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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

WSU Spokane Family Weekend

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 17th

3:00 - 4:00 PM | Campus Tours for Families

Academic Center Lobby
600 N. Riverpoint Blvd.

4:00 - 5:00 PM | Meet and Greet Reception

Academic Center Lobby
600 N. Riverpoint Blvd.

Students and their families are invited to come enjoy some light hors d'oeuvres and meet members of the WSU Spokane administration, faculty, and staff.

Downtown Deals

Take your family to gorgeous downtown Spokane for dinner, dessert, or late night appetizers at some of the city's best restaurants! ASWSU Spokane has worked out special Family Weekend Deals with restaurants in Spokane. Those restaurants will be identified in the Family Weekend packet families and students can pick up on campus.

Saturday, April 18th

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM | WSU Spokane Community Health Fair

Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building
205 E Spokane Falls Blvd.

Have you ever wondered what your student has been learning during the past few months (or years) at WSU Spokane? Come to the WSU Spokane Community Health Fair and see students from every discipline put their education in action! Students from various campus departments and organizations will be offering immunizations, health screenings, and information about ways attendees can live a healthier lifestyle. This event is open to the entire WSU Spokane community and kid firendly!

6:00 - 8:00 P.M.: Parade of Nations

South Campus Facility Court
412 E Spokane Falls Blvd.

Come spend an evening with the WSU Spokane Diversity Club as they present their annual Parade of Nations dinner and show. Leant about the great diversity within various cultures through food, music, and dance. RSVP now to reseve your spot. Cost is $5.00 for students, $10.00 for non-students at the door. Please be prepared to pay with cash or check.


Sunday, April 19th

9:00 AM - Noon | 2nd Annual Cougar Dash 5K Run/Walk

Looking for a fun and health way to spend your Sunday morning? Join other WSU Spookane students and their families in running the Cougar Dash 5K; sponsored by ASWSU Spokane, The Nutrition & Exercise Physiology Club, the Professional Pharmacy Student Organization, and the Courtyard Marriott.

Race registration is $5.00 for all WSU Spokane students and $10.00 for all non-students. All race participants will receive a complimentary t-shirt and race bib along with healthy snacks and water the day of the race.

Online race registration is now closed. People can still register the morning of the race betweeen 8:00 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. Race participant packet pick up will be on Friday, April 17th from 1:00 - 5:00 P.M. in the Academic Center Lobby. Packets may also be picked up the morning of the race between 8:00 - 8:45 A.M. at the registration tent. Stay tuned for more information!

Please note: We can only guarantee race t-shirts for those that register by April 6th. Registrations received after April 6th will be able to pick up a t-shirt at packet pick-up if there are extras remaining.



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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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