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What To Expect

Week of Welcome will be August 12 through the 89, the week before classes begin. Check out some of the daily events!

Saturday, August 10 & Sunday, August 11

Move In Day!

Let us help make your student’s first day back on campus as stress-free as possible. Faculty, staff, and current WSU students will help new students and their families move into the residence halls! Be sure to sign up for a Move In time by following the “Move In Day!” link above!

Throughout the Week:

Academic Foundations!

Each academic college will be hosting a Kickoff event, featuring workshops and activities designed to welcome new students to their colleges and majors!

Cougar Connections!

The University Convocation ceremony on Friday morning is the official university welcome to new students! Parents and supporters are able to experience Convocation via live stream at Immediately after Convocation, the WSU/Pullman community will converge onto Cougar Way (in front of Global Scholars Hall) for the All Campus Picnic. Lunch is free to all WSU faculty, staff, and students.

National Lentil Festival!

Pullman, WA is home to the National Lentil Festival, which sports the World’s Largest Bowl of Lentil Chili! This amazing connection to the Pullman community is encouraged of all new Cougs!  More information about the Lentil Festival can be found here!

Prep for Classes!

Sessions will be offered to new students Sunday afternoon to form connections, ask questions, and start the semester off on the best foot possible. Students living in the residence halls will be required to attend community meetings.