WSU Alumni Association
Lewis Alumni Centre
PO Box 646150
Pullman, WA 99164-6150

Fax: 509-335-3299

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First Floor

‚ÄčAthletics Room

‚ÄčThis spacious room is home to the Athletic Hall of Fame. Beneath this prestigious list of award winners sits a large mahogany table big enough to comfortably seat 12. Displayed in lighted showcases around the room, are various WSU memorabilia from past athletics events. The dim lighting, which complements the dark, rich colors of the room, creates a quiet atmosphere perfect for a small, private meeting.

Past Presidents Room

Step into this room and marvel at the refined simplicity that defines it. Proudly overlooking the 6-person mahogany table are the names of the Alumni Centre's past presidents. On the left are the Alumni Achievement Award winners' names. Also located in this room are couches and a small coffee table, which help to keep the mood comfortable yet professional.

Reception Gallery

Enjoy a quiet place to host a reception in our Reception Gallery. Located right outside of the Lighty Library, this open area contains numerous armchairs and coffee tables perfect for sitting and chatting.

Lighty Library

Come and remember the good old days by browsing through our 100-year-old collection of Chinook yearbooks. The variety of plants and unique decorations, all donated by alumni, help give the library its very own personality. Sit and read while the hand-carved wooden cougars stand watch from beneath the bodies of the giant armchairs they support.

Rounds Circle

Take a seat by the fire in this cozy, semi-circular nook. This open area provides a comfortable place to sit and relax or hold a casual meeting. With seating for about 12, these comfy leather couches provide the ultimate relaxation. The large fireplace, accompanied with an assortment of artwork and plants, captures the home-away-from-home feeling the Alumni Centre strives to create.

The Courtyard

Located on the east side of the building, the courtyard is the perfect place to host a reception or gathering during warm weather days. Dance to music that can be played overhead, or slip inside through the double doors of either the Past Presidents Room or the Athletics Room to escape the heat. Weather a little too warm? Opt to have the reception at night and enjoy the beautiful starry nights of the Palouse.

Second Floor

Great Hall

Welcome to the Great Hall and the splendor that encompasses it. This large area is perfect for catered parties and events. While display cases around the room show off numerous WSU memorabilia, the large glass chandelier embodies the epitome of elegance as it hangs delicately in the center of the hall. Beneath the chandelier is a wood and granite-topped table supported by four hand-carved cougars. The cougars stand guard at their designated posts, quietly watching all who pass through this magnificent hall. Tucked away in each corner of the room are couches and chairs that provide conversational areas for intimate gatherings. Hidden in the walls is a PA system. At the south end of the hall is a large, recessed, motorized screen perfect for presentations. The numerous pieces of donated artwork, the polished oak floor, and the Chinese Tai Ping carpet complete the elegant atmosphere.

Regents Room

This meeting room is arguably the most handsome room the Alumni Centre. Surrounded by plush leather swivel chairs, the commanding pommele sapele mahogany table can seat up to 21 people. The table, made specifically for the Alumni Centre is 21' x 10', was built on the East Coast, and was delivered here in five separate sections. Don't be fooled by the east walls or the ceiling; they were painted to imitate marble. This room also contains its own PA system and houses a motorized, recessed screen for presentations.


Alumni Centre Use Fees

  • $100 per event per day, for meetings with no food or beverages
  • $150 per event per day, when food and/or beverages are served

Meeting Areas Except the Great Hall

  • $40 per event per day, for meetings with no food or beverages
  • $60 per event per day, when food and/or beverages are served

Entire Building

  • Use fee for the entire Alumni Centre building is $400.

After-hours Use Fee:

  • $50 per hour outside of regular WSU business hours. A staff member must be present during all events, and during event setup and clean up.


The following equipment is available at the Alumni Centre and is included in room rental rates.  Linens are not provided for tables. Please reserve equipment in advance. Depending on event size, rental of additional tables may be needed.

  • Bistro tables
  • 30" x 96" banquet tables
  • 6' round tables
  • Wireless and hand-held microphones
  • Speakerphone  (Regents Room only)
  • Easels
  • Podium
  • Projector
  • Screen  (Regents Room and Great Hall only)
  • Chairs

Additional projectors and other audio/visual items are available for rental from Academic Media Services ( or Event Support Services ( Guests may also bring their own equipment. 

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