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Through Oct. 7: Students can apply as orientation counselors

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Undergraduate students can apply through Oct. 7 to be paid ambassadors during summer Alive! sessions for new students and their parents. Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students for these orientation counselor (OC) positions. » More …

WSU orientation offers guidance for parents too

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

BumpusPULLMAN, Wash. – The transition to college can be as tough for parents as it is for students. To help parents cope, Washington State University has initiated Letting Go and Staying Connected, the final workshop during the 12 Alive! student/parent orientation sessions in June and July. » More …

New orientation visit designed for Spanish-speaking parents

By Steve Nakata, Student Affairs & Enrollment

La-Bienvenida-dad-daughter-80PULLMAN, Wash. – About 200 parents and students are registered to participate in Washington State University’s La Bienvenida program on the Pullman campus May 17-18. » More …

Online orientation for new international students

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 A still from one of the iCoug℠ Tutorial videos.

 

 

PULLMAN, Wash. – Online orientation premiered this summer to better prepare new international students before their arrival at Washington State University.

 

The multimedia iCoug℠ Tutorial uses videos, PowerPoint, avatars and other interactive tools to prepare international students for the WSU experience and to inform them of resources available to ensure success. The program provides information about visas/immigration, academic expectations, cultural adjustment, getting connected and more.

 

Leading the way

Denise Keeton, WSU Office of International Programs’ (IP) program support supervisor, attended a session on … » More …

Alive! 2013 in full swing

 

Photos by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services

 

PULLMAN, Wash. – Alive! 2013 is in full swing on the Washington State University Pullman campus, as new students go through a three-day orientation process.

Led by orientation staff, participants get a tour of the campus and a chance to meet and make friends with other incoming students.

Alive activities include:

Writing placement examination

Honors writing diagnostic exam

Meals with counselors and other students

Walking tour of downtown

Computer lab orientation

WSU Jeopardy/trivia

Overview of core curriculum, learning communities, common reading

Program, the WSU … » More …

Small army of faculty, staff guide Alive! 2010

Photos by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services, and Tim Marsh, WSU Today.  Music: “The Monkey King,” played by WSU Jazz Big Band and written by Patrick Sheng.

 

 

Article by Robert Frank, WSU Today

 

PULLMAN – Fall semester incoming students are gearing up for a successful transition via the WSU’s 21st annual Alive! orientation program.

 

During June and July, about 3,300 students and their parents will attend one of 10 two- or three-day long Alive! programs. 

 

The required program includes a wide range of activities designed to acquaint students with academic policies, programs and expectations, as well … » More …

2,900 freshman, transfer students explore WSU

PULLMAN — More than 2,900 freshman and transfer students and some 1,900 parents are expected to participate in a series of “Alive!” orientation sessions this summer at Washington State University in Pullman.Terese King, director of New Student Programs, said the focus of the “Alive” program is to help students with their transition from high school to WSU and college life. Parents and students who participate can get information about resources on campus that can help them succeed, she said.The first freshman orientation session began June 14. Remaining sessions are slated for Jun 29-July 1; July 6-8; July 11-13; July 16-18; July 20-22; July 25-27; and … » More …