The week before fall classes begin is full of events and activities for your student and your whole family. From summer concerts to academic success workshops, this is a week your student will not want to miss. Book your hotel rooms now as lodging will be limited. Visit the Week of Welcome Website for a complete list of events in addition to those highlighted below.

The official Move-in Day is Wednesday, August 16th. As your student moves into their residence hall, current WSU students, staff, and faculty volunteers will come out to help them move in and welcome them to the Cougar Family. Please let us know when you will check in so we have enough volunteers at your son’s or daughter’s residence hall to assist you. On that same day, students can participate in a pep rally, Coug Class Picture and an Up All Night event. Up All Night experiences are active, fun-filled, happenings that are free to WSU students.

The Office of Multicultural Student Services (MSS) has been encouraging diversity at WSU for over 25 years! The African American Student CenterChicana/o Latina/o Student CenterAsian American Pacific Islander Student Center along with GIESORC (Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center) and Smart Start (a program for first year/first generation students) will be hosting open houses on the 4th floor of the CUB, August 16th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Native American Student Center open house is in Cleveland Hall 21B on August 16th from 3 to 5 p.m. as well. MSS will also host a reception to welcome new multicultural students to campus, on Sunday, August 20st from 3 to 5 p.m. in the CUB Junior and Senior Ballrooms.

On Friday, August 18th you and your students are encouraged to attend the University Convocation, an official welcome for all new WSU students, their families and new faculty at WSU in Beasley Coliseum at 10 a.m. Following Convocation, join us for lunch at the All-Campus Picnic. The picnic is free to all students with a Cougar Card.

After the All-Campus Picnic, join the Pullman community for The National Lentil Festival, August 18-19th.  Just a short walk from the center of campus, the street fair on August 18th begins at 5 p.m. On August 19th you are invited to watch the lentil parade, enjoy a pancake breakfast, and much more!