Longhouse Description

The Longhouse is a multi-purpose facility, able to serve a variety of educational and cultural functions. The internal post-and-beam support system, (constructed with two-foot wooden columns that remain visible), allows the interior "Great Hall" to be opened for gatherings, performances and lectures, or to be partitioned into three large classrooms, an intimate seminar area, and a student lounge. Renovated in 2009, the Longhouse now provides access to wireless internet service and built-in data projectors and screens.

  • Close proximity to all campus resources.
  • Accommodates up to 400 people for academic program lectures, conferences and cultural events.
  • 18,020 square feet


(Images: (left to right) Cedar posts in the Welcome Hall. Photo courtesy of GW Galbreath; tribal flags displayed in the "Hall of Indigenous Nations")

The following flags are currently displayed in the Welcome Hall:

  • Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation
  • Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
  • Cowlitz Indian Tribe
  • Hoh Tribe
  • Iroquois Confederacy
  • Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
  • Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
  • Māori
  • Nooksack Tribe
  • Quileute Nation
  • Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate
  • Squaxin Island Tribe
  • Stillaguamish Tribe
  • Swinomish Tribe
  • The State of Hawaii
  • Tulalip Tribe

To submit a tribal flag for representational display purposes in the “Hall of Indigenous Nations," please send a 3x5 ft flag to:

The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA 98505