Cascade Hall

Opened in 2014, Cascade Hall is a traditional residence hall that houses mostly first-year, second-year and third-year students. Featuring a sustainable design, Cascade offers students several community lounges, recreation areas, study spaces and community kitchens to launch their college living experience. 

Explore in 360° Photos | Lounge on Main Floor | Lounge on Main Floor | Community kitchen | Double room | Double room

Unit Furnishings | Room Types | Floor Plans | Amenities | Staffing/Security | Gender Inclusive Housing | Sustainable Living

Size: About 200 students
Features: Cascade is a gender-inclusive hall and houses the Rainbow Wing (as of fall 2023), a specialty housing section of one floor for LGBTQIA+ students and allies and all-gender community bathroom. The hall has 1-2 private-use all-gender bathrooms with showers on each floor, as well as community bathrooms with showers on each floor that are designated as women's or men's.
Location: Next to the University Center dining hall and tennis courts

Cascade Hall Unit Furnishings

Each individual bedroom is furnished with:

  • Extra long twin beds
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Stackable dresser drawers
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Views of the Cascade Lawn, tennis courts, or Strain Science Center

Cascade Hall Room Types

All rooms are ADA adaptable.

Single Occupancy Unit (25 units available)

Double Occupancy Unit (71 units/142 total beds available)

Deluxe Double Occupancy Unit (6 units/12 total beds available)

Features additional square footage compared to a standard double occupancy unit.

Double Suite Occupancy Unit (6 units/24 total beds available)

Each unit has one door to the hallway with two double bedrooms inside. The unit also has a full bathroom with sink/vanity area in the room's private hallway.

Typical Double Room Layout

This sample double occupancy unit layout shows how students typically arrange a Double room. 

* Not to scale

Cascade Hall Amenities

  • Wireless internet access throughout
  • Energy efficient heating and cooling
  • Keyless entry to main entrances
  • Main floor lounges with fireplace, large screen TV and recreational game tables
  • Community kitchens on first and fourth floors for social gatherings
  • Covered porches and community BBQ area
  • Community study lounge on each floor
  • Window seats and study alcoves in corridors
  • Laundry room on first and third floors (machines are free)

Staffing & Safety

  • Cascade Hall is staffed by a full-time Area Coordinator (AC) and paraprofessional Resident Assistants (RAs)
  • An RA is on call from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 24 hours a day during weekends and holidays
  • Campus Public Safety support 24/7
  • All exterior door entries controlled by card access

Sustainable Living

Cascade Hall is built to LEED certification standards and features a number of environmentally friendly design elements, including:

  • Low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) paint and carpeting throughout
  • Recycled materials in concrete, steel, insulation and drywall
  • Dual-flush toilets
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • Smart boxes that control heating & cooling
  • Energy efficient mechanical systems
  • Energy efficient lighting
  • Water efficient landscaping
  • Native plant species
  • Reduced light pollution
  • Energy efficient roofing materials
  • Regionally harvested and manufactured materials
  • Energy star rated washers and dryers
  • Natural daylight



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