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 2018!
August 15-19, 2018
Week of Welcome 2018 begins with the official university move-in on Wednesday, August 15. While residence hall contracts begin on Saturday, August 11, 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
- Review the schedule on the Calendar tab of the WOW website to see all of the exciting offerings of WOW!
- Download the “WSU New Coug” app from the iOS or Google Play stores and start personalizing your WOW schedule!
- Sign up for a WOW Small Group experience by filling out the webform linked here (not available to students registered for Formal Recruitment).
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.
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 8/1/18).
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 8/1/18).
Visit hws.wsu.edu/mandatory for more information about any of these requirements.