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Alive Homepage Update

Homepage Update


The Office of New Student Programs is currently closed to the public, but can be reached by email or by calling 509-335-4242 Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm PST.

welcome new cougs!

Spring Alive January 12 – 14

Registration opens Dec 1st.

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Alive Summer 2021 dates will be announced in February.

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.

Parent & Family Newsletter

The New Student Programs Parent & Family Newsletter is currently on hold. Sign-ups for the newsletter will resume once we reconstruct the process. Until then, please visit the WSU Family Website or consider joining the WSU Parent  & Family Facebook page.


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.

Student Smiling

Coming to orientation was very reassuring. It showed me I wouldn’t be in this all on my own. Connecting with my orientation group made me feel like I already had some friends coming in.

Early Elementary Education Junior