Poling Hall has a large, recently-remodeled kitchen with an attached eating area and lounge on the fifth floor. The kitchen includes a full-size refrigerator and freezer, oven, cooktop and microwave, and is available for residents to use 24/7. Cooking equipment is available for checkout from the front desk. Each floor also has a shared microwave for resident use.


Poling Hall has a large lounge in the basement with games, study space, and cable TV. In addition, the first floor houses a large classroom, and there are smaller lounges on each floor of the building where students can gather to study, relax, and socialize. All lounge spaces are available to residents 24/7.

Bathrooms in Poling Hall

  • two single-user gender-inclusive restrooms (toilet and sink only)
  • two single user gender-inclusive bathrooms.

  • three single-user gender-inclusive bathrooms (toilet, sink and shower)
  • one multi-user gender-inclusive bathroom
  • one multi-user women's bathroom
  • one multi-user men's bathroom
  • one multi-user women's bathroom
  • one multi-user gender-inclusive bathroom
  • one multi-user men's bathroom
  • one multi-user men's bathroom
  • one multi-user women's bathroom

Room types

Room details

Living Learning Communities

Innovation Nation: Poling is one of the halls that serves as a home to Innovation Nation, the living-learning community for students in pre-Business majors. Students living in Innovation Nation have access to a high-tech makerspace, as well as social events and symposiums for executives and entrepreneurs. Business students are required to live in Innovation Nation, with few exceptions.

Special Interest Communities, 2019-20

Second Year and Above: 1st floor of Poling Hall

Melissa Rieth, Resident Director

The resident director is a professional staff member who lives in Poling Hall and supervises the student staff members. Contact the resident director for help transitioning to college life, room changes and roommate issues, guidance and support.

Poling Hall student staff

The live-in student staff members of Poling Hall include resident assistants (RAs), a community relations facilitator (CRF), and an academic learning assistant (ALA). Contact student staff members with questions about your building as well as for help with personal, social and academic needs, and general community issues.

  • Hall Staff Phone: 541-230-4064
  • Front Desk Hours: Sun-Thur, 8 p.m.-midnight; Fri-Sat, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

Pamela Altmaier, Area Director

The Area Director for Conduct and Community Standards (ADC) is a professional staff member who lives on campus and supervises several resident directors. The ADC helps administer the conduct process in residence halls and meets with students for advising and training on community standards.