Welcome to the Cougar family!
We’re so happy your student has decided to attend WSU. As a family member or supporter of a transfer student, you’re already very familiar with how to support your student on their college journey. The resources on the Transfer Student Resources page and below can help you and your student find support specific to WSU and connect with your new community.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can my student make friends on campus?
There are a number of ways your student can find their Cougar community! We encourage students to check out the 350+ registered student organizations on campus to find Cougs with similar interests, try an intramural or sport club, look into Greek life, and visit the student cultural centers in the CUB.
Where will my student live?
What health care resources are available?
WSU has robust health support resources available to students. Cougar Health Services provides expert medical and mental health care right on campus. CHS has a medical clinic, vision clinic, pharmacy, and counseling services.
We know mental health is important, and we have multiple services in place:
- Counseling and Psychological Services: Individual, couples, and group therapy; crisis support; psychological assessment; biofeedback
- 24/7 Online Resources: Crisis support, self-guided therapy, peer support group, and tools to find a mental health provider in the community
- General resources: Information and tips on stress relief, healthy study habits, mindfulness, and more.
How do I pay tuition and fees, and when does financial aid post?
Does my student need a car?
Most students find they don’t need to bring a car to campus. WSU is a very walkable campus, and free public transportation is readily accessible for trips off campus. You can find more transportation options, including options for getting to and from local airports, on the Community Life website.
If your student wants to bring a car to campus, they will need to purchase a parking permit. Prices vary based on where your student wants to park.