New WSU Spokane students to receive Cougar welcome as they arrive on campus Aug 17

Thursday, August 17, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. -- About 400 students will go through new student orientation Thursday, Aug. 17, on the Washington State University campus in Spokane, starting with a spirit line that will include pom-poms, welcome signs and cheering. Attendees include the first class of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and a number of students from Eastern Washington University who are enrolled in programs on the Spokane campus. Following are a list of events.

WHAT: Spirit line of people welcoming students to campus

WHEN: 7:45-8:30 a.m.

WHERE:  Spokane Falls Blvd. in the center of campus


WHAT: Check-in and Adventure Fair. New students will learn and have fun as they: make their own trail mix with Nutrition/Exercise students; get smart with Smarties from pharmacy students; roll the dice for Dental Hygiene with students from that program; use a manikin to learn about throat examinations from Speech and Hearing students.

WHEN: 8:30-9:20 a.m.

WHERE: CCRS Building (Center for Clinical Research and Simulation), 412 Spokane Falls Blvd.


WHAT: Welcome new students, from WSU Spokane Chancellor Lisa Brown and Laureen O’Hanlon, dean of the EWU College of Health Science and Public Health.

WHEN: Toward the end of the check-in process from 8:30-9:20 a.m.

WHERE: CCRS Building, 412 Spokane Falls Blvd.


WHAT: Campus scavenger hunt. Teams of students from different programs complete fact-finding missions around campus.

WHEN: 9:20-11 a.m.

WHERE: Mostly in the Spokane Academic Center, 600 N. Riverpoint Blvd.


WHAT: Resource fair — familiarizing students with various campus resources.

WHEN: 1-2 p.m.

WHERE: Patio of the PBS building, 205 E. Spokane Falls Blvd.