Welcome, new Cougs!
We’re here to help you get a great start at WSU.
Nationally and at WSU, students who attend an orientation program are more likely to complete a college degree than those who do not. So, because we want you to have the best possible chance of success, we’ve designed orientation programs to help every new Coug hit the ground running in their first semester.
All new students must attend an orientation program to enroll for their first semester of classes. At your orientation program, you’ll meet with an advisor, register for classes, get familiar with campus, and find resources that will help you create an amazing experience at WSU.
Enrolling in spring semester 2020
January 9-10, 2020
Spring Alive! serves all new students who will be enrolling at WSU in spring semester.
Enrolling in fall semester 2020
Alive! for transfer students
March 29-30, 2020
If you’re transferring from another college or university, this orientation event is especially for you, with first-priority registration and information tailored to your unique needs as a transfer student
Eleven sessions available in June and July 2020
Alive! summer orientation is designed to serve all new students. Choose a date that works for you.
August 15-17, 2020
Fall Alive! orientations are most frequently attended by out-of-state and international students. All students who cannot attend a summer Alive! session are welcome.
Note: Fall orientation is the last chance to register for classes. If you do not attend an orientation program, you will not be able to enroll in fall semester.