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Alive! Fall Alive! – Schedules


Student schedule

Throughout the program, you’ll be part of a small group led by a current WSU student who is specially trained as an orientation counselor (an OC). Your OC is ready to serve as both mentor and friend, and will help you and your group get to know each other and get off to a great start at WSU.

Important note: You will need to attend the entire Alive! program for your registration to take effect. If you run into difficulties that will affect your ability to attend any part of the program, please let us know—we’ll be happy to help in any way we can.

Day one

Travel day & check-in

2:30 – 5 p.m.*
Writing Placement Exam
Compton Union Building (CUB) Junior Ballroom

3 – 7 p.m.
Program Check-in
Compton Union Building (CUB) Junior Ballroom

7:15 – 8:15 p.m.
Meet your Orientation Staff
Glenn Terrell Mall

8:15 – 10 p.m.
Evening Entertainment
Various locations

* Students planning to take the Writing Placement Exam will need to arrive at the Compton Union Building Junior Ballroom no later than 2:30 p.m. Orientation staff will escort students to the placement exam at 2:45 p.m. Students can check in to the Alive! program after taking the exam.

Day two

Orientation activities

7 – 8 a.m.
Various dining centers

8 a.m. – noon
Morning Programming
Various Locations

Noon – 1 p.m.
Various Locations

Noon – 8 p.m.
Afternoon Programming
Various Locations

8 – 10 p.m.
Evening Entertainment
Various Locations

Day 3

Campus resources and class enrollment
Explore various campus resources with your orientation group, meet with an academic advisor, and register for classes. The required activities will end no later than 5 p.m.

Look for the WSU New Coug app on the Apple app store or Google Play. View Alive! schedules for students and parents, make notes and highlights, and create your own agenda.

Parent & guest schedule

Parents and guests attend their own event track, separately from students. Since college is an independent experience, this gives students the autonomy and ownership they need.

Students will spend the day in small groups led by current WSU students who have been trained as orientation counselors (OC’s). You’ll be in your own groups, led by orientation staff dedicated to helping parents and supporters. There will be plenty of points in the program where students and parents can connect and share notes.

Day one

3:00-7:00 p.m.

Check-in – Compton Union Building (CUB) Jr. Ballroom

Day two

8:30 a.m-9:00 p.m
Formal Programming

Morning Workshops
Various Locations

  • Living & Dining at WSU
  • College Costs & Paying the Bills

Southside Café (Rotunda Hall)

Afternoon Workshops
Various Locations

  • UCORE/Advising
  • Financial Aid

Academic Success

Southside Café (Rotunda Hall)


Evening Activities
Various Locations

Orientation activities are not required for parents. Students’ required activities will be completed by 7:30 p.m.

Day three

7:30-8:30 a.m.
Southside Café (Rotunda Hall)

Morning – Afternoon
Interest Sessions
Various Locations

  • Library Tour
  • Veteran’s transitions
  • Campus Tour
  • Student Involvement
  • Global Learning Experience
  • Staying Well at WSU
  • The Bookie

Southside Café (Rotunda Hall)

Closing and Next Steps

Orientation activities are not required for parents. Students’ required activities will be completed by 5 p.m.