With our nationally ranked programs, life-changing research, affordability, and friendly Cougar community, students are recognizing the quality and value of a WSU education. As we anticipate welcoming a large, well-prepared freshman class on WSU’s Pullman campus, your student’s safety, academic success, and the essence of the Cougar experience are the focus of our attention.

The opportunity to serve a large number of students is a goal that WSU strives to achieve. WSU’s administration, colleges, departments, and other units are planning ahead to ensure that the incoming freshman class has access to convenient on-campus housing, finds it easy to get into the classes they need, and can be involved in a diverse range of campus activities, including undergraduate research.

WSU’s Alive! orientation and on-campus housing are also experiencing an increase in early registrations. Alive! participation is mandatory for each incoming student, and on-campus housing is required for first-year students. So if your student hasn’t registered for Alive!, or hasn’t applied for on-campus housing, please encourage him or her to do so as soon as possible.

During the Week of Welcome (WOW), August 15–19, your student will become part of our community, learn more about academic preparedness, discover ways to get involved, meet other Cougs, and have fun before classes start! This week-long event combines academic, educational, developmental, and social programming to help students transition to life on campus.

We are excited to welcome so many new Cougs to our family this fall! The quality of our curriculum, facilities, faculty, and student experience remain our highest priorities. With our proactive planning for our incoming class, we ensure that your student will receive a well-rounded and rewarding education at WSU. As the value of a WSU education continues to gain recognition, we are delighted to provide higher education and public service to a growing number of students as they achieve their academic goals.