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Alive Orientation at Washington State University

Alive is an action-packed two-day orientation program offered during the summer months and designed to prepare you for the start of classes in the fall. Whether you're a freshman, transfer student, or parent, you'll find things to interest and excite you.

When you attend the Alive orientation program, you can expect to:

  • Meet with advisors and other campus leaders.
  • Create your schedule and priority register for fall semester classes.
  • Learn how you can customize your education and open up future career opportunities with our 245 fields of study.
  • Tour campus and join special workshops to get an inside look at life at a world-class university.
  • Explore the exciting social and recreational activities that await you.


"I've visited the campus before, but after attending the Alive program, I really felt comfortable about making the transition to college. I know where to go, who to talk to, and what I want to do; I'm excited to get started this fall!"

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