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New Student Week

Before you dive into your first term of classes, we have a jam-packed week of exciting activities to help you become acclimated to campus life. From speakers, to socials, to signing your name on the sidewalk, join your fellow new wolves to begin making your mark at WOU!

What Happens During New Student Week?

We’re glad you asked!

New Student Week, or NSW for short, takes place the week before fall term classes begin. Throughout the week, current students will lead the way through a variety of activities to help you become more familiar with WOU and everything that happens here. We’ve had everything from motivational speakers, resource fairs, hypnotists, drive-in movies, and more (but we don’t want to spoil the surprises)! You’ll get to meet other incoming students and form connections while learning what it means to be a wolf. We can’t wait to see you there!

New Student Week 2021 will take place from September 19th-25th, 2021.

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact the new student orientation PLUS Team at


Check out some of our past New Student Week adventures!

Contact the department of New Student and Family Programs | (503) 838-9482 | M-F, 9am-5pm | Virtually & On Campus (WUC 210)