Week of Welcome (WOW) is a week-long event that combines academic, educational, developmental, and social programming to provide a solid foundation for new and returning students. The programming focuses on helping students meet basic needs on campus; making connections with fellow students, faculty, and staff; preparing for the academic year; establishing their social identity; and transitioning into life as a WSU student.

Any questions about the Week of Welcome schedule can be sent to


Tabling is open to Campus and Community Partners

Join us at the Resource Fair to kick off the academic year at WSU! This is an excellent opportunity to share information about your group, sample your products, and introduce new and returning students, faculty, and staff to your organization. Please try to reduce onsite waste. Remember if you PACK IT IN, please PACK IT OUT.


  • Friday, August 18
  • 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Location Glenn Terrell Mall


  • Registered Student Organization: $0
  • Campus Office/Departments: $0
  • Community Groups/Businesses: $300

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email that you have successfully registered your group. Final instructions and information email with Resource Fair details will be sent by August 10.

Hosting a WOW Event

We host WOW events in Coug Presence, which makes it easier for us to advertise and share your events with students. Please remember that all submitted events should not conflict with WOW signature events.

We want to promote WOW events to students during New Coug Orientation all summer. The priority deadline for event submissions is June 10. Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing

Guiding Principles for Week of Welcome Activities – Week of Welcome Events should:

  • Have a student learning outcome (as a student, why should I go and what will I gain)
    • Introduce tradition
    • Orient/familiarization to resources/services
    • Establish desirable social situations
    • Ease transition
    • Connect with Pullman
    • Make social/peer connections
  • Be planned, communicated, and promoted well in advance
    • Dates/times/location/one sentence summary
    • Let them know HOW they will be participating to ease anxiety
    • Should be planned to take place during gaps around signature events
    • Have a plan to bring students to the event and once there, be easy to navigate
    • Plan for all forms of participation
    • Students should feel welcome/seen/included
    • Meeting students where they are at: Social Media platforms.
  • Welcome, Build, and Represent the WSU community
    • By interest
    • By academic field
    • By identity
    • By housing
  • Encourage continued participation in events after WoW
    • Leave them with a sense of excitement
    • Informing where they can find ongoing, similar events or community engagement opportunities
  • Have measurable outcomes of success (beyond attendance)
    • Increased use of resource post-WOW
    • Community inclusion
    • Evaluation of what success is post-event

  • Log in to (use the person button at the top right) After logging in, select “Admin Dashboard” dashboard from that same menu
  • On the Left-hand navigation, select the “+ Create” button. Choose “Event” from the floating window.
  • Fill out the form answering questions as completely as possible
    • Select a Host: If you don’t have any other relevant option please choose “Week of Welcome – Presented by BECU” as the host 
    • Tags: Must Include “Week of Welcome,” and we highly recommended audience tags so all students know who is welcome. 
  • To complete the form, scroll to the top of the form and select “Submit”

Please have your event contact fill out the Department Access Request form. They will receive access and instructions for event submission within two working days.