Media Advisory: WSU President V. Lane Rawlins and Charlene Jaeger, vice president for student affairs, will help students move into Stevens Hall from 10-11 a.m. on Sunday (Aug. 18). Rawlins also plans to help at the all-campus picnic at noon Aug. 23 at the Grimes Way Playfield. He, too, will be bagging books and supplies for students at the Bookie on Aug. 26 from 11:30 a.m.-noon.

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University President V. Lane Rawlins and Charlene Jaeger, vice president for student affairs, will be among the faculty and staff who will help students move into residence halls starting Sunday (Aug. 18).

Among those arriving on the WSU campus will be more than 400 women who plan to participate in sorority membership selection activities that begin on Monday. Through Thursday, the women will visit 14 sororities. Bid day is Friday (Aug. 23). About 200 men have registered to participate in membership recruitment and will begin to visit the 24 fraternities also on Monday.

Week of Welcome activities are planned throughout the week to introduce new students to the university. Highlights include Cougar Kickoff, set for 7 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 22) in Martin Stadium. The program includes comments from university and student leaders and a visit by the Cougar Marching Band and Butch, the university mascot. On Friday, students, faculty and staff can attend an all-campus picnic set for 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Grimes Way Playfield behind the Lighty Student Services Building. Co-sponsored by TIAA-CREF, the event is free with a WSU identification card.

Tuesday through Thursday (Aug. 20-22), students will be able to complete registration during Fall Orientation activities. Students will meet with academic advisers, register for fall semester classes and participate in several activities with other new students. Writing and mathematics placement exams also will be offered. Throughout the summer, 2,700 new freshmen and transfer students participated in Alive!, the summer orientation program. About 300 additional new students are expected to register as part of the fall program. Those who do not participate must make arrangements to meet their academic advisers before registering.

Classes begin Monday, Aug. 26.