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Alive! Spring Alive! – Schedules

Schedules

Student schedule

You will receive a detailed schedule/agenda upon check-in to the program. Below, you will find a brief overview of program workshops and activities.

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 may affect your ability to participate in any part of the program, please let us know—we’ll be happy to help in any way we can.

Wednesday, January 8

Optional Services


8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Get your Cougar Card
Compton Union Building (CUB) 60

2:00-4:00 p.m.
Optional Check-in
Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE) Atrium

Thursday, January 9

Required Programming, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.


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

Meet with your Orientation Group
Various Locations

College & Academic Overviews
Various Locations

Afternoon/Early Evening
Lunch
Southside Café (Rotunda Hall)

myWSU Tutorial
Various Classrooms

Interest Sessions (choose two)
Various Locations

  • Financial Aid & Scholarship Services
  • Global Learning & Education Abroad
  • Navigating Pullman
  • All about Greek Life
  • Student Involvement
  • Adaptation/Engagement Across Cultures
  • Maintaining Your Immigration Status
  • Living and Dining Options at WSU
  • Student Employment & Career Planning
  • Army ROTC

Transitions Student Panel

Dinner with Orientation Group
Southside Café (Rotunda Hall)

Loaded Hot Cocoa Bar
CUE 203

Friday, January 10

Required student activities will be completed by 5:00 p.m.

Breakfast with your orientation group
Southside Café (Rotunda Hall)

Day-long rotation

  • Introduction to Campus Resources Tour
  • Library Tour
  • Title IX /Safety on Campus Presentation
  • Receive official student ID card (Cougar Card)
  • Meet with an academic advisor
  • Register for Spring semester classes
  • Lunch

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.

Wednesday, January 8

Optional Services


2:00-4:00 p.m.
Optional Check-in
Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE) Atrium

Thursday, January 9

8:30 a.m – 9:00 p.m. Formal Programming
Orientation activities are not required for parents. Students’ required activities will be completed by 7 p.m.

Morning
Morning Workshops
Various Locations

  • University Welcome and Program Overview
  • Living & Dining at WSU
  • College Costs & Paying the Bills

Afternoon
Lunch
Southside Café (Rotunda Hall)

Afternoon Workshops
Various Locations

  • Academic Advising and General Education Overview
  • Financial Aid & Scholarship Services

Early Evening
Transitions Parent Panel

Dinner
Southside Café (Rotunda Hall)

Loaded Hot Cocoa Bar
CUE 203

Friday, January 10

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

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

Morning – Afternoon
Interest Sessions
Various Locations

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

Lunch
Southside Café (Rotunda Hall)

Closing and Next Steps