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New Student Orientation

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.

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.

Sapphire Owens
Early Elementary Education

Choose your orientation session

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

Spring Alive!

January 9-10, 2020
Spring Alive! serves all new students who will be enrolling at WSU in spring semester.

Spring Alive! info & signup

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

Transfer Alive! info & signup

Summer Alive!

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.

Summer Alive! info & signup

Fall Alive!

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.

Fall Alive! info & signup

Get ready for orientation

To-do checklist

Here are some things you’ll want to know about Alive! Orientation: