Hawai‘i Orientation Program

What is Hawai‘i New Coug Orientation?

Hawai‘i New Coug Orientation is an orientation session created for Hawai‘i and Pacific Islander Cougs and their families hosted on the island of O’ahu. The program centers on student experiences as they prepare for the transition to college and life in Pullman, WA. 

New Coug Orientation is a required program for all new students attending Washington State University. You’ll take part in learning modules, view college and department presentations, learn about student life, learn about campus resources, and meet with an academic advisor and finalize your class schedule. Attending Hawai‘i New Coug Orientation will fulfill your New Coug Orientation requirement. You will interact with current students and WSU Alumni from Hawai‘i who will guide you through the program. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, make new friends, and fully immerse yourself in being a Coug.

Saturday, June 22, 2024
8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii
91-3257 Kualakai Parkway
Ewa Beach, Hawai‘i 96706

Family and Supporter Orientation

We encourage families and supporters to learn more about the university, academics, and resources by attending our Family & Supporter Orientation focused on your role in supporting your New Coug in their transition to WSU.

*Families and supporters will attend a unique track, separate from their student.


Schedule at a Glance

Schedule is subject to change without notice. Please check often for updates. A detailed schedule will be provided at Orientation Check-in.

  • 7:30 – 8:15 a.m. | Orientation Check-In and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:15 – 9:20 a.m. | Hawai‘i New Coug Orientation Welcome 
  • 9:20 – 10:10 a.m. | Foundations of Your Academic Journey 
  • 10:10 – 10:50 a.m. | What you Need to Know about Financial Aid  
  • 10:50 – 11:25 a.m. | Energizer
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Lunch hosted by the WSU Alumni Association-Hawai‘i Chapter
  • 12:25 – 2:55 p.m. | Informational Workshops
  • 3:00 – 3:35 p.m. | Energizer
  • 3:40 – 5:25 p.m.| Academic Success and Advising
  • 5:25 – 6:00 p.m. | Small Group Activity: Transitioning to WSU
  • 6:00 p.m. | Dinner
  • 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. | What’s Next & Week of Welcome Overview
  • 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Closing Programs & Student Organization Meet & Greet

Family/Supporter Schedule at a Glance

  • 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM | Orientation Check-in & Continental breakfast 
  • 8:15 – 9:20 AM | Hawai‘i New Coug Orientation Welcome 
  • 9:20 – 10:10 AM | Foundations of Your Academic Journey 
  • 10:10 – 10:50 AM | What you Need to Know about Financial Aid 
  • 10:50 – 11:25 AM | Navigating Pullman Overview 
  • 11:30 – 12:15 PM | Lunch hosted by the WSU Alumni Association-Hawai‘i Chapter  
  • 12:25 – 5:00 PM | Informational Workshops 
  • 5:00 – 6:00 PM | Supporting Your Student Panel 
  • 6:00 PM | Dinner 
  • 6:30 – 7:00 PM | What’s Next & Week of Welcome Overview 
  • 7:00 – 8:00 PM | Closing Programs & Student Organization Meet & Greet 

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