First-Year Student Opportunities

The First-Year Programs is happy to host workshops and social events for new students as they transition into WSU’s campus community. Please check our website regularly to RSVP for events hosted throughout each semester.

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First-Year Programs

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During the first two weeks of the semester, you will have a chance to participate in many activities coordinated by Student Involvement. The more events you attend, the more you will learn about our campus and what is available academically and socially to you (and the more WSU swag you will collect!).

Clash of the CollegesClash of the Colleges
It's on! This annual event includes inflatables, relay races, water balloons, team sports and a competition between academic colleges to determine who rules the school. Come by yourself or with a group of other new students for a night of fun!

Transition TuesdayTransition Tuesdays
Hosted in the fall and spring semesters, Transition Tuesdays are monthly programs that address various issues our students face as they transition to college.

WSU ReadsWSU Reads
The WSU Reads program has selected the book "Start Something That Matters" by Blake Mycoskie, founder and Chief Shoe Giver for TOMS. This book will be used for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years.


Pancakes and Pajamas
By the time mid-term comes around, you will be ready for a pajama party! Join us for some fun and great food at this bi-annual event each fall and spring semester in Shocker Sports Grill and Lanes.

Shocker Season

Shocker Season Starter
Shocker Basketball – it’s kind of a big deal. Keep an eye out for this pre-game pep rally prior to the season opener of Shocker Men’s Basketball season. There will be free food, lots of spirit and loads of activities and free stuff to get you pumped up!

Syllabus Party

Syllabus Party
At the beginning of each semester, come to the Syllabus Party to pick up a free planner to organize class projects, papers and exams. Student Success staff will be available to give time management strategies and organizational tips. Students can bring their own planners or phone calendars if that’s what they prefer to use.


Find Your Story: Academic Convocation
Academic Convocation blends WSU Reads with other student learning and engagement opportunities. At orientation, students receive a copy of the common read book. This book is used throughout the year in various classes, involvement and service events.

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