This semester, the majority of Family Weekend events will be held virtually. Some events may be open to in-person experiences with health guidelines in place, and only for those already in Pullman. Non-essential travel is discouraged.
Though programming may be virtual, a traditional part of Family Weekend is enjoying WSU and surrounding communities. Support Pullman businesses by checking out Family Weekend promotions.

2021 MFA Thesis Exhibition with Stephanie Broussard

April 8-9 | 1-4 p.m. PT
April 10 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. PT
In Person | Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, WSU Pullman

Join us on Family Weekend for the annual showcase of two or more years work in our Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition. With its wide range of art-making approaches, the thesis exhibition provides a stimulating experience for faculty, students, and museum visitors.

This year’s MFA candidate is Stephanie Broussard, who will be featured in a solo exhibition in the museum’s Pavilion gallery as well as virtually through the museum’s online programming.

Organized by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU. Funding for this exhibition is provided by the Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Endowment and members of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU.

Cost: Free | Learn more here.

WSU College of Veterinary Medicine Virtual Open House

Washington SAVMA (State University Student American Veterinary Medical Association)
April 9-11 (All Weekend) | Facebook event and livestreams

This year's open house is going to be a little different from prior years in that in order to maintain COVID safety precautions and standards, we are going to be hosting this event virtually over Facebook. This unique opportunity will allow us to not only reach the Pullman community, but also allows us to reach people across the country!

Check out the event Facebook page to learn more: WSU CVM Open House Weekend 2021. You can like our posts and tag your friends to be entered to win tons of great prizes!*

On Friday and Saturday, watch interesting videos on vet student life and learn some fun facts about animals. On Sunday, there will be a live Q&A with vet students and prize winners will be announced. 

*Anyone in the contiguous US can win and receive prizes.

Cost: Free | Participate via Facebook.

Win a Weber Grill! Tour during Family Weekend (April 9-11) and be entered to win.

Family Retreat at The Retreat Pullman

The Retreat Pullman
April 10-11 | 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. PT | In Person at the Retreat Pullman

Join The Retreat Pullman for a Family Retreat this weekend! Win a Weber Grill, plus free food, spa treatment face masks, and more! The Retreat Pullman is located at 2045 NE Merman Drive in Pullman.

Cost: Free | Learn more here.

Virtual Winefest. Join us for a Silent Auction: April 5-11, 2021

Virtual Winefest 2021

Sigma Iota - Pullman
April 5-12 | 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. PT | Virtual event

This year our Winefest is looking a little different. The event will be held as an online silent auction open from April 5, 2021 at 8 a.m. PT to April 12, 2021 at 8 p.m. PT.

Our goal is to still bring a little bit of wine pairing fun into your life. With this, we have “pairing boxes” up for sale for a price of $50.00 USD. In this box, you will receive a WSU cutting board, two wine glasses, non-perishable food items, and other fun WSU and Sigma Iota swag. We will also be providing complimentary pairing recipes in each box. Pair these boxes with your favorite Pacific Northwest wine, and enjoy Winefest from the comfort of your own home.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

Cost: Free | Learn more here.

Friday, April 9

Les Mills Body Pump with Danielle K.

University Recreation
April 9 | 12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m. PT | Zoom event

Work through eight tracks in this express Les Mills format that will surely challenge everyone, every time, with compound and isolation movements using a barbell, free weights, body weight, and an aerobic step.

Cost: Free | Learn more and register here.

Meet the Artist: Stephanie Broussard

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU
April 9 | 1-3:30 p.m. PT | Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU, Pavilion Gallery

MFA Candidate Stephanie Broussard will be present in the gallery to informally welcome visitors to her Master of Fine Arts Thesis exhibition. The artist will respond to your questions and provide impromptu tours during this time.

Attestation, distancing, and masks required: please see COVID-19 update on museum website. If the museum is at capacity when you arrive, please wait outside on Terrell Mall. Museum staff will be available to advise waiting visitors.

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. For more information please contact the museum at 509-335-1910.

Cost: Free | Learn more here.

Jeopardy Coffee Hour

Department of International Programs
April 9 | 3-4 p.m. PT | Zoom event

The International Center hosts a weekly Coffee Hour event. This Friday, we have partnered with International Students' Council to host a Jeopardy-style trivia game, complete with prizes! Topics will vary, from food to culture. Come to play or just come to watch and meet new people from around the world!

Cost: Free | Join event via Zoom.

Let's talk study abroad! Student and family perspectives of studying abroad

Global Learning Department
April 9 | 3-4 p.m. PT | Zoom event

WSU's Global Learning Department hosts students and families who have engaged in the study abroad experience here at WSU! The event will start with a welcoming address from Director Kelly Newlon, PhD. Family and students will then discuss the fears and joys of having a Coug abroad, touching on the experience before international travel, during, and after.

Cost: Free | Join event via Zoom.

Woman wearing mask standing in front of paintings.

Livestreamed Artist’s Talk by Stephanie Broussard

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU
April 9 | 4-5 p.m. PT | Livestreaming via YouTube

Join MFA graduate candidate Stephanie Broussard virtually as she takes the audience on a tour of her thesis exhibition in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU’s Pavilion gallery. Traveling from many places to join the cohort at WSU, Broussard engaged in an intense two-year interdisciplinary studio program and met regularly with faculty members for group and individual critiques. Visiting artists and scholars provided diverse one-on-one insight into her creative work while the artist sharpened her confidence, convictions, and skills.

Note: Stephanie’s livestreamed artist talk is fully virtual.

Organized by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU. Funding for this exhibition is provided by the Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Endowment and members of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU.

Cost: Free | Learn more here. | Watch the livestream here.

Yoga, Chair with Cassondra Y.

University Recreation
April 9 | 4:30 - 5 p.m. PT | Zoom event

In this low-intensity yoga class, we will modify and conduct all poses and stretches while seated, making this a great option for beginners or those needing additional support.

Cost: Free | Learn more and register here. 

Guest Artist Workshop: Vogue & Runway with Cesar Valentino (Online)

University Recreation
April 9 | 4 - 5:30 p.m. PT | Zoom event

UREC is excited to invite all Cougs to join us and dance with a prominent figure in the Vogue and Ballroom dance scene, Cesar Valentino, live from New York City! We will learn the fundamentals of Vogue and classic Runway. No prior experience necessary.

Cost: Free |Learn more and register here. 

Fun Family Fitness

University Recreation
April 9 | 5-6 p.m. PT | Zoom event

Learn from a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer how to create fun and effective workouts from home and around your local area!

Cost: Free | Learn more here. 

DTC - Digital Technology and Culture

Enjoy Interactive Media & Video Games with DTC

Digital Technology and Culture Program
April 9 | 5-6:30 p.m. PT | Zoom event

The Digital Technology and Culture program at WSU is proud to present video games and interactive media created by our students. All the games can be played on a computer from the Cloud, no additional hardware is required.

The Digital Technology and Culture (DTC) program emphasizes creative production and critical exploration of digital technology across multiple contexts. Students in DTC develop skills in web design, animation, graphic design, video production, augmented and virtual reality, and other emerging technology while integrating cultural, social, and historical perspectives, diverse methodologies, and inclusive frameworks.

Cost: Free | Learn more here.Join event via Zoom.

ROAR Game Night

April 9 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. PT | Zoom event

ROAR game night is for anyone who is a part of the WSU ROAR community. Please join via Zoom to play games with ROAR students and families. There might even be some prizes for those who attend!

Cost: Free | Join event via Zoom.

An Evening With WSU Esports

Academic Outreach and Innovation (AOI) & University Recreation
April 9 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. PT | Streaming via Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook

Enjoy a night with WSU Esports as we introduce Mary Jo Gonzales, the Vice President of Student Affairs, to the world of competitive Rocket League! We will explain gameplay and game strategies as we showcase our WSU Rocket League teams playing head to head. Throughout the event, the WSU esports team, Dr. Gonzales and other guests will answer questions in the chat. Watch the event on UREC Facebook, WSU Esports Twitch, or Student Affairs YouTube channels.

Cost: Free | Learn more here. | Stream via Twitch, YouTube, or Facebook.

Photos of WSU-themed signs.

DIY Coug Spirit Paint Night (Using Stencils!)

WSU Division of Student Affairs
April 9 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Zoom event

As part of Spring 2021 Family Weekend, the Division of Student Affairs is hosting a virtual paint night for the Coug community! We invite you to join us and a few Coug celebrities for this creative and relaxing event. 

No artistic expertise is needed to create a display-worthy work of art. Just choose from a variety of fun Coug-themed paint kits, which include a 9”x23” blank sign, a stencil, paint, and instructions. Register by purchasing your paint kit here. Registration closes April 1.

Paint kits cost $20 and will be shipped to your home. Please allow 5-7 business days for order processing.

A Zoom link will be sent to you via email before the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Cost: $20 for paint kit | Register here by April 1.

Virtual Drag Show Bingo with Bob the Drag Queen

Student Entertainment Board
April 9 | 7-8:30 p.m. PT | Zoom event

We wish we could be hosting our annual SEB Drag Show in person with you all..... so to commemorate we’re holding a virtual drag show bingo!

The season 8 winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Bob the Drag Queen, is hosting the bingo event!

During the live event you’ll be able to submit your questions for Bob to answer on the spot AND we’re giving away BIG prizes to all bingo winners & there’s plenty of chances to win!

Cost: Free | Learn more. | Register here.

Keep Moving On!!! Songs by Stephen Sondheim

School of Music Opera/Musical Theatre Program
April 9 | 7:30 - 9 p.m. PT | Livestreaming via YouTube @WSU Pullman Music

Keep Moving On! That has been the mantra of everyone over the past year. The opera/musical theatre students, under the direction of Dr. Julie Anne Wieck and assisted by collaborative pianist, Elena Panchenko, have been rehearsing remotely all semester on a wonderful array of music by the Broadway genius, Stephen Sondheim. Songs from many of his hit musicals have been rehearsed via Zoom and then recorded by each singer individually to be combined by cast member Bryce Weber, a composition graduate student in the program. The cast also includes a vocal performance graduate student, Kayla Ray, a senior vocal performance major, Anya Guadamuz and a senior pre-vet student, Jadyn Denham. Joining the cast are Dr. Wieck and Dr. Angelica Dunsavage, another music faculty member, as well as two WSU alumni; Andrew Turner, now performing with Des Moines Metro and Virginia Opera companies as a young artist and Kristofer Barber, now working and singing in the Netherlands, bring their experience and talent to the program once again. 

Cost: Free | Learn more here.

Saturday, April 10

WSU AMDT 38th Annual Fashion Show Presents Zeitgeist. Virtual Show Coming April 10.

WSU AMDT 38th Annual Fashion Show

Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles (AMDT)
April 10 | Livestreaming via Zoom. The link will be available all day.

The Annual Fashion Show is brought to you by the Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design & Textiles (AMDT) at Washington State University. The year has been full of unprecedented times and has changed the way we live our daily lives. School is online and Zoom has become our main form of communication. So, the senior design class of 2021 is creating their collections around the theme Zeitgeist - The Spirit of the Times. Our Fashion Show will be broadcasted virtually during Spring Family Weekend and will be showcasing 11 of our 16 Senior Designers.

Cost: Free | Learn more here.

Celebrating Diverse Student Cougs Restorative Stretch

New Student Programs
April 10 | 9-10 a.m. PT | Livestreaming via Zoom.

Familias of our diverse Cougs have worked hard to support your students as a first-generation, student of color, undocumented students, LGBTQIA+, diversely abled, and the many diverse identities our Cougs bring to our WSU Family. Join New Student Programs director, Dr. Kelly Alvarado-Young, in a restorative stretch to prepare for the last half of the semester. No prior experience necessary and physical accommodations will be provided in poses.

Cost: Free | Join event via Zoom.

WSU Global Campus Presents Live the Great Ramen Cookoff, Sunday April 10 @ 11 a.m.

Great Ramen Cook-Off

Global Connections
April 10 | 11 a.m. - noon PT | Livestreaming via YouTube

Join WSU Executive Chef Jamie Callison and Orin Ford, owner of O-Ramen restaurant in Pullman, in a WSU Family Weekend competition, presented by WSU Global Campus! Submit your best ramen creation between now and March 28, then tune-in to our live event on April 10 to find out who the winners are.

Cost: Free | Learn more here.

Yoga for the Strength Athlete with Kyle D.

University Recreation
April 10 | 11:10 a.m. - noon PT | Zoom event

Improve your core stability and strength while increasing mobility and releasing build up tension. This class is an excellent addition to any fitness regime.

Cost: Free | Learn more and register here. 

LSAMP Movie Trivia

April 10 | 1-2 p.m. PT | Zoom event

Come together virtually for a game of Movie Trivia featuring nostalgic flicks from family movie nights! LSAMP's ambassadors will play a short clip or show a scene from movies and teams will test their knowledge on family movies and take turns to guess which film each clip belongs to. Family team winners can win some Coug merchandise!

Cost: Free | Learn more here. | Join event via Zoom.

Kevin Kreider--Saturday, April 10 at 4 p.m.

APASC presents.... Kevin Kreider

April 10 | 4-5 p.m. PT | Zoom event

Kevin Kreider is a fitness model and influencer, and the breakout star of Netflix’s reality TV show, Bling Empire. Born in South Korea and adopted by an American family from Philadelphia, Kevin grew up bullied for his Asian heritage. Feeling he was not white enough, and yet, not Asian enough either, Kevin set out to carve his own unique path to redefine Asian masculinity, AAPI representation in the media, and share his unique life journey as a Korean American adoptee.

Cost: Free | Join event via Zoom. 

WSU ROAR Altspace Adventure

April 10 |  4-5 p.m. PT | Zoom event

Come meet up with your family in Altspace (meet on Zoom first). This can be done through a VR headset or a computer. ROAR staff will put on a presentation, a fun game, then mingle with family!

Cost: Free | Join event via Zoom.

Live Margaritas and Salsa on Saturday, April 10 at 4 p.m. PT. Learn more at

Margaritas and Salsa

Global Connections
April 10 | 4-5 p.m. PT | Livestreaming via YouTube

In collaboration with Etsi Bravo and Global Connections, the School of Hospitality Executive Chef Jamie Callison will be giving a cooking demo on how to make three different salsas and house-made tortilla chips. Blake and Cory form Etsi will be showcasing their famous Margarita recipe.

Cost: Free | Learn more here. |  Watch the live event.

Sunday, April 11

Yoga, Mindful with Kyle D.

University Recreation
April 11 | 9:30 - 10:20 a.m. PT | Zoom event

This yoga class will give everyone the space to relax and open up in a way that soothes muscles and releases minds.

Cost: Free | Learn more and register here. 

Culture, Country, and Perspectives of Chicanx/Latinx Coug Families

Global Learning Department
April 11 | Noon - 1 p.m. PT | Livestreaming via Zoom.

WSU's Global Learning Department hosts this special Spanish-speaking Family Weekend event with the parents and students of various WSU organizations like CAMP, Undocumented, and the Chicanx Latinx Student Center. The event will explore themes of global learning such as global self-awareness, perspective taking, and cultural diversity.

Cost: Free | Join event via Zoom.