Ridgeway Gamma

Ridgeway Gamma
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The Ridgeway is set up on a hill overlooking central campus. This puts it only a few minutes from most classrooms. The residents of the Ridge are very close to the Ridgeway Commons dining hall and just a few minutes walk from the Wade King Rec Center.

Ridgeway Residences:
Alpha
Beta
Delta
Gamma
Highland
Kappa
Omega
Sigma

Gamma is part of the larger Beta-Gamma community and is a non-traditional style hall, housing residents in four-room suites consisting of double rooms and a shared bathroom. Each room has its own exterior door. The stacks of Ridgeway Gamma weave their way through the trees and hillsides on which they are built. Located between north and south campus, the Ridge is closest to the Rec Center and just uphill from the library, Red Square and most everything else on campus.

Gamma Stack 3 has two lounges, one with a kitchenette, and one with a big screen TV and piano. Beta residents also have access to the lounges located in Beta Stack 8. Laundry facilities are one floor down from each respective lounge, and a sauna in Beta is also open to residents of the Beta-Gamma community. A small indoor bike storage area and outdoor bike storage is available.

Activities

Beta-Gamma residents are encouraged to become active members of their residence hall, Beta-Gamma community, as well as the larger campus community. The staff works to provide opportunities for service learning, leadership development, and continued learning opportunities on issues of interest to an upper-class population (ex. scholarships, resume writing, internships, Peace Corp, women's issues, politics, and faculty interaction to name a few).

Elective Living Environments

ALCOHOL-FREE: Stacks 7 and 8 of Gamma are designated as alcohol-free, for students who make a commitment to refrain from using or supporting the use of alcohol while in residence. This type of environment gives students an opportunity to live with others who have made a similar commitment.

General Information

CAMPUS REGION The Ridge
HALL WEBSITE https://housing.wwu.edu/apps/halls/beta-gamma/
MAILING ADDRESS Resident's Name
Room# Ridgeway Gamma
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
FRONT DESK Beta/Gamma Desk – Gamma Stack 3
HALL TYPE Suite Style
CO-ED TYPE By Suite
ROOM CAPACITY Double
BUILDING CAPACITY 226 Residents
FLOORS or STACKS 10 Stacks, most with 4 floors each
YEAR ESTABLISHED 1962
BREAK PERIODS Closed during winter and spring breaks
STAFF Resident Director, Assistant Resident Director, 6 Resident Advisors

Typical Student Room

FURNISHINGS Box beds, built-in desks, and closets in changing area
SUITE DIMENSIONS Average suite: approx. 1038 sq. ft.
ROOM DIMENSIONS Average double room: approx. 183 sq. ft.
FLOORING Vinyl tile
LIGHTING General room lights and standing lamp; some individual units have bed lamps and desk lamps

Lounges and Common Areas

  • Main Lounge/TV Lounge with a big screen TV and piano is located in Beta
  • Sauna shared with Beta

Building Floor Plans