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Alive! Fall Alive! – Arrival and Check-In

Arrival and Check-In

Check in

Check-in will be at the Compton Union Building. Parking instructions for Alive! participants will be emailed prior to the start of the program.

Map & driving directions

Students must attend the entire orientation program in order to register for classes at the conclusion.

Placement exams

Writing Placement Exam
(Time TBD)
Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE) 2nd Floor Atrium
Writing placement info

ALEKS Math Placement Exam Reassessment
(Time TBD)
Thompson Hall Room 1
Math placement info

Residence hall move-in

Students should plan to move into their fall semester residence on arrival. You can start moving into campus residence halls as early as 8:00 a.m.

More info on move-in

To see if you have a balance due or check your guest info, use your WSU network ID to log in to the orientation reservation system.

If your plans have changed, contact the Office of New Student Programs at 509-335-4242 or (include your WSU ID number).


Parking permits are available for you to print prior to your arrival on campus. Your pre-arrival email will have detailed instructions.

Please contact WSU Transportation Services if you have any questions: 509-335-PARK (7275) or

Parking map & driving directions

What to bring

Students will need:

  • Picture ID
  • WSU ID number and network ID
  • Documentation of any College Board AP exams
  • Transcripts of any college classes you’ve taken
  • Measles immunization documentation (if you haven’t already mailed it in)
  • Pens and pencils for the writing placement exams

See the complete list of what to bring to your residence hall at

Also important for everyone:

  • Comfortable walking shoes (you’ll be doing a lot of walking
  • A warm jacket/coat and umbrella (be prepared for cold, rain, and snow)
  • Backpack
  • Water

Have a safe trip to Pullman. We look forward to meeting you!