All Washington State University students are required to attend an orientation session before enrolling in classes. At Alive! Orientation (12 sessions throughout June and July) students will receive academic advising, register for fall classes, and get better acquainted with campus services and facilities.

Students who register early are more likely to get into the session they prefer. The student cost of $230 includes housing, meals, and all materials during the program. There are additional per-person costs ranging from $140-$195 for each parent/guardian who would like to attend the Alive! Orientation as well. If a student has high financial need, they may defer the student fee so that it comes out of their financial aid in the fall. Guest and parent costs may not be deferred. Instructions for how to defer the matriculation fee are outlined on the online Alive! registration form.