ROAR New Student Orientation

Group of students smiling at camera. ROAR New Student Orientation.

Students starting in 2017

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

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.

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

  • Hear from 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

Freshman students

I anticipate graduating or have graduated from high school and have not been enrolled in college after the summer following high school graduation.

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Transfer students

I am not currently in high school and have attended an accredited college or university after high school graduation (not including the summer immediately following graduation).

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Running Start?

The number of credits you have completed will determine which orientation program you need to attend, and whether you also need to attend Advising and Registration. ROAR staff will make this determination and you will receive an email inviting you to sign up and indicate your preferred session.

Graduate, non-degree and international students

I am attending WSU Vancouver as a graduate, non-degree or international student.

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Family program

I am the parent, family member or supporting adult of a new WSU Vancouver student.

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