The Chinook offers 69,000 square feet of student-centered space. 

Recreation & Fitness

Workout opportunities at Chinook are open to undergraduate students enrolled in 7 or more credits and those who have purchased a Chinook membership.

Studying, Social & Activity Spaces

In addition to the recreational opportunities, Chinook offers multiple areas for the other essentials of student life: studying, socializing, eating, relaxing and more.

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Chinook

5:30 AM - 11:30 PM

Freshëns Fresh Food Studio

7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Chinook Esports

3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Fitness & Recreation
Fitness & Recreation

We have cardio, weight rooms, personal training, and fitness classes

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Esports Lounge & Gaming
Esports Lounge & Gaming

We have games, consoles, tournaments, and more.  All skill levels are welcome.

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Food and Coffee Options
Food and Coffee Options

Stop by for lunch at the Freshëns Fresh Food Studio or grab a coffee at the espresso bar.

Learn more about dining options

Additional Spaces and Policies 

  • All-Gender Areas

    The Chinook Student Center includes several spaces and amenities that are open to all, regardless of gender identity.

    All-Gender Locker Room

    Location: Basement
    This locker area includes changing rooms with floor-to-ceiling privacy walls. Each room contains its own sink, toilet and shower stall. Communal lockers are available through membership and can also be rented for day use.

    All-Gender Restrooms

    Location: Ground Floor
    This space includes multiple stalls with floor-to-ceiling privacy walls and a communal sink area.

    Location: First Floor
    There are four ADA-compliant, single-stall restrooms. Changing stations are also available in restrooms on this floor.

    Single-Gender Facilities

    Women's and men's restrooms and locker rooms are available on the first floor and at the basement level

  • Meditation Rooms

    Meditation is a great way to reduce stress, relax and refocus your mind. The Chinook meditation room is located on the ground floor.

    Meditation Room Policy

    Meditation rooms are inclusive spaces for people of all religious and cultural backgrounds. To maintain a welcoming and safe environment, please follow posted policies.

    • Shoes, bags and personal belongings should be kept in provided storage areas.
    • Meditation rooms are quiet spaces. Silence phones, use earphones when listening to music and take conversations outside the room.
    • Food and beverages are not permitted, with the exception of water.
    • Please use meditation rooms for their intended purpose. Do not use rooms for studying, sleeping, meeting or other purposes.
    • Rooms may not be reserved and are open to everyone.
  • Multipurpose Rooms

    The Chinook offers three large multipurpose rooms for fitness classes and open recreation. Rooms are located on the ground and basement floors.

    • Please swipe in or present punch card if attending a class.
    • Appropriate attire, including shirts, is required.
    • Please store belongings in a locker.
    • Gum is prohibited.
    • Refrain from video or still photography.
    • Wipe down and sanitize all equipment after use.
    • Return equipment to its proper place when finished.
    • If bleeding, halt activity until bleeding is stopped and equipment is cleaned. Notify staff to assist with cleanup.
    • No equipment or footwear that will mark or damage the floor may be used.
    • Seek assistance from staff regarding the operation of any equipment.
    • Please support an inclusive environment and respect those around you.

     

    View the activities calendar to see what is scheduled.

  • Music Practice Rooms

    Music practice rooms are located on the ground floor. These private spaces can be used for instrument rehearsal and vocal performance. Spaces can be used on a first-come, first served basis.

    • Rooms are available when they are vacant and cannot be reserved in advance.
    • Please clean up after yourself.
    • Be courteous of other users.
    • Food and beverages are not permitted, with the exception of water.
  • Nap Zone

    A quick nap can improve your mood, make you more alert and boost productivity. The Nap Zone on the ground floor of the Chinook offers noise-canceling sleep pods to help you re-energize.

    • One person at a time in napping pods and recliners.
    • Keep the area clean, and wipe down napping pods after use.
    • Be courteous to others. Silence cell phones, use earphones when listening to music and take conversations outside the room.
    • Food and beverages are not permitted, with the exception of water.
    • Please support and inclusive and safe environment for other users.
  • Presentation Practice Rooms

    Presentation practice rooms are located on the ground floor. These smaller rooms offer a quiet and private place to practice speeches and run through items before getting in front of a larger audience. Spaces can be used on a first-come, first served basis.

    • Rooms are available when they are vacant and cannot be reserved in advance.
    • Please clean up after yourself.
    • Be courteous of other users.
    • Use only whiteboard markers on the whiteboard wall.

    Food and beverages are not permitted, with the exception of water.

  • Saunas

    Relieve tension and unwind in the saunas at the Chinook. Saunas are located on the basement floor near the men's and women's locker rooms.

    Sauna Policy

    • Saunas are open to all genders.
    • Swimwear or T-shirt and shorts required.
    • Please sit or stand on a towel.
    • Sandals and flip-flops only. No other footwear allowed.
    • Wait at least 5 minutes after exercising before entering.
    • Limit use to 15 minutes. Those feeling dizzy or faint should leave the sauna immediately and consult a physician before returning.
    • The following individuals should not use the sauna: Those with heart disease, diabetes, high or low blood pressure, circulatory or respiratory problems, seizures, epilepsy, pregnant women, and those who are using prescribed or illegal drugs or are under the influence of alcohol.
    • Children ages 13 and under are not permitted in the sauna. Children between the ages of 14-17 must be accompanied by an adult in the sauna all times.
    • Do not pour any liquids or place items on sauna heater.
  • Event Space (Room 150)

    • Maximum Capacity: 204
    • Maximum Square Feet: 3,054
    • Access to covered outdoor deck with stunning campus views.
    • Adjacent to small warming kitchen with sink, as well as lounge with fireplace.
    • Customizable space with a variety of layouts available for all types of events.
    • This space can only be reserved by WSU groups

    Rates

    All reservations include access to Chinook Student Center for non-members for purpose of meeting for event.

    Rates include basic audio/visual equipment, tables, chairs, and setup and take-down labor in event space. Rates do not include tech labor during the event.

    Reservation Rates (3 hour minimum)

    • Registered Student Organizations (RSO): $35/hour. One fee waiver per academic year. 
    • WSU Departments: $45/hour

    Questions? Email scheduling@wsu.edu or call 509-335-9444.

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