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 Accepted Your Offer of Admission?

Before you register for orientation, accept your offer of admission and pay the $200 tuition deposit or request a deferral by connecting with your admission counselor. Please allow up to 48 hours for your account to update after accepting your offer to register for orientation. This fee may also be deferred upon registration. If you haven’t made your payment or are unsure, you can find this information in myWSU or, if you have any questions about your admission status, please call 1-888-GO-TO-WSU (1-888-468-6978).

New Coug Orientation Dates

Session 1 – Transfer OrientationSunday, March 26-Monday, March 27
Session 2 – La Bienvenida – Orientación en EspañolSaturday, May 20-Sunday, May 21
Summer Sessions 
Session 3 – Hawai‘i OrientationSaturday, June 3 
Session 4 – General Orientation Wednesday, June 7-Friday, June 9
Session 5 – General OrientationTuesday, June 13-Thursday, June 15 *FULL*
Session 6 – General OrientationTuesday, June 20-Thursday, June 22 *FULL*
Session 7 – General OrientationMonday, June 26-Wednesday, June 28 *FULL*
Session 8 – General OrientationSaturday, July 8-Monday, July 10 *FULL*
Session 9 – General OrientationTuesday, July 11-Thursday, July 13 *FULL*
Session 10 – General OrientationSunday, July 16-Tuesday, July 18 *FULL*
Session 11 – Transfer OrientationThursday, July 20-Friday, July 21
Session 12 – General OrientationSaturday, July 22-Monday, July 24
Session 13 – General OrientationWednesday, July 26-Friday, July 28
Session 14 – Fall Orientation*** (see note below)Saturday, August 12-Monday, August 14


  • ***Students participating in Fraternity/Sorority recruitment are not able to participate in Fall Orientation due to overlapping schedules. Be prepared to move in to your residence hall before Fall Orientation begins. Unlike Summer Orientation, no supplemental housing will be available for Fall Orientation.
  • Students eligible for Transfer Orientation have at least 27 semester or 40 quarter credits, post-high school. Transfer students may attend any session. Students with college-level work taken while in high school need to attend a general orientation program.
  • 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