Parents & Families

During college, your student will learn and grow as an individual on many levels from learning to navigate through campus, to writing an A-worthy paper and reaching out to make new friends. Many opportunities for growth will come quickly, starting with their first week at WSU.

As your student transitions into greater and greater independence, your role as a parent certainly changes but it doesn’t diminish. Parents are an important influence as they support their student’s success, stay connected and encourage them to take advantage of the many resources WSU has to offer.

Important Dates & Events

Academic Calendar

The academic calendar focuses on registration, billing, course-related, graduation and other important due dates and deadlines.


There are many fun and exciting events going on across campus every day. See them all in the event calendar.

Financial Aid Timelines

Find information about the financial aid process with specifics on state, federal and institutional financial aid, including application and disbursement for the full academic year and summer sessions.

Dean's List

The Dean's List is published each fall and spring semester to recognize the outstanding academic achievements of WSU students.


The day your student graduates is an important moment of achievement and celebration. Get all the details on WSU's commencement ceremonies.