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WOU Said Yes! 

Welcome to our pack!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Western Oregon University! Whether you’re a freshman or a transfer student, this page will help you understand what happens now. It’s easy to get started on your successful transition to WOU.

Learn more about your next steps for enrolling at WOU by scrolling below.

Learn about Orientation

PACK Welcome (Prepare, Advise, Connect, Know) is a series of orientation activities for admitted students. With personalized academic advising and a team dedicated to helping you prepare for campus life, PACK Welcome is your opportunity to get a jumpstart on your journey at Western. 

Intent to Register: Fall 2022

We are excited to have you join our Wolf Pack at WOU! We’re confident you’ll find the support, resources and community you need at WOU to earn your degree and find your career. If you are a Fall 2022 applicant, let us know your plans!

Access WOU Portal & Email

  • Go to wou.edu/accountlookup to create your online WOU Portal account. The Portal is where you will find a variety of important university services and information, including your student e-mail and financial aid, so be sure to remember your username and password! Note: This login information is different from the username/password created for your online admissions application.
  • Set up your student email account.
  • If you have trouble creating your Portal account, contact Admissions at admissions@wou.edu or at 503-838-8211.

Complete Financial Aid

  • Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as Oct 1st, but no later than Feb. 1 for our early filing date. WOU’s FAFSA school code is 003209.
  • Check your WOU email account often to see if Financial Aid needs any additional information to give you a formal aid packet.
  • Watch your mailbox between mid-March and mid-April for your formal offer of financial aid.
  • Learn more about your rights and responsibilities as a financial aid recipient.

Apply for Scholarships

  • Apply for WOU scholarships through your Portal no later than March 1 at 5 p.m. A list of scholarships and eligibility criteria is available at wou.edu/scholarships.
  • Merit Awards are available to all admitted students with a 3.0+ GPA upon admission.
  • Review the terms and conditions of your scholarships, then accept or decline them on your financial aid packet.

Apply for Housing

  • We encourage you to apply for on-campus housing  as soon as possible to increase your chances of getting into your preferred hall.  We begin accepting Housing Reservation Forms for the following year beginning October 1st. Housing Options  can be viewed online.
  • Students who graduate from high school within one year of starting at WOU– regardless of class standing– are required to live on campus for the full academic year. For exemptions see our First-Year Live-in Requirement Policy
  • Check your WOU email often. University Housing will communicate with you through your WOU email leading up to your move-in date and throughout the academic year.

Enroll & Orientation Information

  • Intent to Enroll: Admitted students are required to notify WOU of their decision to enroll fall term, defer to a later term or cancel their admission using the Intent to Register form. The Intent to Enroll form will be also emailed to all admitted students.
  • PACK Welcome Events: PACK Welcome (Prepare, Advise, Connect, Know) is a series of orientation activities for admitted students beginning in the summer or fall. With personalized academic advising and a team dedicated to helping you prepare for campus life, PACK Welcome is your opportunity to get a jumpstart on your journey at Western.

Complete Required Documents

  • Transcripts: Before Sept. 1, freshmen must submit final official high school transcripts with senior year grades and graduation date. They also should submit any college or university transcripts and AP/IB scores. Transfer students must submit official transcripts from every institution they have attended. The Sept. 1 deadline applies even for students who take summer courses.
  • Revolving Charge Account Contract: The revolving charge contract is a student’s promise to pay their charges. It is a required form for all students. It also outlines the option to pay installments as well. The revolving charge contract is accessible on a student’s main WOU Portal page. It is located in the Business Services channel. 
  • Health History Form and Immunization Information: WOU is required by law to ensure all students have submitted a health history and immunization records. Submit these items to the Student Health and Counseling Center on campus.

Contact us

admissions@wou.edu  |  503-838-8211  |  1-877-877-1593 (toll-free)  |  Location: Welcome Center