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Pullman Basics

The City of Pullman is part of Whitman County; Colfax is its county seat. The Palouse, as the area is known, is one of the richest wheat and lentil growing areas in the world, thanks, in part, to the research done in the WSU College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences. Pullman’s population is 33,700 people, of which approximately 21,000 are students.

There are many options for travel on campus including the free bus system, Uber, Lyft, local cab companies, and simply walking and … » More …

Save Time and Money With These Tips From SFS

With only one month left until the start of the fall semester, WSU’s Student Financial Services (SFS) wants to ease your student’s transition to college and ensure a financially stable year ahead. These tips can help you and your student save time, reduce worry, avoid potential late fees, and facilitate communication about financial aid. » More …

Get Ready for Move In

Week of Welcome (WOW) and the official university move-in begin on Saturday, August 10. This important and fun week is designed to help students begin their successful college experience.  » More …


May 1 is known as National College Decision Day, which is the deadline for students to confirm their admission. Our 2018-19 class was the largest class yet. We still have spots available but we are filling up quickly. Encourage your student to confirm before May 1 to save their seat for the fall 2019 semester. Confirmations will be accepted after May 1 on a space available basis only.


Transitioning to college is an exciting time for many students. This transition can also be challenging and stressful. Stress can develop from academic pressure, relationship changes, lack of sleep, and becoming more independent. Stress can affect mental health and impact school, and even day to day living. “Student mental health has long been a high priority at Washington State,” said Ellen Taylor, associate vice president for student engagement. “We want to make sure all students are aware of the services we have available, how to access them and provide them with assistance as quickly as possible. We also want students to know that everyone needs … » More …


Discussing college life with your student can make the transition to higher education a little easier. Roles for parents and students can change during this transition. WSU research is tracking ways to support parent–student relationships during what can be a student’s first foray into adulthood. As part of a study aimed at increasing resources for healthy parent-child relationships by exploring positive ways for parents to support their college-age students, WSU researchers surveyed members of the past two incoming classes, learning how the handbook and other resources are helping parents and students.

See the full article in the WSU Insider.

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