Location, Location, Location.
Our area combines small-town charm and big-city life, floatable rivers and award-winning urban parks, Instagrammable nature spots and downtown markets.
Cheney is the type of town where children bike to school, where people say "hi" when they meet you on the street.
With a population of 10,790, Cheney is smaller than the Eastern student body. Campus is the heart of town.
Part suburb, part true college town, Cheney is home to Cheney Rodeo Days (which is amazing, by the way) and one of the state’s smartest and most talented school districts.
It’s also a town that understands the nocturnal habits of college students. You’re going to enjoy all the late-night pizza, burgers and tacos you need to fuel your study sessions.
A 20-minute drive from EWU, Spokane is the second largest city in Washington.
The metro area is home to more than 600,00 people and a vibrant nightlife. We host the biggest 3-on-3 street basketball tournament on the planet and an amazing garbage-eating goat.
Spokane has everything students love: nightlife, malls, an Apple store, an international airport, movie theaters, and museums. We also have cafes, restaurants, parks, art galleries, sports teams, concerts and enough coffee for even the fiercest java hounds.
Spokane is also home to global companies, valuable internships and all the professional networks you need in order to prepare for life after graduation.
Whether you’re in Cheney or Spokane, you’re just minutes from outdoor adventure.
Mountains, lakes, rivers, forests, prairies, bike trails, wildlife, waterfalls: the region is gorgeous, pristine and ready-made for your next trek.
There’s a reason Eastern’s EPIC Adventures program is one of the most popular and well-run outdoor adventure programs in the country. After all, we’re right in the middle of the country’s best adventure.
Every weekend students rock climb, ice climb, canoe, kayak, raft, cycle, mountain bike, hike, backpack, camp, swim, ski, mountaineer and more. If it’s an adventure, if it’s outdoors, you can do it near EWU.
We can’t make hotel recommendations, but the ones listed below offer a special EWU rate if asked. For more options, head to the Visit Spokane website. Remember, ask about the EWU hotel rate!