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Alive! Fall Alive! Orientation

Fall Alive! orientation

Get ready to enroll at WSU!

Alive! Fall Orientation
August 15-17

All new students are required to attend an orientation program to register for classes.

At Alive! Fall Orientation you can expect to:

  • Meet with faculty advisors and other campus leaders.
  • Create your schedule and register for fall semester classes.
  • Learn how you can customize your education and open up future career opportunities with more than 200 fields of study.
  • Tour campus and attend workshops to get an inside look at life at WSU.
  • Learn about the exciting leadership and involvement opportunities that await you.

Sign up for Fall Alive!

Parents and guests will attend their own Alive! activities. This helps students and their supporters begin to settle into their new roles—and helps us provide information and support tailored to your specific questions and concerns.

Housing & accommodations

Lodging is not provided on campus for Fall Alive! Orientation.

Students should plan on moving into their residence hall or place of residence in Pullman. Parents and guests may stay with the student in their residence hall during orientation, provided the roommates agree.

See the WSU Visitor Center for information on Pullman-area lodging.

Parent & family information

Find travel planning info and campus and community resources for you and your student. Connect with other Coug parents.

Parent & family info

Program policies

There’s safety and emergency information you’ll want to know, in addition to all the usual rules.

Read the Alive! program policies

Greek recruitment notice

Students participating in the Fall Alive! session August 15-17 cannot participate in formal Sorority or Fraternity recruitment. If you plan to join a fraternity or sorority in your first year, register for a summer Alive! orientation.

For more information and options regarding joining a sorority, please contact the panhellenic recruitment advisor at

WSU has given me a voice I never had… There is a ton of things to get involved in and so many things to do. I want to share this with new students and get them hyped for college and happy to be here.

Jacob Berry
Criminal Justice
Class of 2019

What to bring

Students will need:

  • Picture ID, WSU ID number, and WSU 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

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