First-Year Students


Start your first year of college off strong through a series of programs targeted to your specific needs.

New Student Registration Day


All first-year students are invited by mail to participate in New Student Registration Day

On this day, you will:

To prepare for registration day, you and your family should take time to learn about course placement options and how your prior college-level coursework will apply at WSU.

Welcome Week & Orientation

Welcome Week starts one week before fall classes begin. It's a time to move into your residence hall, have fun meeting other new students and begin your full college experience.

Orientation continues throughout your first semester with the Orientation 100 course. This one-credit class teaches you everything you need to be successful at WSU and enjoy your college experience.

Summer Classes

Interested in getting an even earlier start with your classes?

Consider taking a summer course or two. Many classes are available online, and Advising Services can help you get registered.

Contact us at 507.457.5878 to learn more and make an appointment.

First-Gen Warriors


If neither of your parents has a four-year college degree, you are considered a first-generation student. At WSU, these students are called First-Gen Warriors.

You probably have many questions, and Advising Services can help.

Learn more about what it means to be first-gen, find resources for first-gen students and how to get involved in the First-Gen Warrior Club.

Major Decisions

Still deciding on a major? You are not alone.

Advisors can help you select a major well suited to your skills, interests and personality. Schedule an appointment today.