Parent Schedule 2017

Important Reminder:

Attendance is not mandatory for parents or guests of students, but is encouraged!

Complete attendance throughout the entire orientation program is required for all students. Please do not make any plans or appointments for your students during the 2 1/2 day session, including meal times.

Please note that there will be substantial walking throughout the Alive! program.  The Pullman campus is also located on a hill; which after time for many students, builds what we call "Cougar Calves!"  For this reason, please pack comfortable walking shoes for a more comfortable experience.

Day 1

Check-in is from 4:00-10:00 p.m. at the Stephenson Residence Complex.

Students planning to take the Writing Placement Exam need to print a parking permit prior to arriving on campus. Orientation Counselors (OCs) are available to guide you to the exam prior to Alive! check-in. The exam starts precisely at 3:00pm. We recommend arriving well in advance of the start time.

Day 2
Time Activity Location
7:00-8:30 a.m. Check-in Stephenson Residence Hall
8:45-9:20 a.m. Meet Your Parent Staff Compton Union Building, Senior Ballroom
9:30-10:15 a.m. University Welcome Compton Union Building, Senior Ballroom
10:30-11:20 a.m. A Guide to Living on Campus Compton Union Building, Auditorium
11:30-12:20 p.m. Lunch Southside Dining Center
12:30-1:20 p.m. College Costs & Paying the Bills Todd Hall, Room 116
1:30-2:15 p.m. Resource Fair Compton Union Building, Senior Ballroom
2:30-3:20 p.m. What You Need to Know about Financial Aid Todd Hall, Room 116
3:30-4:20 p.m. Academic Success Todd Hall, Room 116
4:30-5:20 p.m. Foundations for Academic and College Success Todd Hall, Room 116
5:45-6:00 p.m. Transitions Program & Panel Beasley Coliseum 
7:15-8:00 p.m. Merry Cellars Wine Dinner Alumni Centre


Day 3
Time Activity Location
6:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast Southside Dining Center
8:00-8:30 a.m. Check out of Residence Hall Stephenson Residence Hall Front Desk
8:30-9:30 a.m. Workshop Rotation A  Various Classrooms
9:45-10:45 a.m. Workshop Rotation B  Various Classrooms
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Workshop Rotation C Various Classrooms
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch Southside Dining Center
1:15-2:15 p.m. Next Steps and Evaluations Todd Hall, Room 116
2:45-4:00 p.m. Ferdinands Trip Ferdinand's Creamery
4:00 p.m. Program Ends