the east of Tingelstad will be opened for limited angle parking. This is for unloading only. Once the vehicle is unloaded it should be moved to long term parking. You will exit the campus on 125th Street and may park in the Tingelstad Gated Lot.

2)      Turn right onto Yakima Avenue S and park along the curb on your right. This is for unloading only. A licensed driver must be with the vehicle at all times. Once the vehicle is unloaded it should be moved to long term parking in the Tingelstad Gated Lot.

3)      Park in the designated unloading spots in the Columbia Center Lot where 125th Street meets Yakima Avenue. This is for unloading only.  Once the vehicle is unloaded it should be moved to long term parking in the Tingelstad Gated Lot.

4)      Turn left into the Tingelstad Gated Lot.  This is designate long term parking, but you are welcome to unload from here as well.