Join us for Preview Days!

Virtual Preview Days—Jan. 21, 22 and 23

Learn about WSU Vancouver through a variety of recorded presentations and live Q&A sessions with students, faculty and staff. Participate in the sessions that interest you most.

Free and open to the public. Guests will be entered into a drawing to win WSU Vancouver giveaways. Register to get your link to attend!



For answers, contact the Cougar Center at 360-546-9779 or

Event accommodations

If you have a disability or condition that requires special materials, furniture, services or assistance, please complete the online event accommodation request form as soon as possible to help us better understand your specific needs. If you have additional questions, contact the Access Center at 360-546-9238 or

Agenda of events

The agenda of events is the same each day. Participate in the sessions that interest you most when it works best for you.

  • 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21
  • Noon to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22
  • 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23

Welcome and agenda overview

Chancellor Mel Netzhammer and student leaders

Kick off the afternoon with an introduction to WSU Vancouver. You'll hear from the Chancellor and three student leaders about the history and mission of WSU Vancouver, student life and campus resources. You'll also get a preview the rest of the day's agenda, so you can choose which sessions to attend.

Admissions overview

Colton Lindelof, Assistant Director of Admissions

Whether you're ready to apply now or plan ahead, this session will introduce you to WSU Vancouver admission requirements, application next steps and important deadlines.

Financial aid basics

Kim McDougal, Financial Aid Outreach Counselor

Learn how YOU can afford college. Understanding the costs of college and how to access financial aid can be daunting, but this session will break it down for you. You'll get tips on submitting the FAFSA or WASFA, and learn the difference between grants, scholarships, work study and loans.

Admissions and financial aid live Q&A

WSU Vancouver admissions and financial aid counselors

Don't worry... you're not the only one with more admissions and financial aid questions. Ask the experts during this live Q&A session and learn how else we can help you through the process of applying for admission and aid.

Virtual fair: academic departments and student resources

Academic department and student resource representatives

Curious about what makes WSU Vancouver's academic programs unique or which resources will help you be successful as a student? Check out the available Zoom rooms, and drop in to talk with faculty, staff and students who can tell you more about life as a VanCoug.

"Get It Done!"—Optional application & financial aid help

WSU Vancouver admissions and financial aid counselors

Get live assistance to finish your admissions application, review college credit equivalencies, or submit financial aid/verification documents. Application fee waivers will be available for those who qualify. All students who submit an admissions application for an upcoming term at this session will receive WSU Vancouver giveaways!

Session access information will be emailed to all registrants. Register now!

Andrew Nevue

"WSU Vancouver is a gem of a college, with 351 beautiful acres of greenery, professors who care about your success and small class sizes. It is hard to believe all of this is within 12 minutes of my house."

—Andrew Nevue, B.A., digital technology and culture

Learn the admissions process

Learn about admission requirements and how to apply from a WSU Vancouver expert.

Speak with current students

This is your chance to ask WSU Vancouver Student Ambassadors about student life, academics and services! They can also give you tips on how to enhance your educational experience.

Learn about academic and student life

Hear from university faculty and staff and ask individual questions about your specific interest area. Learn about student involvement opportunities.