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Ridgeway Omega

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Omega faces south and the morning sun, and is a part of the larger SHADO community which consists of Sigma, Highland, Alpha, Delta, and Omega. The Hall houses both men and women in single, double and triple rooms in a traditional, interior corridor setting. There is a community bathroom that serves the students of the same gender living on each floor.

Each building in SHADO has one comfortable lounge with a large screen TV and smaller lounge spaces for studying or gathering in small groups. There are foosball tables, pool tables and Ping-Pong tables scattered throughout the community, as well as small kitchenettes equipped with sinks, a stove, an oven and a microwave. Omega features two lounges, one with a fire place and piano, and the other with a large screen TV. Smaller lounges contain a TV, foosball table, and kitchenette.

A location atop the hill between north and south campus means that classes, the rec-center, the library, and just about everything else is a short walk downhill from the Ridge. SHADO offers its residents a smaller more personal community within each building, but also a sense of a larger community shared between its five buildings, where residents can get involved in multiple activities and find other residents with common interests.

Activities

Within each building, SHADO residents enjoy a close-knit community feeling as well as the opportunity to interact regularly with other halls in the area through programming, recreation, and involvement.

Residents are also able to participate in the active Community Council, which sponsors such events as trips to the local SportsPlex, a 'Festivus for the Rest of Us,' dances, and many other programs.

General Information

CAMPUS REGION The Ridge
HALL DIRECTORY https://housing.wwu.edu/apps/halls/shado/
MAILING ADDRESS
Resident's Name
Room# Ridgeway Omega
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
FRONT DESK SHADO Community Desk – Alpha Ground Floor
HALL TYPE Corridor Style
CO-ED TYPE By Wing
ROOM CAPACITY Single, Double, Triple
BUILDING CAPACITY 108 Residents
BIKE STORAGE Covered
FLOORS or STACKS 3 Floors
YEAR ESTABLISHED 1962
YEAR RENOVATED 2004
STAFF Resident Director, 2 Resident Advisers

Typical Student Room

FURNISHINGS Bunking/lofting beds, desks, and wardrobes
SUITE DIMENSIONS N/A
ROOM DIMENSIONS Average double room: approx. 176 sq. ft.
FLOORING Vinyl tile
LIGHTING Ceiling and desk lights
Ridgeway Omega room blueprint

Lounges and Common Areas

  • Main Lounge with a fireplace and piano
  • Floor Lounges
  • Kitchenette
  • TV Lounge
  • Game Room with foosball table
  • Laundry Room

Building Floor Plans

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