The official university move-in begins on Wednesday, August 16. While residence hall contracts begin on Saturday, August 12, WSU highly encourages students arrive for move-in on August 16 to begin their successful college experience with Week Of Welcome events beginning that night. A few pre-arranged university programs do require early arrival and students will be notified of those dates.
Plan and Arrive
Week of Welcome and the official university move-in begin on Wednesday, August 16. While residence hall contracts begin on Saturday, August 12, WSU highly encourages students to arrive for move-in on Wednesday, August 16 to begin their successful college experience with WOW events beginning that night. There will be volunteers to assist on Saturday and Wednesday to make the moving process as smooth as possible.
A few pre-arranged university programs do require early arrival and students will be notified of those dates.
Arriving later in the week is okay too, just let us know your plans by signing up. Upon arrival at the hall, students must first check in at the front desk to get important details and their designated room assignment. Make sure to have your CougarCard ID.
Move-in Notice for August, 18:
Cougar Way will be closed between Stadium Way and D Street on Friday, August 18 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the All Campus Picnic. During this time there will not be access to the parking lots or unloading zones next to Scott/Coman Hall, Global Scholars Hall, Regents Hall, and Northside Hall.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I move in early?
Students here to participate with an authorized group, can move in early during the hours of 12 PM - 3 PM on Friday, August 11 for an extra daily housing charge.
Do we have to move in during the 8am to 5pm hours listed on the web site?
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 on Saturday, August 12 and Wednesday, August 16.
Week of Welcome!
Week of Welcome supports students’ transition to and retention at Washington State University by:
- Assisting in the development of an identity and a relationship with the university, specific colleges and departments, peers, staff and community.
- Promoting awareness of educational and co-curricular opportunities and laying the foundation for scholastic and civic engagement throughout college.
- Creating an atmosphere that minimizes anxiety, promotes positive attitudes, and stimulates an environment for learning.
- Providing healthy, active and engaging events for students as they adjust to college life in Pullman.