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Week of Welcome Washington State University


Washington State University looks forward to seeing all of our Cougs in person for the Fall 2022 semesters in accordance state and public health guidelines. Fall classes begin on Monday, August 22.


Fall Semester Week of Welcome: August 13 – 21, 2022

Week of Welcome is a week-long event on the WSU Pullman campus that combines academic and social programming to help new and returning students kick off the new academic year. The programming will focus on supporting your navigation with topics such as housing and financial aid, making connections with other new and returning students, and academic preparedness, social identity, campus engagement, and other important topics transitioning to college life.


The Week of Welcome schedule will live on Coug Presence, WSU’s student event and organization platform. More events will be visible as they are submitted.


These are programs that are key New Coug experiences. Students are HIGHLY encouraged to attend the programs throughout the week.


  • Wed., Aug. 17, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Mooberry Track

Pep Rally and New Coug Photo 

  • Wed., Aug. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 
  • Location: Martin Stadium

Academic College Kickoffs

  • Thurs., Aug. 18, 2-4 p.m.
  • Various locations, visit Presence

University Convocation

  • Fri., Aug. 19, 10-11 a.m. 
  • Location: Beasley Coliseum 

All-Campus Picnic & Resource Fair

  • Fri., Aug. 19, 11 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Cougar Way

CougGlow Dance Party

  • Sat., Aug. 20, 9-11:30 p.m.
  • Location: CUB Senior Ballroom (Second Floor)  

Many more events are in store for our Cougs! View the full Week of Welcome Schedule

What to Expect:

Academic Foundations

Each academic college will host a Kickoff event, featuring workshops and activities designed to welcome new students to their colleges and majors. The University Convocation is the official university welcome to the academic learning community.

Cougar Connections

Our WOW Playfair, Pep-Rally and New Coug Photo, All-Campus Picnic and Resource Fair, and CougGlow Dance will provide many opportunities for Cougs to Connect with Cougs! Do not miss any of our WOW events.

Prep for Classes

Sessions will be offered to new students throughout the week to form connections, ask questions, and start the semester off on the best foot possible. Students living in the residence halls will be required to attend community meetings.

In-Person Experiences

Washington State University looks forward to seeing all of our Cougs in-person for the Fall 2022 semester. Classes begin on all of our campuses on Monday, August 22.

Families & Supporters

Stay connected to the Coug family, even when you are not in Pullman. Learn more about our WSU Family & Supporter events here.