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Family & Supporter Orientation


Family & Supporter Orientation will be hosted June – September. Families will have access to bi-monthly live, interactive presentations, recorded content, and in-person 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, COVID-19 updates, and more.

New Student Programs is working to outline the full scope of the program for Spring 2022 and Summer 2022. Please come back for more information in February 2022.

If you have questions, contact the Office of New Student Programs at (509) 335-4242 or

Program Dates

The Family & Supporter Alive program costs are being determined based on the program outline.

Local Accommodations

Families are invited to book local accommodations in Pullman and the surrounding areas Moscow, Colfax, Lewiston or Clarkston. 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

Family & Supporter Online Community

Families and Supporters will be given access to an online community providing information about services and resources at Washington State University – Pullman. The community will have recorded presentations, a digital version of the Family & Supporter Resource Guide, videos, and more!


More Information Coming Soon!

Printed Materials & Swag

We will provide a swag bag for each registered household. If you are not able to pick up the bag, we will mail it to you. The bag has:

  • Family and Supporter Orientation Wall Calendar
  • Family and Supporter Resource Guide
  • Washington State University Reusable Grocery Bag
  • Relaxation Station During Move-In