Connected Cougs WSU Tri-Cities Student E-Newsletter
Dead Week this week
Study hard for finals - Nearing the finish line!
Study tips for finals
Check out these study tips, as posted in USA Today. There are some oldies, but goodies in here.
25 crucial study tips for finals


Access tutoring and writing center
Schedule a tutoring session or drop-in to the writing center for extra help.

CH2M STEM Tutoring Center
Sign up for a virtual tutoring session:

Writing Center
Attend a drop-in session or sign-up for an appointment:


Best foods to consume while studying
Check-out this article with Medical News Today that talks about the best foods for boosting brain activity.
12 foods to boost brain function


Free online fitness classes through WSU UREC
Online fitness classes are free through UREC through Dec. 13. Available classes include Yoga, Zumba, HIIT, Les Mills, and more!
Sign-up for classes
Book buy-back and book rental return through The Bookie
Sell-back your purchased text books or return your rented books to The Bookie!

In-person buy-back and rental return:
The Bookie at WSU Tri-Cities store hours:
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday – Friday

Textbook buy-back and rental return online:
Student employees should complete Workday trainings by Friday
WSU is switching to a new system called Workday for finance, human resources, payroll and post-award grants management. It launches Dec. 16.

Student employees should be sure to complete their Workday trainings by Dec. 11:

Beginning Dec. 16, student employees will use Workday to submit their time (DAR) sheets and other information pertaining to their employment through WSU.

More information:

Have additional questions?
Talk to/email your supervisor
#GivingTuesday raises more than $32,000 for student hardship relief
Are you in need of help? Contact
Thanks to all students who shared about WSU Tri-Cities' #GivingTuesday campaign last Tuesday on social media! The day raised more than $32,000 for student hardship relief.

Included with the total raised were the following challenge gifts:
  • Lamb Weston - $25,000 for Cougar Cupboard
  • HAPO Community Credit Union - $1,000
  • Faculty - $1,954
  • Staff - $650
  • Executive Team - $1,500
  • Advisory Council - $1,400
Congrats to our student prize winners Cristal Rangel and Sonia Romero, who were the winners of the Apple AirPods and a WSU Tri-Cities goodie bag, respectively!

Access Hardship Funds
Are you going through a hard time and need funds to help keep you and your family afloat? There is help. Contact to see if you qualify.

You can also fill out the Cougar Cares form:
Student engagement opportunity
Washington Student Achievement Council and Washington Student Association
The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) has created an opportunity for four student consultants, one of which will be a lead student consultant.

These students will provide student perspectives and leadership in the development of the state vision and action agenda. Additional projects may include participation in a workgroup to coordinate basic needs assessments, organization of a presentation on student engagement in a statewide learning community and serving as a liaison between WSAC and the Washington Student Association.

This opportunity is open to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in the state.

The priority application deadline is Dec. 11, but the application will remain open until all positions are filled.

WSAC student engagement application
Make sure you're registered for spring classes
Make an appointment with an academic advisor
Sign-up for spring classes
Make sure you are registered for spring classes to ensure you have a seat in the classes you need and so WSU Tri-Cities has an adequate count of seats needed for courses for spring.

Schedule an appointment with an advisor
To remedy your academic holds and figure out your course schedule, schedule an appointment with your academic advisor:
(view your holds in the "TASKS" tile in myWSU)
On-campus COVID-19 testing for those who are asymptomatic

Tuesdays through Dec. 8
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. in CIC
Sign-up for a testing time:
Medical insurance is not required, but those who have insurance are encouraged to bring their card.

Have symptoms?
Visit other testing site
WSU holiday gift ideas
Check-out these holiday gift ideas that support WSU or celebrate Cougar Pride!

Books through WSU Press
Several WSU Tri-Cities faculty published books through WSU Press
- 30 percent off through Dec. 13 - Use code HBF2020

WSU Tri-Cities Bookie
Store hours: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday – Friday
- 25 percent off total emblematic purchase (anything with WSU and Coug logo on it) through Dec. 10
- 25 percent off fleece, outerwear, cold weather and blankets Dec. 11-16

Pets of Disabled Students and Allies Club (DSAAC) Calendar
All pets featured in this calendar are the pets of WSU DSAAC members and allies.
- $20 plus $5 shipping (per order)
Order a calendar

WSU Athletics Store
- 20 percent off through Wednesday - Use code 20OFF
WSU football
Nov. 7 (Sat)
Win (38-28)

vs. Oregon State University

Nov. 14 (Sat)
Loss (29-43)

vs. University of Oregon

Nov. 21 (Sat)

vs. Stanford University
Nov. 27 (Fri)

vs. University of Washington

Dec. 6 (Sun)
Loss (13-38)
vs. University of Southern California

Dec. 12 (Sat) - 7:30 p.m. on FS1
vs. UC Berkeley
ASWSUTC comment box
Submit anonymous questions, comments, or suggestions to your student government representatives via this form.

Fill out the form
Campus hours for winter break
Dec. 21-23
Monday - Wednesday
7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Dec. 24-25
(Thursday - Friday)
Closed | Holiday

Dec. 28-31
(Monday - Thursday)
Buildings closed
Essential staff 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Jan. 1
Closed | Holiday

Jan. 4-8
(Monday - Friday)
7 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Jan. 11-15
(Monday - Friday)
7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Jan. 18
Closed | Holiday
Pop-Up Study Spaces
In-person study spaces for WSU students.

Pasco - Police Community Services Building

215 W. Sylvester St
Pasco, WA
Noon - 5 p.m.
4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Reserve a space

Prosser - Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (IAREC)
24106 North Bunn Road
Prosser, WA
2nd Floor of West Building (Follow Signs)
Noon - 5 p.m.
4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Reserve a space
The Prosser space requires a reservation 12-hours before the scheduled time on Wednesdays, only, and is not available for drop-in appointments.

Richland - WSU Tri-Cities Consolidated Information Center (CIC)
2770 University Drive
Richland, WA
Mondays - Fridays
7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
No reservations necessary. Check-in at Floyd Building main entrance.

Club Meetings

Interested in joining a WSU Tri-Cities student organization or adding your club meeting time to this list? Contact Evelyn Martinez at


Dreamers Club
Noon - 1 p.m.
Every Monday via Zoom

Makers Club
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Every other Monday via Zoom

Compass Christian Club
(Bible study)
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Every Tuesday via Zoom

Disabled Students and Allies Club
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
First Wednesday of the month via Zoom

General Pre-Health Club
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Second Thursday every month via Zoom

Cougs LEAD Club
Noon - 1 p.m.
Every Friday via Zoom
Cougar Cupboard Hours
On-campus food pantry
Free food for students and their families.

Campus location hours:

9 a.m. - noon & 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Enter through the external door between the East and Floyd buildings.

Support amid unusual times
Join WSU Tri-Cities Counseling Services for activities and support groups where you can bond with fellow students.

Mindful Meditation
Noon | Mondays | Zoom

First-Year Students Support Group
5:30 p.m. | Mondays | Online

Coping with COVID-19 Support Group
Noon | Wednesdays | Online

Mindful Yoga for Students, Staff and Faculty
3 p.m. | Wednesdays | Zoom

Students with Children Support Group
Noon | Fridays | Online

Email to receive the Zoom link to attend any of the support group sessions.
Among Us Game Night
Join WSU Tri-Cities Campus Recreation for a weekly game night every Thursday!

6:30 p.m. every Thursday

Questions? Contact RJ Aubert at
Zoom trivia every Thursday
Join WSU Tri-Cities Campus Recreation for Zoom trivia every Thursday!

3 p.m. Thursdays via Zoom

Win a Coug swag pack!
Have a question?
General Info Desk

Monday – Thursday
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Log-on via Zoom

More information/help desks available
  • IT
  • Advising
  • TRIO
  • Veteran Center
  • Library
  • Cashier's Office
  • Writing Center
  • Tutoring Center
WSU campus updates amid COVID-19
Weekly WSU Tri-Cities
open forums

Campus-specific updates amid COVID-19
10 a.m. - First Tuesday of every month

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