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Brelsford WSU Visitor Center

Campus Visits and Travel

While Pullman may at times seem as if it's at the end of the world, in reality we aren't that far from many places while being nestled among the beautiful rolling hills of southeastern Washington. So come on out and visit your Coug or just come to see the beautiful surroundings, get out of the city for a bit, and experience a close-knit community of fellow Cougs!

You can schedule a campus tour, a student visit, or just come and walk or drive around on your own to explore all that Pullman and WSU has to offer.

Campus Map

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WSU has a brand new Visitor Center

On Oct. 12, 2013, the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center opened its doors at 150 E Spring Street in Pullman. Formerly located at The Bookie, Too! at 405 Stadium Way and Pullman’s old train depot at 225 N Grand, the new Visitor Center adds a variety of new exhibits, products and services to enhance the amenities you have already come to enjoy and rely on from the Visitor Center and its friendly staff.

In addition to providing a convenient location to get WSU parking permits, area maps and information, the new Visitor Center acts as an interpretive center highlighting the university’s unique history and the many contributions Washington State University faculty, students, and alumni have made to the state of Washington, the United States, and the world through interactive exhibits and wall displays. The three 15-foot-high concrete letters spelling out W-S-U are the most distinctive feature of the 4,224-square-foot facility and an excellent location to snap a photo of your family, your college freshman or recent graduate. The top of the letter “U” supports the overhanging roof on the west end of the building and the 40-foot-high lighted outdoor tower on the east end stands as a tribute to historic Bryan Tower.

The building itself is also a showcase of WSU’s research strengths. All wood-based materials used in the construction of the Visitor Center were developed using technology created by the WSU Composite Materials and Engineering Center, a recognized leader in the development of sustainable composite materials. The Visitor Center is seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for the environmentally sustainable construction techniques employed in the building of the facility.

The Visitor Center also stocks a variety of unique WSU merchandise which can be purchased during your visit including: Cougar Cheeses from Ferdinand’s Creamery, Wine by Cougars, WSU Honey from the entomology department, and Cougar branded apparel and souvenirs.

No state funding was used in the construction of the new facility. A significant gift from the family of Duane and Terri Brelsford, long-time local residents of Pullman and supporters of the University, along with funds from the sale of the university’s old Visitor Center and real estate funds held by the university were used to build the $2.5 million facility.

The Visitor Center sits near the junction of the WSU campus and downtown Pullman at the corner of Main and Spring streets. The location was chosen to recognize the historical significance, and celebrate the vitality of, the town-gown relationship that has existed between the City of Pullman and WSU for more than 123 years. We invite you to stop by the brand new Brelsford WSU Visitor Center during your next visit to Pullman and hope you find this new facility a valuable resource each time you come to Washington State University.

Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of WSU! You can get an overview of the University's academic programs and their campus locations, student life where you can sample the rich, lively, out-of-class opportunities at the Pullman campus, or you can virtually tour the campus and explore some of the buildings and places that give the Pullman campus its character. The choice is yours but click here to start!

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Points of Interests around WSU

There are many things to do around Pullman though it might not seem like it at first glance. You can check out the Restaurants, go do some retail therapy, see many different sports or do some activities yourself, or finally, look into entertainment, culture, and educational opportunities surrounding you.

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