Aug. 16-24: More events, structure welcome students

WOWPULLMAN, Wash. – Twice as many events will welcome new students Aug. 16-24, but activities will be structured to alleviate overlapping and competition, promote unity and help students connect to Washington State University.

The schedule will help students become familiar with WSU via a progression of events: from living communities to academics, then social identity and connection and, finally, community engagement.

New students will do more activities together and a Sunday, Aug. 24, event will specifically welcome transfer students.

For more about the WSU Week of Welcome, go to and

Some of the main events new students will attend include:

Academic Success Sessions 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, in the CUB Senior Ballroom

College Kickoff Events 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19

Coug Class Photo (followed by the Coug Connections Carnival on the mall) 4 p.m. Tuesday at Grimes Way Playfield

wsYOU Conferences 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 20 and 21. These interactive sessions and experiential opportunities are aimed at the developmental needs of first-year students in transition

Convocation (followed by the All Campus Picnic) 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Beasley Coliseum

Academic Discussion about how to make strategies from the book, “The A Game: Nine Steps to Better Grades,” work for you 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, in Todd Auditorium

Transfer Student Social 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, at CUB Reunion