Community college classes in Pullman will move to the Washington State University campus starting next month. Community Colleges of Spokane and WSU announced the finalized agreement Thursday. The move is the result of last Summer’s budget crisis with CCS which forced the school to look at closing its Pullman campus. Classes had been held in the Gladish Community Center near downtown since 2000. The 2 schools announced last Fall that they would work toward a new partnership to bring CCS Pullman to College Hill. Officials initially hoped to move the campus at the start of the year.
The finalized deal announced Thursday will move the Community Colleges of Spokane Pullman campus to the WSU Math Annex and Kruegel Hall. Those students will be able to obtain a Cougar ID card allowing access to WSU libraries, Student Recreation Center and discounts at dining centers. Many CCS Pullman students end up transferring to WSU so they will have transfer advising sessions with admissions officers. There are about 200 community college students in Pullman. The campus will move to WSU for the start of the Spring Quarter which begins April 3rd.