Welcome, New Cougs!

We are so excited you are part of the WSU College of Arts and Sciences family!

All WSU students, not just freshmen, are welcome to attend the Week of Welcome College Kickoff.

Go Cougs!

Week of Welcome. Presented by BECU.

College of Arts and Sciences Kickoff

Thursday, August 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the CUB Ballroom

We have the best warm up act on campus: the Cougar Marching Band! Be on time for some great music and, of course, the WSU Fight Song!

Register Today!

Complete your registration form by the end of the day on Sunday, August 20, (midnight) and you’ll be entered to win one of several raffle prizes!


Let me know!

Arlene Parkay
Assistant Director of Recruitment & Retention

CAS Passports

When you arrive at the CUB Ballroom, you will find a passport on your chair. After the Marching Band and a brief message from the dean, your passport will guide you to eight different tables to complete an activity or gather information. Once you participate, you’ll receive a stamp on your passport.

Visit one more table to fill in the “Your Choice” spot and when your passport is full, turn it in for another chance to win a door prize! The drawing will occur on Saturday, August 19 and all winners will be notified at that time.

Explore as many areas as you wish. Be on the look out for extracurricular opportunities, too, including study abroad, internships, undergraduate research, leadership, student involvement, and civic engagement.

Who Will Be There?

All students are welcome to visit with faculty and staff to learn about degrees, student clubs, research and creative opportunities, and more!

The deadline to register is Sunday, August 20 at Midnight.

  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Comparative Ethnic Studies
  • Criminal Justice & Criminology
  • Data Analytics
  • Digital Technology & Culture
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences
    (Earth Science, Environmental & Ecosystem Science, Forestry, Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Science)
  • English
  • Foreign Languages & Cultures
  • History
  • Human Biology
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Women’s Studies
  • Zoology

Your CAS Student Ambassadors

Look for the students in the matching black shirts! The CAS student ambassadors come from all across our academic programs. They represent the college at recruitment and alumni programs, and help make college-wide events successful. In addition, ambassadors plan and sponsor events and programs designed to meet the needs and interests of WSU students. Applications for the next class of ambassadors will open on Monday, October 16, 2023.