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Alive! Spring Alive! – Arrival & Check-In

Arrival and Check-In

Check in

Optional Check-in
Wednesday, January 8
2-4 p.m.
Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE) Atrium

Check-in (for those who did not check-in the day before)
Thursday, January 9
8-8:45 a.m.
Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE) Atrium

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

Lodging is not provided during Spring Alive!

Freshmen or first year students are required to live in the residence halls their first year. Students should expect to complete a residence hall contract. For more information, please visit

Residence hall move-in

Students who have completed a housing reservation can start moving into their assigned residence hall as early as 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8.

More information on living options and move-in.

Placement Exam Information

We will not be offering a Writing Placement Exam or Math Placement Exam Re-assessments during this Alive! program.

The Writing Program offers Placement Exams monthly during the semester. Please visit for more information.

To retake the Math Placement Exam in a proctored setting, the Math Learning Center in Cleveland 130 will be open 10 am – 5 pm from January 6 through January 10. Please visit for a more detailed schedule. As a reminder, you cannot miss any Alive! programming to take these exams, so please plan accordingly.

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 will be available for you prior to your arrival on campus. Your pre-arrival email, which you will receive a few days prior to your orientation program, will have detailed instructions.

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

Map & driving directions

What to bring

Students will need:

  • Picture ID
  • WSU ID number and network ID
  • Documentation of any credit by exam documentation (AP, IB, Cambridge, CLEP)
  • Measles immunization documentation (if you haven’t already mailed it in)

If you have taken any college courses:

  • Bring current college/university transcripts (unofficial is ok) for any college-level coursework in-progress or completed
  • Bring your current class schedule, if applicable; schedules must be printed from the college’s registration system
  • Contact the Transfer Clearinghouse at or call 509-335-8704 if you have any questions

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!