ROAR New Student Orientation

ROAR New Student Orientation

Whether you are a freshman, Running Start student, transfer or international student, plan to attend ROAR New Student Orientation. Orientation is required for all new undergraduates.

ROAR is an interactive program to prepare you for the student experience and a successful transition to WSU Vancouver.

We welcome you to the Cougar family and look forward to meeting you at ROAR!

Students starting in spring 2015

The spring 2015 New Student Orientation program will be held 4 – 6 p.m. Thursday, January 8 in the Firstenburg Student Commons.

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International Student Check-in

Before starting classes for the upcoming semester, international students must complete two mandatory requirements: ROAR New Student Orientation, and an International Student Check-in.

International Student Check-in
Thursday, January 8 2 – 3:30 p.m. Student Services Center (VSSC), Room 101

Bring your I-20, passport, visa and I-94.

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Contact Kim Hiatt at or 360-546-9563 with questions and to RSVP.

At ROAR you will:

  • Listen to faculty, advisors and other campus leaders
  • Learn how to customize your education and open future career opportunities
  • Meet fellow new students and classmates
  • Tour campus to get an inside look at life at WSU Vancouver
  • Learn about exciting leadership and involvement opportunities

Graduate Students and Non-degree-Seeking Students

Graduate students and non-degree-seeking students are not required to participate in ROAR. Some departments offer an orientation. Contact your department if you have questions about orientation or advising.


For answers, contact the ROAR team at 360-546-9118 or