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PACK Prepare

PACK is designed to help ease your transition into college life at WOU. We’re breaking down the steps over the next few months so that you don’t have to try and get it all done in one day. On this page, you’ll find more information about the Prepare step of the program. We’ve outlined some things you can do from home so that you’re prepared to join us in the fall!

How can I prepare? 

Here’s what comes next!

Click here to take the MyMajors Assessment. This is a survey designed to help you determine what possible careers will be a good match for you, and which WOU majors will help get you there!

Click here to reserve your spot in Housing. Western Oregon has a first-year live-on requirement. Find out more about living on campus here

Accept your financial aid award or apply for the FAFSA. You can access MyFinAid in your WOU Portal to accept your award.

Click here to apply for the Honors Program! Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but typically all spots are filled by July.

Click here to apply to be a part of TRIO! This is a great resource that provides additional support year-round, free First-Year Seminar classes, and more! 

– Check out our two-week residential orientation program, Destination Western. This program is designed to support students in math, writing, or the social adjustment of entering college. Applications will open in June!

Contact the department of New Student and Family Programs

orientation@wou.edu | (503) 838-9482 | M-F, 9am-5pm | Virtually & On Campus (WUC 210)