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ASWSU Spokane hosts a variety of events throughout the academic year. Although events vary from year to year there are some recurring events that students can expect to enjoy. If you would like to see an event, we encourage you to visit the ASWSUS Facebook site to post a discussion or email us at spok.aswsu@wsu.edu. Typical past events include:

Back to School BBQ

Each fall semester the ASWSUS invites students, faculty, and staff to mingle and eat outside in the heart of campus.

Football Tailgate

Break out your Crimson and Gray because each fall for the first home football game of the season, ASWSUS sponsors football and tailgate tickets for the WSU Spokane students. There is generally limited transportation available to and from Pullman for the day of the event. Go Cougs!

Performing Arts

The ASWSUS has offered students subsidized tickets to various performing art events such as Cirque du Soleil, The Lion King, and Phantom of the Opera. Ticket choices change from year to year depending on the events offered by the INB Performing Arts Center and the Spokane Arena. These tickets are often offered in the fall. Stay tuned for further details.

The Wine Tour

There is often a day-long wine tour organized by ASWSUS. This tends to occur in late October in the Yakima Valley area. This event includes lunch, dinner and stops at various wine venues.

Chiefs Hockey Tickets

Throughout the fall and winter, ASWSUS will offer students subsidized tickets to multiple Chief's hockey games.

Ski Trip

ASWSUS will offer multiple day trips to various mountains including Mt. Spokane and Silver with subsidized lift tickets and equipment rentals. Dates will be posted on the home page.

Spring Bash

The Spring Bash is similar to the Back to School BBQ allowing students, faculty, and staff to mingle and celebrate the end of the academic year while enjoying catering presented by ASWSUS. Past vendors have included Jamaican Jerk Pan, Casper Fry and the Red Lion while also providing fun activities such as a dunk tank and free ice cream from Scoops as well as live music and give-aways!

The CommencementBreakfast ASWSU Spokane Breakfast

Every year ASWSUS hosts a catered breakfast prior to commencement. The breakfast is a time for graduates and their families to celebrate together. During this event the Chancellor's Awards as well as the Faculty Excellence Award are presented.

Important Information

For each of these events:

  • All passes and tickets must be purchased or reserved in the ASWSUS office in the Academic Center.
  •  Each student will only be allowed one guest for each event.
  •  Exceptions may be made by the ASWSUS officers a day or two before the event if it is not sold out.
  •  Students must be present and have their Student IDs to purchase tickets.
  •  Payment in check or cash only are accepted.
  •  EWU and WSU Pullman students are not considered WSU Spokane students and do not qualify for student pricing; they must be a guest of a WSU Spokane student for all events.


Opportunities to get involved with ASWSU Spokane are endless! You can simply attend Senate meetings, join a committee, or join one of our student organizations. Also, in the Spring, we encourage you to run for a leadership role; there are a few ways to get involved in ASWSU Spokane in a formal capacity. Elections for Senate and President/Vice-President will be held each spring.


The Senate is elected during the month of March (along with the ASWSUS President and Vice President) by the students in their respective department programs. There is one Senator allowed per 50 students in each department program.

Students may serve on a variety of committees including the Student & Activity Fees, Election, Travel Grant, and the Chancellor's Student Advisory Council. The committees will be appointed by the ASWSUS President during the fall semester.

Executive Staff

The ASWSUS officers are appointed by the ASWSUS President and Vice President each fall semester. They are expected to serve through the academic year.

Coug Day at the Capitol

Let your voice be heard! Join fellow cougars from all campuses in Olympia, WA in February 2014 to advocate for legislation relating to student needs. All travel costs will be paid for by ASWSUS for any student that attends.


General elections have passed and will not be held again until March 2014. There will be a Special Elections to fill remaining Senate seats in September 2013.


Hosted by ASWSU Spokane


Friday, April 4

Campus Social | 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Health Sciences Building, First Floor Lobby

310 N Riverpoint Blvd., Spokane

Come mingle with WSU professors, students, and families while enjoying delicious appetizers and a no host bar.


Parade of Nations | 6:00-8:00 p.m.

South Campus Facility, Court

412 E Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane

Enjoy an evening of performances, fashion, and music from many different cultures brought to you by the WSU Spokane Multi-Cultural Club and the University Program in Communication Disorders. This event is open to the public. All proceeds from this event will go to the local non-profit Generation Alive.

Advance tickets can be purchased at the Student Affairs Office in the Academic Center:  $15.00 for Adults; $10.00 for Children ages 4-12; Children 3 and under are FREE.

Tickets at the door are $20.00 for Adults; $15.00 for Children ages 4-12; Children 3 and under are FREE.

Tickets include admission, dinner, and a beverage.

For more information about this event, please contact Adriana Uribe at 509-480-1197 or adriana.uribe15@hotmail.com.


Saturday, April 5

Family Weekend Health Fair | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building, 1st and 2nd Floors

205 E Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane

Free screenings:

blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, bone density, hearing, BMI, BIA, waist circumference, and grip testing.

Kids' activities:

  • "Thick-It for Swallowing"
  • "How Can a Helmet Protect My Head?"
  • "Dissecting Pig Hearts"
  • "Creepy Crawly Worms"
  • "Germs: Just Because You Can't See Them Doesn't Mean They Don't Exist"

Program Showcases:

  • 11:00-11:20 a.m.     Pharmacy Community Outreach
  • 11:30-11:50 a.m.     Speech and Hearing Sciences- Guatemala Outreach 
  • 12:00-12:20 p.m. Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
  • 12:30-1:00 p.m. Medical Students

Food Trucks:

  • Bistro Box
  • Spokane Dogs

Free Samples: 

  • Cougar Gold Cheese
  • Ferdinand's Ice Cream
  • Heartburn Free Chili

week of welcome


Monday, August 25 through Friday, August 29

Hosted by ASWSU Spokane

Involvement Fair

Involvement Fair | Mon, Aug 25 | Noon-2 p.m.

Academic Center Patio (south side of the building)

Are you new to campus and looking to get connected with a club or campus organization? Are you a returning student interested in new involvement opportunities for the 2014-15 academic year? Join ASWSUS as we come together for the first of many Week of Welcome events, and GET INVOLVED!  Groups from all over the WSU Spokane campus and surrounding community will be there to help get you plugged in.

Lawn Games Extravaganza | Tues, Aug 26 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Academic Center Patio (south side of the building)

Are you a Badminton Boss? Perhaps a Fantastic Frisbee Flinger? Or maybe even a Legendary Ladder Golf Lobber? ASWSUS is sponsoring a Lawn Games Extravaganza from 11am-1pm on the Tuesday of Week of Welcome. Grab a friend or two and unwind on the Academic Center Patio with lawn games and fun refreshments. Be there or be square...foursquare that is! Also we have GIANT JENGA!

Spokane Cougs at Wild Walls | Tues, Aug 26 | 6-9 p.m.

Wild Walls Climbing Gym

Come climb and mingle with fellow WSU Spokane Cougs! All experience levels are welcome, and space is limited! You can sign up for this WILDadventure at the ASWSUS booth at the Involvement Fair or stop by the ASWSU Spokane Office (Academic Center room 107) during the day on Monday or Tuesday before the event. Climbers ready? Climb away!

Volleyball Tournament | Wed, Aug 27 | 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Academic Center Patio (south side of the building)

Hey it's hump day! You're already half way through the first week of classes. So, why not grab 5 friends and take a break from the mid-week craziness by signing up for the annual Week of Welcome Volleyball Tournament hosted by ASWSUS! There will be awesome prizes for the winning team, so come sign up with ASWSUS at the Involvement Fair on Monday or at the ASWSUS Office in Academic Center room 107.

Fall Barbecue | Thurs, Aug 28 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Academic Center Patio (south side of the building)

Come One, Come All! WSU Spokane students, staff, and faculty are invited to a campus-wide BBQ celebrating the start of the 2014-15 academic year. ASWSUS will be hosting this finger-lickin' event and catering will be provided by Longhorn Barbecue. Stop by the ASWSUS table early to pick up some Cougar Swag, sign in and get your meal ticket. The food is tasty and the lines will be long, so make sure you head on over the second class gets out!

Cougar Football on the Big Screen | Thurs, Aug 28 | 6-9 p.m.

Academic Center room 20

Join ASWSUS as we come together to watch the first Cougar football game of the season on the big screen. We'll provide the soda and snacks, you provide the Cougar Spirit! GO COUGS!

Spokane Indians Game | Fri, Aug 29 | First Pitch at 6:30 p.m.

Avista Stadium

Love a good game of baseball? Ever wanted to see one live? ASWSUS will be giving away Spokane Indians tickets to interested students at Monday's Involvement Fair and throughout the rest of Week of Welcome on a first come first served basis. Tickets are limited, so inquire early! Come to the ASWSUS Office in Academic Center room 107 for signups and more information. "Oh, take me out to the ball game..."

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