A-Z Volleyball Gameday Guide
Possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited. Consumption and/or possession of alcohol contributes to unruly or dangerous behavior. Violators will be removed from the facility.
Service animals or those in training for guests with disabilities are allowed in the facility. All other animals are prohibited.
Bags, Containers and Coolers
Bags, containers, and coolers must be small enough to fit completely under one seat, and must be kept so at all times to maintain clear aisles, walkways, and stairs. Hard sided bags, suitcases, coolers, or other similar devises are prohibited.
The Cougar Pep Band performs at all home volleyball games in an effort to provide spirit and entertainment for the enjoyment of all spectators. For more information please visit marchingband.wsu.edu.
Banners and signs
Hand held banners are permitted if they are in good taste, contain no profanity or derogatory statements, and do not block the view of other patrons.
Glass and metal beverage containers are prohibited. This rule does not apply to personal canteens or thermos bottles, which are one liter or less in size. Beverage containers (especially glass and metal) can: hide and store alcohol, shatter or break (which can result in sharp edges and/or pieces), or become dangerous projectiles, threatening the safety of spectators, participants and officials.
Bohler Gym, the home of Cougar volleyball, was built in 1928 and named after Cougar Legend J. Fred "Doc" Bohler. The entire building, including the gymnasium was renovated in 2000 and provides a home for all athletic offices and support areas. New scoreboards were added to the 3,000 seat capacity gym in the fall of 2003. In the summer of 2011 the court was stripped, sanded and painted to meet the new Nike brand identity guidelines. In April of 2012 new banners were hung on the east wall and the upper north and south walls were painted. These recent improvements are part of a new branding and facility enhancement model for all athletic department facilities. Click here for more information.
In 1927, Governor Roland Hartley presented a cougar cub to the students of Washington State. This first cougar mascot was named Butch in honor of Herbert "Butch" Meeker of Spokane, who was WSU's gridiron football star at the time.
Governor Clarence D. Martin presented Butch II to the student body in 1938. Butch III and IV were twin cubs presented by Governor Arthur B. Langlie in January 1942. Governor Langlie also presented Butch V in 1955. Butch VI, the last live mascot on campus, died in the summer of 1978.
Mascot Purpose: Washington State University mascot, Butch, is a widely recognized symbol of the university. Appearances by Butch, not only at athletic events but also at other functions related to the university and its constituent groups, are a source of pride for members of the cougar family and a means of promoting the university.
For more information please visit Butch T. Cougar's Website.
Hand held photography cameras for personal use are allowed at all athletic facilities. At indoor facilities the flash must be turned off.
Videotaping equipment is not allowed in Bohler Gym without written permission from the WSU Athletic Department. To obtain permission, patrons should call the Athletic Department (509) 335-5109.
Code of Conduct
It is the goal of the WSU Public Safety Department and Athletics Event Management to provide a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment for all participants and fans. Safety and security policies have been established to benefit everyone entering Bohler Gym. Please help us maintain a FUN and SAFE environment for athletes, students, families, and all patrons by complying with all stadium policies. WSU, along with the NCAA and Pac-12 Conference, has assigned a high priority to assuring athletic events are conducted in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere which promotes good sportsmanship by student-athletes, coaches, and spectators. We request your cooperation by supporting the participants and officials in a positive manner. Profanity, racial, sexist, or other abusive comments or actions directed at officials, student-athletes, coaches, team representatives, or other patrons will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from the site of competition.
Comments, Questions, and/or Concerns
- ► Athletics General Line/Tickets - 1-800 GO COUGS
- ► Cougar Athletic Fund - 1-800 IMA COUG
- ► Event Management - (509) 335-5109
- ► Facilities - (509) 335-6216
- ► Marketing/Promotions - (509) 335-0214
A concession stand is located southwest of Bohler Gym. It opens one hour prior to match time and will close at the conclusion of the match. A variety of food and drink items are available at this concession stand.
Find driving directions to the WSU campus by clicking here.
Please enter the building through the Bohler Galleria and take the elevator to the 2nd floor. If you have a wheelchair in your party, from the 2nd floor, proceed to the lift elevator down the hall.
Drinking fountains can be found just outside of Bohler Gym in the hallways on the north and south sides of the building.
Emergencies and Evacuation Procedures
Evacuation routes will be determined by Public Safety Personnel (Police, Fire, and Event Management). Please remain calm and follow the directions of the Public Address Announcer and the nearest Event Management personnel.
Emergency Phone Calls
For any emergency occurring on campus, dial 911 for ambulance, police or fire service. If you are calling from a non-campus phone, dial (509) 335-0911.
Management must rely on communication with and cooperation of the spectator. A visual inspection will be made at the gate. This is a voluntary search. Patrons will be asked to open bags, purses, etc. If a patron does not volunteer for a search and there is reasonable suspicion that they possess banned items, they may be denied entry.
Exit and Re-Entry
Exit and re-entry is allowed at volleyball. If patrons leave the gym for any reason during the course of the match, they must have their ticket scanned before exiting and also when re-entering.
Please contact the nearest usher for first aid assistance.
Gates open to the public one (1) hour prior to the start of the match.
Lost and Found
Lost and Found may be turned in to the nearest usher and picked up in Bohler Gym 130 after the completion of the match. You may also call (509) 335-4304 to claim items.
Artificial noisemaking devices are prohibited. In addition to confiscation, violators may be subject to university disciplinary action (if applicable) and to removal from the event site.
Outside Food and Drink
Food from outside vendors is not permitted within Bohler Gym. However, food brought from home in a soft-sided bag is allowed. Outside drinks are not permitted, with the exception of a thermos that is one liter or less in size.
Parking and Transportation
Permits are not required in the Yellow 1 Beasley Coliseum parking lot beginning at 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends. General parking is available in the Library garage for $2.00 per hour during the week day, $3.00 all night after 5 p.m. and $3.00 all day on the weekends.
For more parking information please click here.
For Pullman Transit information please visit Pullman Transit.
Free roster cards are provided at each game. Visit the marketing area to pick up your complimentary copy
Prohibited Items/Safety Policies
The following policies have been developed with spectator and participant safety in mind. Failure to abide by the following policies may result in ejection and/or legal proceedings:
- ► Non-service animals
- ► Alcohol
- ► Bicycles
- ► Glass or metal containers. This rule does not apply to personal canteens or thermos bottles, which are one liter in size or less.
- ► Bota bags
- ► Hard sided bags, suitcases, coolers, or other similar devices
- ► Large bags (all soft sided bags must be able to fit under your seat)
- ► Artificial noisemakers (horns, whistles, etc.)
- ► Tobacco products. Smoking is not allowed in Bohler Gym.
- ► Fireworks/weapons
- ► Camcorders without written permission from WSU Athletics (to obtain permission please call (509) 335-5109
- ► Selfie Sticks
Our staff will proactively intervene to support an environment where guests can enjoy the Cougar Volleyball experience free from unacceptable behavior, including the following:
- ► Smoking in Bohler Gym.
- ► Throwing of Objects
- ► Unruly or disruptive behavior
- ► Foul/abusive language or obscene gestures
- ► Intoxication or other signs of impairment related to alcohol consumption
Any guest not adhering to the above code or behaving in an unruly manner will be removed from Bohler Gym. Event management staff reserves the right to determine what unruly or unacceptable behavior is. If anyone is interfering with your enjoyment of our event, please contact the nearest usher for assistance.
Men's and Women's restrooms are located on the 1st and 2nd floors, just outside the gym, in the southwest and northwest corners of the building.
For the Bohler Gym seating chart, click here.
Smoking will not be permitted in Bohler Gym.
The Washington State University Spirit Squad is made up of the cheerleaders, the dance team and the mascot "Butch". Each of the three groups plays a major role in creating spirit and enthusiasm at Washington State University. For more information please visit WSU's Spirit Website.
All will call can be received from the location in the southeast corner of Bohler Gym. This location opens one (1) hour prior to scheduled match times.