Sign up for New Coug Orientation

Welcome, New Coug!

We are excited you have chosen to register for New Coug Orientation. During orientation, you will discover 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 learn about valuable resources and campus-support services. You will leave the program registered for classes and ready to start your adventure as a Coug.

Have you confirmed your enrollment and activated your Okta account?

Before you register for orientation, confirm your enrollment for in your FutureCoug Portal Please allow up to 24 hours for your account to update after confirming your enrollment to register for orientation. If you have any questions about your admission status, please call 1-888-GO-TO-WSU (1-888-468-6978).

You will use your Okta account to log in to register for Orientation. Your Okta account activation email was sent from “Okta.” If you have trouble with finding the email or your Okta account, reach out to Crimson Service Desk 509-335-4357 or

Watch this video for help getting started.

Summer 2024 registration is now open. New Coug Orientation is a required program for all new students. La Bienvenida, Hawai‘i, Summer and Fall 2024 New Coug Orientation sessions are intended for students admitted to WSU for the Fall 2024 term.

New Coug Orientation Dates

Summer Sessions 2024 
Session 1 – La Bienvenida – Orientación en Español | EVENT CONCLUDEDMay 18 – 19
Session 2 – Summer Orientation | EVENT FULLJune 17 – 18
Session 3 – Hawai‘i OrientationJune 22
Session 4 – Summer Orientation | EVENT FULLJune 26 – 27
Session 5 – Summer Orientation | EVENT FULLJune 30 – July 1
Session 6 – Summer Orientation | EVENT FULLJuly 10 – 11
Session 7 – Summer Orientation | EVENT FULLJuly 14 – 15
Session 8 – Summer OrientationJuly 17 – 18
Session 9 – Summer OrientationJuly 21 – 22
Session 10 – Summer OrientationJuly 25 – 26
Fall Session 2024
Session 11 – Fall Orientation* (see note below)August 11 – 12
Session 12 – Week of Welcome Orientation** (see note below)August 15 – 16


  • *Space is limited for Fall Orientation. International students and out of state students from more than 400 miles away from Pullman will have priority in registering for this session. Please be prepared to move in to your residence hall or apartment before Fall Orientation begins. Unlike Summer Orientation, no supplemental housing will be available for Fall Orientation.
  • **Registration for Week of Welcome Orientation is only open to transfer and international students. Students registered for this session must complete academic advising and register for classes before arriving for move in and orientation. Details to complete advising and registration virtually will be emailed to you after registering for this session. Advising and course registration guidance will not be available on-site during this session.
  • We want to support you. If you require physical, housing, dining, or any other accommodations, please make sure to register at least two weeks before the start of the session.

If you experience any difficulties or questions, please call New Coug Orientation at 509-335-4242 or e-mail