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A week of events filled with opportunities to become
a part of campus, get involved, meet other Cougs,
and have fun before classes start.

Week of Welcome 2017!

August 16-20, 2017

Week of Welcome 2017 begins with the official university move-in on Wednesday, August 16. While residence hall contracts begin on Saturday, August 12, WSU highly encourages students arrive on August 16 to kick off the college experience with WOW events beginning that night. A few pre-arranged university programs do require early arrival and students will be notified of those dates.

YOUR WOW ‘TO-DO’ LIST

Before Week of Welcome

  1. Review the schedule on the Calendar tab of the WOW website (updates will be made throughout July).
  2. Download the “WSU New Coug” app from the iOS or Google Play stores and start personalizing your Week of Welcome schedule.

Highlights

Academic Foundations

Learn how to stay engaged in your classes and where to find help on campus.

Convocation

Join the rest of the new students for your official welcome to the WSU community.

Move-in day

Let us help you move into your residence hall and make your first day on campus stress-free.

the social scene

Check out these Week of Welcome snapshots from real WSU students.

Add #WSUWOW to your posts and maybe yours will show up here too!

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Essential Programming

All incoming and transfer students are required to complete the following workshops during the Week of Welcome. Students will be assigned workshop times during Greek recruitment or when they check into their residence halls. All other incoming students need to sign up on their own using the link below. Students who do not complete these sessions will have a hold placed on their account preventing them from registering for classes for future semesters.

Green Dot
This workshop educates incoming students about the power of bystander intervention and empowers them to recognize and respond to situations that could be high risk for violence.  Required for all incoming students (excluding post-baccalaureates, part-time, and non-degree seeking students).

Booze, Sex and Reality Checks
This workshop helps incoming students transition into our university’s social experience and culture, including valuable education about substance use and sexual-decision making.  Required for all incoming students (excluding students over the age of 21 as of 8/1/17).

e-Chug
This is an online, confidential alcohol survey that provides students with feedback about their personal alcohol and other drug use, if any.  Required for all incoming students (excluding students over the age of 21 as of 8/1/17).

Visit hws.wsu.edu/mandatory for more information about any of these requirements.

Support your coug

Know someone who will be joining the Coug family soon? Transitioning to university life can be hard and having support from friends and family can be crucial to a student’s success. Learn how to best support them with this handy tool kit.

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