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Orientation Programs

All incoming students (first year and transfer) must complete an orientation program.  Please select the program that best fits your needs.  If you have questions about which program is best for you, feel free to contact our office at 509-335-4242 or email us at  

Spring Alive! 

Spring Alive is an orientation and registration program designed to prepare you for the start of classes in the spring. Whether you're a freshman, transfer student, or parent, you'll find things to interest and excite you.

Orientation for students beginning Spring 2018
Dates: January 3-5, 2018

Transfer Alive!

If you're transferring from another college or university, this event helps prepare you for a successful academic and social transition to Washington State. Learn about fields of study, get help registering for classes, and find out about campus resources and services.

Orientation for students beginning Fall 2018
Dates: March 25-26, 2018

Alive! Orientation

Alive is a two and a half day program designed to prepare students for a successful start at WSU.  Students will register for classes, work with a faculty advisor to determine academic tracks, as well as connect with other students.

Orientation for students beginning Fall 2018
Dates: Multiple opportunities in June & July

Fall Alive! Orientation

Fall Alive! is an extension of the Summer Alive! program and is targeted at Out-of-State and International students.  This is also a great program for those who cannot fit Alive! into their summer schedule.  Fall Alive! takes place during the Week of Welcome and students stay in their assigned residence for the academic year.  Housing accommodations are NOT provided for students or parents/guests attending this program.  

Note: This program is a student's last chance to register for classes. If you do not attend an orientation/registration program, you will not be able to register for the Fall 2016 semester.

Orientation for students beginning Fall 2018
Dates: August 13-15, 2018