New Coug Orientation

Welcome to the VanCoug family! We look forward to meeting you at orientation! Whether you are a first-year student, Running Start student, transfer or undergraduate international student, plan to complete orientation.

Orientation is required for all new undergraduates.

Get prepared for the student experience and a successful transition to WSU Vancouver.

  • Learn about resources available to help you succeed
  • Learn how to customize your education and open future career opportunities
  • Get an inside look at life at WSU Vancouver
  • Learn about exciting leadership and involvement opportunities

Why is orientation mandatory?

New Cougs are making a big commitment in time, money, and resources. Research shows students who participate in Orientation are better prepared to succeed by being set up from the beginning on how to navigate a university, learn at the college level and develop self-agency.