August 17, 2020

Greeting Cougs!

I am so excited to welcome new and returning Cougs to our fall 2020 semester. At WSU Everett, faculty and staff have spent the summer preparing for our first full semester of remote learning. If you were unable to join our virtual town hall last week to discuss some of incredible resources WSU has available to you, please follow this link to watch the recording.

You are part of the Cougar family, and that means you are going to have a Cougar experience. That starts with “Week of Welcome” at Washington State University, beginning with Virtual Bingo Night tonight. View events for the WSU system and WSU Everett campus on our website, the Events tab on our Facebook page, or follow the campus on Instagram and Twitter. Each event is also listed in your campus newsletter, which is delivered every Monday morning.

Being part of the Cougar family also means you will have the support you need to earn your degree. That includes career services from our Student Affairs department, access to the Student Food Pantry by appointment, mental health counseling and Academic Success and Career Center tutoring. Laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots are also available to loan at no cost, and Washington State University led efforts by the state of Washington to develop a network of public Drive-In Wi-Fi Hotspots. Learn more about your resources here.

This year will be full of learning and growth. When you complete your degree, you will be able to tell employers the obstacles you overcame to achieve your dreams. I promise you, the skills you will gain with us during these trying times are the exact skills they want from a modern employee.

Take care of yourselves. Take care of each other. Keep up the momentum. Mask up. And Go Cougs!

Dr. Paul Pitre, Chancellor
Washington State University Everett