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Week of Welcome Washington State University

Event Overview

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.

This year, Week of Welcome will be held Aug. 13 – 21. Any questions about the Week of Welcome schedule can be sent to New Student Programs at

Week of Welcome Anchor Programs


  • Wed., Aug. 17, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Mooberry Track

Pep Rally and New Coug Photo 

  • Wed., Aug. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 
  • Location: Martin Stadium

Academic College Kickoffs

  • Thurs., Aug. 18, 2-4 p.m.
  • Various locations

University Convocation

  • Fri., Aug. 19, 10-11 a.m. 
  • Location: Beasley Coliseum 

All Campus Picnic & Resource Fair

  • Fri., Aug. 19, 11 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Cougar Way

CougGlow Dance Party

  • Sat., Aug. 20, 9-11:30 p.m.
  • Location: CUB Senior Ballroom (Second Floor)   

WSU RSOs, Departments, Offices: Submit a Week of Welcome Event

Hello Week of Welcome Campus Partners,

For those of you interested in hosting events during Week of Welcome (WOW), August 13 to 21, we will continue to use the centralized process for our partners to submit their WOW events. All of our WOW activities/events will continue to live inside of WSU’s student engagement software “Presence”. If your Registered Student Organization, department, or office would like to host an event that is not a WOW Anchor program but needs to be included on the WOW schedule, please identify a member of your team who will register the event. If that individual submitted the event last year, they’ll use the same process from last year, and should still have access to presence. If the individual is new to WSU or hasn’t submitted an WOW event before, have that individual complete the Department Access Request form. Within two working days of the completion of that form, this person will be given access and instructions about how to register an event in presence for WOW.

Please remember that all submitted events should not conflict with WOW Anchor programs.

All events must be registered by Friday, July 29.

Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing

Stay Updated via Campus Partner Teams Site

New Student Programs provides timely updates, schedules, and information on WOW on our Campus Partner Teams site. This repository of information is for all staff/faculty interested in learning how to be involved with Week of Welcome or who plan on hosting events. Additionally, all campus partner meeting information is shared on the Teams site. Use your WSU network information to log into Teams and stay updated.

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