PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s final fall orientation for its Pullman campus will run from Aug. 15 to Aug.17 for entering freshman and transfer students who earlier were unable to attend one of the university’s Alive! summer orientation sessions. Classes on the Pullman campus are set to begin Aug. 23.

Students attending fall orientation will be able to register for fall semester classes, explore possible academic majors, become familiar with academic expectations and extracurricular opportunities, and learn more about campus life.

“We strongly encourage new students to attend the fall orientation,” said Alton Jamison, associate vice president for educational development. “Attendance is a small but important first step to a strong start in your college career at WSU.”

Those attending the orientation should check in at the Compton Union Building between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Aug. 15 and also plan to move into their residence hall on that date. Residence halls will open at 10 a.m. Students planning to arrive prior to Aug. 15 should contact the WSU Housing Office at (509) 335-4577 to make other arrangements.

A series of afternoon workshops beginning at 1 p.m. Aug. 16 will allow students to learn more about academic life at WSU, honors student program registration, general education program requirements and tentative fall semester scheduling.

A series of evening workshops beginning at 6 p.m. that same day will offer students information on preparing for classes and academic expectations, extracurricular programs and activities, and transitioning into the campus environment.

From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 17, students will have an opportunity to meet with an academic adviser to plan fall semester schedules, tour the campus to become familiar with the university and its facilities, and take part in activities and discussions related to diversity.