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In difficult times, the Cougar family comes together.


As we are all adjusting to a new normal with COVID-19, WSU students are facing additional uncertainty, stress, and pressure as they adjust their education and personal lives. They look to the Cougar family to encourage them and be an example as they navigate this difficult situation. A direct message from you to them can provide them motivation as they pursue their degree and their dreams through these challenges.

We invite you to record or write a message of encouragement to students who are away from their family or support systems, taking online classes for the first time, adjusting to make financial ends meet, suddenly in charge of their child’s or sibling’s at-home education, or isolated from their community. Your effort will remind our students that they are not alone. We are one big Cougar family, we are #WSUTogether.

Thank you for taking the time to support WSU students. We hope that these messages also brighten your day in these difficult times. You are a vital member of our Cougar Family and we can’t be #WSUTogether without you.

After you submit your response, please feel free to share on social media using #WSUTogether and #CougarFamily.


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