New Coug Orientation

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

Get prepared for your 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 if they understand how to navigate a university, learn at the college level and build community.

First-year New Coug Orientation

If you are a first-year student, you will attend a two-day orientation program that focuses on the first-year experience at WSU Vancouver. You are expected to attend both orientation days.

Transfer New Coug Orientation

If you are a transfer student, you will attend a one-day orientation program that focuses on the transfer experience at WSU Vancouver. If you are an international student, you must complete both a New Coug Orientation and the International Student Tutorial.

Event Accommodations

If you have a disability or condition that requires accessible materials, furniture, services or assistance, complete the online event accommodation request form as soon as possible to help us better understand your specific access needs. If you have questions, contact the Access Center at 360-546-9739 or van.access.center@wsu.edu.