Center for Civic Engagement

Week of Welcome

August 17–21, 2016

The Week of Welcome is a celebration welcoming new and returning WSU students back to Pullman. A variety of activities from involvement fairs and concerts to open houses and service projects are available to students throughout the week. To learn more about WOW, click here. Remember to share your WOW experiences using #WSUWOW!

2016 CCE Events 


  • Wednesday, 8/17, 3:30 PM - 6 PM | Pullman Farmer’s Market Visit

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016
    3:30 PM - 6 PM
    Meeting place #1: In front of Bryan Hall (the clock tower) on Library Road
    Meeting place #2: In the Health & Wellness gated parking lot (Washington Building)

    Click here for a map of the meeting place options. Look for the carrot sign that says "Follow Me", and you'll know you've found us.

    Learn where to find fresh, local food just in time for a new school year! Join the CCE for a trip the Pullman Farmer’s Market in downtown Pullman on Wednesday!

    The Farmer’s Market offers organic locally grown produce, locally sourced artisan breads, as well as live entertainment. Visiting the farmer’s market is a great way to learn more about your community and to stock up on tasty local treats and fresh foods to supplement your dining hall diet.

    Students who join the CCE at the market will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win local gift certificates, a Cougar flag, and more! Students must be present to win, and only students are eligible for these prizes.

  • Thursday, 8/18, 7 PM – 8 PM | Be the Change Keynote Speaker

    Thursday, August 18
    7 PM – 8 PM
    CUB Senior Ballroom
    Note: This event is not held by the CCE

    Often, student groups ask a speaker to come in and make the group feel good, laugh, and learn something. Jessica Pettitt does two of the three, at least at first. Using an interactive and conversational style, this keynote encourages participants to play with their cell phones, raise their hands, and laugh out loud. The laughter comes from well-orchestrated humor as well as a slow developing feeling of discomfort. In order to really make change, a person must realize what they are oblivious to and come to understand how this lack of consciousness guides his or her actions and assumptions. Collectively, the group begins to break down behaviors, actions, assumptions, and stereotypes that limit their organizations, friends, and most importantly themselves. Before you know, the participants are creating tangible goals and realistic action steps to do as soon as I get off the stage.

  • Friday, 8/19, 11 AM – 1:30 PM | All Campus Picnic

    Friday, August 19
    11 AM – 1:30 PM
    Cougar Way (By Beasley Coliseum)

    Stop by the CCE's table to pick up our fall semester schedule and get some great giveaways. You can also grab a voter registration form to get a head start with this semester's presidential election. We hope to see you!

  • Saturday, 8/20, 1 PM – 5:30 PM | WOW Day of Service

    Saturday, August 22, 2015
    All day

    Start your student life early by connecting with your community through service! Join the CCE on one or more service projects addressing a variety of issues to celebrate the CCE’s first Day of Service this year.

    Students can participate in two types of projects. The first type are CCE-led projects that include free transportation or are within walking distance from campus. The second type are self-led projects that are within walking distance of campus just down at Reaney Park to help with the annual Lentil Festival. Projects, times, and registration links will be listed below in summer 2016. You must register for projects to participate.

    CCE-Led Projects

    The CCE provides transportation to all CCE-led projects! Click the links below to reserve your spot.

    • Moscow Farmer's Market Waste Audit | 1 PM – 4 PM | Register
    • Koppel Community Garden Support | 1:45 PM – 4:30 PM | Register
    • Community Action Center Garden Assistance | 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM | Register

    Self-Led Lentil Festival Projects

    Email the Lentil Festival intern Josh at to ask about open opportunities.

    I Want to Do Something Else!

    Were you looking for a different type of community service project? There are dozens of self-led projects available throughout the Palouse EVERY DAY, and starting Monday, August 24, we will also hold daily CCE-led projects that cover issues areas ranging from food security and elder care to elementary education, animal welfare, and environmental justice! To find projects, just log into CougSync, click on "Service Opportunities", and start looking for projects that interest you. To find CCE-led projects, search for "CCE Transportation Provided". We hope to see you on projects this year!