Move In

Move In

Washington State University’s official move-in begins on Saturday, August 10, when staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions and help students unload. Week of Welcome events will begin that week, with events that help students meet people and get to know campus. A few pre-arranged university programs require early arrival, and students will be notified of those dates.

  • Plan and Arrive

    While WSU’s official move-in begins on Saturday, Aug. 10, students are also welcome to arrive later in the week. 

    After arriving at their residence hall, students must first check in at the front desk, where they will receive their room assignment. Students, please be sure to bring your CougarCard ID.

    Also, keep in mind that pets are not allowed in the residence halls when moving in.

    For specific information about moving into your hall, visit the Housing and Residence Life website and select your hall. Move-in information is listed in the last section at the bottom of the page.

  • Week of Welcome!

    Week of Welcome (WOW) supports students’ successful transition to Washington State University. During WOW, students will have the opportunity to:

    • Develop a relationship with WSU, specific colleges and departments, peers, staff and community.
    • Learn about educational and co-curricular opportunities and lay a foundation for scholastic achievement and civic engagement throughout college.
    • Participate in healthy, active, and fun events that minimize anxiety, promote positive attitudes, and help students adjust to college life in Pullman.

    Learn more about Week of Welcome.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I move in early?

    Students here to participate in authorized group activities can move in early during the hours of 12 – 3 p.m. on Friday, August 9 for an extra daily housing charge.

    Do we have to move in during the 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. hours listed on the website?

    No, but the desk might not be open if you arrive later in the evening, so call the RA on duty to help you get checked in.

    Will any volunteers be able to help us move in?

    Yes, volunteers will be on hand to assist you on Saturday, Aug. 10.

    Where can I find specific information about moving into my hall?

    You can find specific information about moving into your hall at the housing website. Select your hall from the menu on the left. Information about check-in, unloading, bed-lofting, and much more is listed in the last section at the bottom of your hall page.

Week of Welcome

WSU's Move In App will help you navigate campus, find dining choices and view a calendar of all events.
Get the app here!

Be here!

Week of Welcome is all about getting to know campus, meeting other Cougs, and getting ready for your next academic adventure!


Incoming students stand in parking lot

When you arrive at your hall, check in at the front desk. Bring your CougarCard ID!

Student unloading car top carrier

Unloading zones will be available to help get students’ belongings from the car to the residence hall as quickly as possible.

Students loading sidewalk carts with luggage

Volunteers will be in matching t-shirts and are there to help you.

Volunteer in wsu shirt helping carry items

Hundreds of WSU students, faculty, and staff will be helping at each residence hall to make the moving process quick and easy.

Luggage in luggage cart

Students and faculty love to get to know new students. Feel free to ask them questions about campus life.

Student unloading box from car

Check out the housing website for a list of items students should and should not bring to campus.

Butch Cougar mascot riding in cart

Don’t forget to dress for the warm weather, take breaks, and drink lots of water.