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PACK Welcome

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. Check out the timeline below for more information!


Students will engage in a personal assessment called MyMajors to identify career goals they may want to explore, as well as which WOU majors are the best fit for these goals. Students will also complete additional important steps on their journey to becoming a wolf, including reserving their housing, finalizing financial aid, and applying for programs like Honors and TRiO.


Students will meet with an academic advisor to review their assessment results, understand degree requirements, and explore and register for classes for their incoming term. These appointments can be completed virtually or on campus and are scheduled by students themselves, allowing for flexibility in timing and location.


Students will participate in an on-campus PACK Connect Day where they can connect with campus resources and fellow new Wolves. The events will be held in July with exact dates coming soon. You will need to sign both yourself and your guests up for just one event.

Know: PACK Welcome 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!

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