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 2016!
August 17-21, 2016
Week of Welcome 2016 begins with the official university move-in on Wednesday, August 17. While residence hall contracts begin on Saturday, August 13, WSU highly encourages students arrive on August 17 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.
The deadline has passed to join a WOW Group or the WOW Ground Team but there are still so many ways to personalize your WOW experience!
- RSVP for an event that requires advanced signups.
- Download the WSU Guidebook App and build your itinerary!
- Explore the WOW Calendar. WOW events are open to everyone! Just show up!
Move In Day!
Cultural Center Open Houses
Coug Class Picture
Up All Night
College Kickoff Events
Keynote: Be the Change You Want to Be
Light Up the Night
Dive-In Movie: Jaws
All Campus Picnic
Lentil Festival Concerts
CUB Rooftop Movie
Stimson Hall Green M&M Dance
Lentil Festival Grand Parade and Concerts
Community Service Opportunities
Color Me Coug 5K
Student Recreation Center Backyard Bash
Academic Success Workshops
Residence Hall Meetings
For descriptions and a complete list of schedule Week of Welcome events visit wow.wsu.edu/events/
All incoming students are required to complete the following workshop during the Week of Welcome. Students living in the residence halls will be assigned workshop times when they check into their residence hall. All other students need to sign up on their own using the links below. Student 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 workshop
Help us prevent violence on campus by learning how to recognize and respond to high-risk situations. Required for all new students (post-baccalaureates, part-time, and non-degree seeking students excluded).
- The Green Dot workshop during Week of Welcome will introduce the basic elements of the program – recognizing and responding to situations that could be high risk for violence.
Visit hws.wsu.edu/WOWgreendot for more information.