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The Cougar welcome wagon
August 13, 2018

Students arriving for the new academic year are being welcomed with movies, free food, concerts and more across the WSU system.

Aug. 16-24: More events, structure welcome students
August 12, 2014

WOWPULLMAN, Wash. – Twice as many events will welcome new students Aug. 16-24, but activities will be structured to alleviate overlapping and competition, promote unity and help students connect to Washington State University.

Aug. 19-23: Events introduce community service options
August 12, 2014

By Erin McIlreath, Center for Civic Engagement

WOWPULLMAN, Wash. – Students, staff and faculty looking for community involvement can learn about opportunities at three events hosted by the Washington State University Center for Civic Engagement during Week of Welcome.

Students, employees, visiting lawmakers welcomed to WSU
August 15, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s Week of Welcome is in full gear! With the help of family and friends, students are moving into residence halls, fraternity and sorority houses and off-campus apartments. In Pullman, the Bookie is busy and Pullman Transit buses are full. Similar events are happening at our campuses in Vancouver, Spokane and the Tri-Cities.


Read all of President Elson S. Floyd’s Perspectives column at

Collision of color greets returning students
August 12, 2013

Photos by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services



PULLMAN, Wash. – Runners starting in bright white T-shirts completed their races wearing all the colors of the rainbow in the first Color Me Coug 5K Sunday at Washington State University.


Part of the Week of Welcome for new and returning students, the event was hosted by the WSU Outdoor Recreation Center. Along the route, race staff placed at “color stations” sent clouds of bright-hued cornstarch into racers’ paths.