OSI Annual Events

The growth and development of Washington State University Vancouver has led to many new events and opportunities for people to engage on and off campus. Several programs and events have become favorites of the students, campus and local community and OSI is proud to coordinate some of these successful activities. We want to see you participate in all of them before you graduate.

Cougar Leadership Series

This leadership series is a partnership between the Office of Student Involvement (OSI) and the Associated Students of Washington State University Vancouver (ASWSUV). The OSI programming intern and the ASWSUV director of leadership development collaborate in an effort to develop and execute leadership programming for the students of WSU Vancouver. Several events are planned throughout the year.

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Back-to-School BBQ & Field Day

One of the largest and most fun events of the year. Enjoy free Hawaiian BBQ, scale a rock wall, race a giant trike and hang-out with your VanCougs!

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Involvement Fair

Attending is a campus tradition! This fall and spring event brings together active student organizations, campus departments and other groups who offer opportunities for student involvement and employment.

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Mt. Bachelor Ski Trip

Annual ski trip to Mt. Bachelor. Traditionally scheduled the weekend after Presidents' weekend in February.

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New Student Outdoor Adventure

A weekend of camping, hiking and paddling in some beautiful local outdoor areas for new VanCougs! The New Student Outdoor Adventure (NSOA) is the perfect opportunity to connect with other students before your first week of class.

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Public Affairs Lecture Series

Renowned guest lecturers speaking on matters of social concern.

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Student Leadership Recognition Program

A program to honor students who have exhibited excellence in leadership at WSU Vancouver.

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Travel Café

Travel Café is an event showcasing the art of photography by our very own students, faculty and staff.

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Women of Distinction

Women of Distinction provides a venue for the celebration of Women’s History Month, observed in March, and recognizes women who have made a difference in the lives of others.

Learn more about Women of Distinction