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Center for Civic Engagement

Week of Welcome

August 16–20, 2017

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!

Students trimming bushes along a path in a public park.
Students eating corn on the cob at a farmers market.

2017 CCE Events 

  • Wednesday, August 16 | Pullman Farmers Market Visit

    4:30 PM – 6 PM
    Meet in front of Bryan Hall (the clock tower) on Library Road at 4:30 PM. 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 Farmers Market in downtown Pullman on Wednesday.

    The farmers market offers organic locally grown produce, locally sourced artisan breads, as well as live entertainment. Visiting the farmers 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, gift baskets, snacks, and more! Students must be present to win, and only students are eligible for these prizes, although parents, friends, and other guests are welcome to join us for the walk down and at the market.

    Students, parents, and guests who are unable to walk to the farmers market are welcome to join us at the market, which is located at 240 NE Kamaiken St, Pullman, WA. Accessible parking is located in the same lot as the market.

  • Friday, August 18 | All Campus Picnic

    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. Remember your Cougar Card so you can get a free lunch. We hope to see you!

  • Friday, August 18 & Saturday, August 19 | WOW Day of Service

    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.

    Friday, August 18 CCE-Led Projects

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

    6:45 PM – 9 PM: Lentil Festival Chili Recovery & Repackage

    Saturday, August 19 CCE-Led Projects

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

    9 AM – 11 AM: Whitman County Humane Society Animal Care

    9:15 AM – 2 PM: Orphan Acres Ranch Hand

    10:15 AM – 2:45 PM: White Spring Ranch Museum/Archive

    Friday, August 18 Lentil Festival Self-Led Projects

    4:30 PM – 6:30 PM: Chili Serving

    5 PM – 8 PM: Kids Area Inflatables

    6 PM – 7:30 PM: Chili Serving

    7:30 PM - Clean Up: Chili Serving

    Saturday, August 19 Lentil Festival Self-Led Projects

    11:45 AM – 3 PM: Kids Area Popcorn

    11:45 AM – 3 PM: Kids Area Face Painting

    2:45 PM – 5 PM: Kids Area Stage Hands

    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!


    The CCE provides accommodations for all CCE-led projects. Request accommodations by contacting Jessica Perone, Community Programs Coordinator, at 509-335-4609 or one week prior to the activity. If you were unable to contact us a week prior, please do still call or email us, and we will do our best to make accommodations!