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In the Salish language, words are not capitalized. Therefore, to honor the Salish language, the name of the hall is in lower case.

EWU's new residence hall, snyamncut (pronounced: sin-yam-en-suit), is the Salish word for place of gathering, with the connotation of it being a special place of emotional attachment-a place of the heart. It was a special meeting place for the Spokane Tribe; an area that was mainly used for rest, relaxation and decision-making.

Salish is a shared language with different dialects used by several northwest tribal people. Interior Salish is the native language of the Spokane Tribe that lived in our area.

Address: 1027 Cedar St, Cheney, WA 99004

Great location:

  • Next to the URC
  • Home of the Housing and Residence Hall Association offices


Want more info? See the rooms for yourself on Facebook.

  • Full kitchens on every floor with tables and chairs
  • Variety of room styles:
  • - Doubles
    - Triples
  • Great room on the first floor with gas fire place
  • Game rooms on every resident floor
  • Lounges on every floor with natural lighting
  • Covered front porch patio

Living Learning Communities:

Area Coordinator: Gina Ondercin, PhD,

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