Requiring all new students (first-year and transfer) to attend an orientation program provides Washington State University Pullman the opportunity to share with students the university’s mission, goals, values, and academic expectations; discuss academic policies, procedures, and programs; review costs, in terms of both dollars and personal commitment; and expose you to valuable resources and campus-support services.
Pick the session that works best for you. You will have the chance to learn about the university, academic programs, student life, advising, and leave the program registered for your schedule of classes.
Before you register for orientation, you should have accepted your offer of admission and paid the $200 advance tuition deposit. Please allow 24-48 hours for your profile to update to register for orientation. This is a different fee than the mandatory $250 matriculation fee for orientation programs. If you haven’t made your payment or are unsure, you can find this information in myWSU . If you have any questions about your admission status, please call 1-888-GO-TO-WSU (1-888-468-6978).
Guests are required to find their own accommodations off campus. For a list of where to stay, please visit the Where to Stay page in the Pullman, Washington Chamber of Commerce website.
Fall 2022 admitted students
March 30 – 31, 2022 (Transfer)
La Bienvenida (orientación en Español/Spanish language orientation): May/Mayo 14-15, 2022
Session #1 June 7 – 9, 2022
Session #2 June 11 – 13, 2022
*Session #3 June 15 – 17, 2022 – FULL*
*Session #4 June 22 – 24, 2022 – FULL*
Session #5 June 26 – 27, 2022 (Transfer)
*Session #6 June 29 – July 1, 2022 – FULL*
*Session #7 July 6 – 8, 2022 – FULL*
Session #8 July 10 – 11, 2022 (Transfer)
*Session #9 July 13 – 15, 2022 – FULL*
Session #10 July 18 – 20, 2022 – FULL*
Hawaii Orientation: July 23, 2022
Session #11 July 27 – 29, 2022
Session #12 August 13 – 15, 2022
The schedules for New Coug Orientation and Fraternity/Sorority Recruitment both have many required components. Because of this, students wanting to participate in Fraternity and Sorority Recruitment must participate in an earlier New Coug Orientation and avoid the Fall New Coug Orientation. Students are not able to do both Fall NCO and FSL Recruitment at the same time.
Only students who are residents of Hawaii can register for the Hawaii Orientation program. This program will meet the orientation requirement. Students will be advised and registered for classes during the program.
If you experience any difficulties or questions, please call New Student Programs at 509-335-4242 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
All new WSU students are required to take the writing and math placement exams, unless they have received qualifying college-level credit. Students in the Honors College do not need to take the writing placement assessment. If you plan to enroll in a foreign language course, you’ll need to take the foreign language placement test as well.
Math Assessment & Writing Assessment are open now!