Campus Arrival Guide – Pullman

Welcome to WSU!

Every great journey begins with a few small steps! Our WSU staff, mentors, and volunteers are ready to help you along the way. We have put together a checklist of very important things to do during your first days on campus.

Arrival checklist

You will need to know your WSU username and password for nearly everything you do. Your WSU email is the major way of communication for everything. If you do not know your username and password, first go to to reset.

Log onto using your WSU username and password and complete the new student check-in. This step is essential to complete for your immigration record. Failure to do this will result in termination of your SEVIS record.

This program provides you with a volunteer mentor who can assist you in transitioning to the WSU campus and Pullman. You will be contacted via your WSU email to be paired with a mentor. If you have arrived and do not have a mentor, email

Make sure that you have all the essentials you need such as food, water, clothes, and more. We will be taking WSU international students to Walmart to get various supplies you may need. If you would like to go, please contact your New Student Coordinator to reserve your spot! Make sure you have valid payment methods such as bank card authorized to work in the U.S. or U.S. dollars in physical cash.

New Coug Orientation, International Student Tutorial, and placement exam details can be found here.

If you have not received your Cougar Card, go to CUB Room 60 with your passport. You will need your Cougar Card to use the bus, enter your residence hall, purchase food on campus, and more.

As a WSU student, you have free, unlimited access to the local bus system that connects you to locations on and off campus. Just show your Cougar Card and you can get right on! Choose your location on Google Maps and you will automatically see bus stops and schedule.

You will need a bank account to pay your tuition, fees, housing and more. We suggest setting up an account with WSECU because it is in the CUB at the center of campus. You must open the account in person with your passport. If you wish to open an account with a different bank in town, you may do so, but you will need to take your own transportation to get there.

Tuition, on-campus housing, dining plans, and student fees are all billed to and paid on each students’ individual myWSU student account. Here is additional information on how to pay tuition and fees.

All tuition and fees are due by the first day of classes each term. In your myWSU account, there is also a payment plan option to make 4 separate payments throughout each semester.