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Family & Supporter Orientation

Overview

Family & Supporter Orientation has virtual and in-person experiences. Families will have access to interactive webinar presentations, recorded content, and in-person (June/July) experiences. Topics will include housing and dining, move-in information, involvement, billing and payments, academics, student health and wellness, global community, student care and concern, how to be a Coug family, and more.

Schedules for Family & Supporters At a Glance

Please find our Family and Supporter orientation schedules below. NOTE: A detailed schedule will be provided at orientation Check-In.

If you have questions, contact the Office of New Student Programs at 509-335-4242 or orientation@wsu.edu.

Program Dates

ProgramDates
La Bienvenida – Orientación en EspañolMay 14 – 15, 2022
Session #1 – General OrientationJune 7 – 9, 2022
Session #2 – General OrientationJune 11 – 13, 2022
Session #3 – General OrientationJune 15 – 17, 2022 FULL*
Session #4 – General OrientationJune 22 – 24, 2022 FULL*
Session #5 – Transfer OrientationJune 26 – 27, 2022
Session #6 – General OrientationJune 29 – July 1, 2022 FULL*
Session #7 – General OrientationJuly 6 – 8, 2022 FULL*
Session #8 – Transfer OrientationJuly 10 – 11, 2022
Session #9 – General OrientationJuly 13 – 15, 2022 FULL*
Session #10 – General OrientationJuly 18 – 20, 2022
Hawai‘i Orientation July 23, 2022
Session #11 – General OrientationJuly 27 – 29, 2022
Session #12 – General Fall OrientationAugust 13 – 15, 2022
Session 12 has limited capacity and priority is given to international and out-of-state students, and students demonstrating financial need. Also, if you have a medical reason, military service, mission work, or financial hardship that prevents you from attending a summer (June/July) orientation session, you may request admittance to fall orientation. Please email orientation@wsu.edu or call us 509.335.4242 with your request.

*Sessions that indicate FULL are, as of this date 6/16/22, are unavailable for registration as we have hit capacity. We welcome you to register for an available orientation session.

Housing Accommodations

Housing is not provided for families and supporters during orientation. Families are invited to book local accommodations in Pullman and the surrounding areas Moscow, Colfax, Lewiston, or Clarkston visit our Travel Guide. Learn more about Summer in Pullman.

Program Topics

  • Role of a Coug family
  • Student requirements, including placement exams and transcripts
  • Letting go presentations
  • Faculty expectations
  • Housing, dining, and move-in
  • Student, family & supporter involvement
  • Mental health resources
  • Tutoring

Registration

Registration for Family and Supporter Orientation can be completed when your student registers for New Coug Orientation.

Coug Family and Supporter Swag

We will provide a swag bag for each registered household.

Recorded Webinars

Housing & Orientation: April 13, 2022

ALEKS Math & Writing Placement: April 14, 2022

Housing & Orientation: April 28, 2022

Family & Supporter Orientation Webinar: June 1, 2022