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1/17 - Project Update

Construction on the Chinook is making significant progress in the New Year. Furniture and equipment has arrived, including 90" TV screens, and crimson and grey paint brings the building to life. The newly released Freshëns Fresh Food Studio menu provides unique options on campus such as crêpes, stuffed baguettes, and rice bowls. Review our timeline for current photos of the project.

Timelines are under revision to ensure quality standards are met and typical health and safety inspections are completed. More formalized dates for opening will be released in the next few weeks. 

12/9 - Project Update

Since the beginning of the project, the Chinook Student Center design and construction has been on an aggressive schedule in order to open for student use as soon as possible. WSU is pleased to announce a significant portion of the building will open January 2017, with additional spaces opening thereafter. This phased opening will allow the remaining construction to continue to the highest standards as originally conceptualized by students during the design process with no compromise to quality or amenities.

In January, the first floor of the Chinook will open as planned. The first floor features three lounges, a large event space, a leisure gaming area, a copy/printing station, a lactation room and Freshens Fresh Food Studio. The facility will open at 7 a.m. and will be open until 11:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Starting early February, the ground floor will open. Ground floor amenities include three multipurpose rooms, two cardio/fitness rooms, a napping zone, meditation spaces, two music practice rooms, eight presentation/study rooms, a classroom and additional lounge space. At this time, the building’s hours will increase, opening at 5:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

All amenities will be available with the additional basement floor open featuring the weight and cardio fitness area, locker rooms and sauna by late February.