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Visiting WSU

Many of our students agree it was their first visit to WSU that confirmed their decision to attend. They knew as soon as they stepped foot on campus that WSU was the place for them.

Our beautiful campus, the friendly down-to-earth people, and the effervescent Cougar Spirit are all part of the package here at WSU. Experience what it’s like to hear the bells of Bryan Tower echoing around campus every hour, visit our residence halls and dining centers, and meet our amazing faculty and staff. Top it all off with some homemade ice cream or famous Cougar Gold cheese at Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shoppe, located right on campus.

Check out our visit events, and witness what it’s like to be a Coug.

Admitted Student Visit Events

 $1,000 Visitation Award?Program DatesWho can attend?Can parents / guests attend?Is transportation & lodging provided?Residency Requirements
Experience WSU2/25, 4/1, 4/15Admitted Freshmen & TransfersOpen to all students
Out-of-State Experience WSU3/25Admitted Freshmen & TransfersNon-WA Residents Only
Future Cougars Embracing Diversity3/10-3/11Admitted Freshmen & TransfersWA Residents Only
Future Cougars of Distinction3/4Admitted Freshmen*Open to all eligible* students

*Future Cougars of Distinction is an invitation-only program for students with qualifying credentials.

Space at all of the above events is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. All admitted student visitation programs provide programming on academic opportunities, student services as well as campus tours and residence hall tours.

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Your Plans

Full Day Visits
  • Experience WSU Feb. 25, April 1 & 15 A special spring semester event for admitted students only. Experience what it’s like to live and learn at WSU.
  • Out-of-State Experience March 25 A spring semester event for admitted non-resident students.
  • Preview for Juniors April 22 Check out potential majors, meet professors and admission counselors, and see what our Cougar Spirit is all about.
  • Fall Preview This full day of University life introduces you to our excellent academics and includes a residence hall tour, a chance to talk with current students, and more.
  • Future Cougars of Distinction March 4 An exclusive and invitation-only program for freshmen that provides top scholars an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes overview of WSU.
  • Future Cougars Embracing Diversity March 10 & 11  An opportunity for underrepresented students to see first-hand all that WSU has to offer.

Campus tours
  • Walking Tours Prospective Students, sign up for a walking campus tour.
  • Group Tours Teachers, Counselors, and Professionals, plan a visit for your class or student group.

Find the right application for you below.

  • Freshman Use this application if you anticipate graduating from high school this academic year.
  • Transfer Use this application if you have attended college since graduating from high school.
  • Scholarships Make sure to apply for scholarships along with your admission application.
  • International Use this application if you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America.
  • Returning Student If you previously enrolled at any WSU campus, and have been away for more than one semester, use this application to reapply for admission.
  • Non-Degree Use this application if you don’t intend to complete a degree at WSU and will be taking courses for personal enrichment, transfer to another college, or a teaching endorsement.
  • Post-Degree Use the post-bachelor’s application if you’ve already earned a bachelor’s degree and want to add an additional degree or certificate.
  • Online Use this application if you want to earn a WSU degree online.  See the list of degrees offered online.

Not sure? Find out more about our different applications.

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