Fall Semester

Week of Welcome

August 10 – 17, 2024

Week of Welcome (WOW) is a week-long event on the WSU Pullman campus that helps new and returning students kick off the new academic year. WOW events are fun and intended to connect you with campus resources and your new Cougar family. 

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.

Week Of Welcome (WOW) Events

These are programs that are key New Coug experiences. Students are HIGHLY encouraged to attend the signature events listed below. More events will be added to Coug Presence throughout the summer. Pick and choose your events and build your WOW experience. Visit CougPresence for a full list of WOW events.

Signature Events for All Cougs to Attend

Be #PullmanProud Ice Cream Social

Description: Make your way to the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center for a “Welcome Home!” ice cream social where you can learn more about your Pullman community while enjoying free ice cream, playing games, and making connections. Whether you’re a new or returning student, we’re here to help you take full advantage of what it means to be a Coug, all that Pullman has to offer, and learn how to make WSU Pullman your home!

Date: Monday, August 12
Time: 3 – 5 p.m.
Location: Brelsford WSU Visitor Center
Audience: Open to all students

Student Employment Fair

Description: Join us at WSU’s Week of Welcome – Student Employment Fair on August 15th – Meet your future employer and find part-time, local, and on-campus employment opportunities!

Date: Tuesday, August 13
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Location: Glenn Terrell Mall
Audience: Open to All Students

Pep Rally and New Coug Photo

Description: The Pep rally is an introduction to WSU athletics, teams, Cougar Marching Band, Spirit Squad, and Butch aimed at inspiring enthusiasm for our WSU Cougar Sports.

Date: Wednesday, August 14
Time: 6:45 – 8 p.m
Location: Martin Stadium
Audience: First-year students

Academic College Kickoffs

Description: Aimed to continue to develop the relationship between new first-year students and WSU’s academic colleges.

Date: Thursday, August 15
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Glenn Terrell Mall
Audience: First-year students

University Convocation

Description: Faculty and staff welcome first year students to academic and community leaders. Speakers include faculty, a sophomore student speaker, and WSU Pullman’s Chancellor.

Date: Friday, August 16
Time: 10 – 11 a.m.
Beasley Coliseum
Audience: First-year students

All-Campus Picnic & Resource Fair

Description: An outdoor event providing a BBQ style meal, music, and information/resource fair bringing all our WSU campus and Pullman community together.

Date: Friday, August 16
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
CUB Senior Ballroom and Glenn Terrell Mall
Audience: Open to all students, faculty, and staff

CougGlow Dance Party

Description: A live DJ dance to celebrate the beginning of fall semester aimed at providing a popular activity to allow new first year students to continue to connect with each other in an environment familiar to them.

Date: Saturday, August 17
Time: 9 – 11 p.m.
Todd Steps on Glenn Terrell Mall
Audience: Open to all students

More Week of Welcome Events Coming Soon!

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