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Facility Use and Reservations

Sakuma Auditorium

The Agricultural Research & Technology Building (ARTB) represents a unique partnership between Washington State University and the agricultural community of northwestern Washington. The construction and renovation efforts represent many years of planning, fundraising, and hard work culminating in a modern, efficient research and meeting facility.

Washington State University Business Policies & Procedures provide the basis for offering services and/or renting space at our Center. Fees charged to cover expenses for building operations and maintenance are applied to administration, audio-visual, care of grounds, custodial and utility, environmental safety, repairs, security, and/or supervision costs. See our Sustainability page for our policies around sustainability.

Our business hours are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. We are closed on holidays and weekends.

If you will need access to the building during non-business hours, please indicate this on the reservation request form.

Reservation requests for the Sakuma Auditorium, Kitchen, Meeting Rooms, Conference Rooms, and other facilities are made online using the request form immediately below.

Reserve a Room

We do not take phone reservations for any of our facilities.

We thank you for choosing the Sakuma Auditorium for your upcoming event. WSU Mount Vernon NWREC is a green facility, please use compostable tableware if you are serving food; compostable tableware is available at an additional charge. We also provide at no charge a water dispenser or pitchers, please do not bring bottled water.

Olson Heritage Farm House

WSU Graduate Student & Faculty Housing

Exterior of the Olson Heritage Farmhouse

The Olson Heritage Farm House provides need-based and transitional housing for WSU graduate students and visiting scientists. Room reservations can be made by emailing (Please note that the Olson House is currently full, however, you may request accommodation and be added to the wait list for housing needs on a first-come first-serve basis. Graduate students are given priority.) More information about the Olson Heritage Farmhouse can be found on the Graduate Student Housing page.

Farm Facilities

WSU Mount Vernon NWREC offers experimental research field space to qualifying individuals, institutions and agencies. We are committed to high quality research efforts, transparency and integrity in research methodologies, and prompt delivery of research-based information, and ask those who work here to share in this commitment. The Field Research Application Form must be completed and submitted for final approval before land is assigned for research. Information regarding Farm Service Center Rates and Vehicle Service Center Rates is also available.

Request Greenhouse Space

Equipment Use Form