Longhouse Facilities

The first of its kind on a public campus in the United States, the Longhouse is a multipurpose 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 and an intimate seminar area.

  • Close to all campus resources.
  • Accomodates more than 400 people for academic program lectures, conferences and cultural events.
  • 11,800 square feet

To make a reservation for use of the Longhouse, please email or call Conference Services at (360) 867-6192. On-campus groups may call Space Scheduling at 867-6314. All other questions should be directed to Tina Kuckkahn, or Laura Grabhorn (360) 867-6413.

Indigenous Arts Campus

The Longhouse Carving Studio, Pay3q'ali, first opened its doors in 2012. It has already been the site of many workshops and residencies. Some notable carvings that have been created within its walls include bentwood box drums, paddles, model canoes, an umiaq, and more.

Learn more about Pay3q'ali - "A  place to carve" in southern Salish - and the plan for additional studios, by visiting the Indigenous Arts Campus page.