Some 63 Washington State University students turned out in the statehouse Monday for the annual Coug Day at the Capitol advocacy event.

The student body from every WSU campus, including the WSU Global Campus, was represented. After a morning briefing, students fanned out across the Capitol campus for a total of 84 meetings with policy makers to press their legislative priorities.

Organized annually by the Associated Students of Washington State University, the annual event is a hallmark component of students’ advocacy efforts. Students from each campus have been planning for months.

In attendance were students from the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine for the first time in the history of the annual event.

Legislators were returning to Olympia Monday to begin the third week of this year’s 60-day legislative session with the already frantic pace quickening with the first of a series of legislative deadlines for bills looming at the end of next week.

Check out more details from the day’s events with the hashtag #CougDay2020.