Phelps Hall

Phelps Hall is located in the northeastern area of Main Campus between Maxwell Hall and Somsen Hall.

Phelps Hall features a handful of state-of-the-art labs and equipment as well as two studios, a radio station, and a comfy study lounge.

What’s In This Building?

Interactive Media Lab

This space is used for:

  • Creative Digital Media course projects

Multimedia Studio

This space is used for:

  • Video & digital photography & production

Photo Studio

This space is used for:

  • Personal & group projects

Neuroscience Lab

This space is used for:

  • Conducting graduate-level research

Radio Station

This space is used for:

  • On-campus radio station, KQAL

Photography Lab & Darkroom

This space is used for:

  • Film processing
  • Photograph development

Mass Comm. Reading Room

This space is used for:

  • Media research
  • Meetings & study sessions

Academic Departments

Phelps Hall is home to the departments of:

Did You Know?

Phelps Hall is the oldest building on campus. It was constructed in 1909 as part of the original teacher’s college.

Interactive Media Lab

Creative Digital Media students have access to our “mad scientist” interactive media art lab. You can experiment with interactive installation. Or projection-based projects. Or haptic media. And other forms of digital communication.

Multimedia Studio

The Multimedia Studio is a two-story facility that’s set up for multiple disciplines. From video and digital photography to production.

This studio also has a window for students passing by to look through and view what’s going on.

Photo Studio

The Photo Studio is a full photographic studio equipped with a variety of lighting, light control accessories, and rigging.

Students in photo courses have full access to the studio for their individual or group projects.

Strike a pose, there’s nothing to it!

Neuroscience Lab

The Neuroscience Lab is available for undergraduate psychology students to conduct unique research.

At many larger universities, you need to be in graduate school before you get this kind of access to equipment and opportunities to conduct your own research.

At WSU, you could find yourself studying psychological side-effects of pharmaceuticals. Or chronic and genetic childhood disorders and their impacts on family members. Or the role of self-identity in healthy eating behaviors. Or something else that has yet to be explored—all within this lab.

Radio Station

Want to be on the radio? How about our own station, KQAL?

Our on-campus radio station allows students to get hands-on experience working with an array of musical genres, news, production, promotions, and even sports.

Now all you need is a radio name.

Photography Lab & Darkroom

Students taking photography and digital imaging courses can use this space for producing black and white or color film using our Beseler enlargers.

Advanced photo classes can process film, print photographs, and mount them in this photography lab and darkroom.

You could even find yourself using our archival-quality printing equipment.

Mass Communication Reading Room

If you’re looking for a quiet space, the Reading Room is your destination. This room houses 1,400 media-related books, which is perfect for anyone starting research.

You can also host meetings or work with a small group for upcoming class assignments and projects.