Welcome to EWU!
We’re thrilled you’ve decided to attend Eastern! Our New Student Transition & Family Programming team is here to help you and your family in the transition to college and to succeed throughout your time at EWU.
The new student and transfer orientations are designed to prepare you for your first year at EWU. Our goal is to set you up for a successful and rewarding college experience. Below are a couple of steps to get you on your way!
For incoming Fall 2021 students, you will be invited, via an email sent to your Eagles email, to register for the Fall 2021 Orientation. Once registered, students get access to the online orientation course that must be completed before on-campus orientation in the fall.
For incoming Winter and Spring 2022 students, you will be invited, via an email sent to your Eagles student email, to the online orientation that must be completed before Winter/Spring classes start.
The online orientation is your first introduction to Canvas at EWU. Students use Canvas to take online classes, organize classwork, and access important materials. You will need your EWU NetID and password to login and get started.
The orientation team is available to connect via Zoom if you would like to discuss any aspect of your transition to EWU. We’re also a great resource if you’d like to ask any general questions.
Send us an email at email@example.com and let us know:
Once you have emailed us, our team will reach out as soon as possible.
Note: Due to COVID-19, as new information is received, changes could be made to this website without notice, please check back often for updates. Students registered for any of the fall New Student Orientations will receive notice of any changes via email.
Our E-Blast will include a quarterly newsletter and newsflashes emailed to you directly with the following information:
The quarterly newsletter provides parents with information on upcoming events, important dates and deadlines, and useful information to help your student(s) succeed.
Winter Newsletter (Published Dec. 15, 2021)
Family events are held throughout the academic year to help you connect with EWU and serve as a support for your student. Events may include keynote speakers, faculty and student panels, receptions, and other useful and fun activities.
Homecoming Game: October 16, 2021
Other Eagle Family Homecoming dates will be announced as they become available.
|Classes Begin||Monday, Jan. 4|
|Last Day for 100% Refund||Monday, Jan. 11|
|Schedule Change Fee Assessment Begins for Dropped Classes||Tuesday, Jan. 12|
|Last Day to Drop Without a “W”*||Friday, Jan. 15|
|Last Day for 50% Refund||Wednesday, Feb. 3|
|Finals||Tuesday-Friday, Mar. 16-19|
|Last Day of Quarter||Friday, Mar. 19|
|Spring Break||Monday-Friday, Mar. 22-26|
|Classes Begin||Monday, Mar. 29|
|Last Day for 100% Refund||Monday, Apr. 5|
|Schedule Change Fee Assessment Begins for Dropped Classes||Tuesday, Apr. 6|
|Last Day to Drop Without a “W”*||Friday, Apr. 9|
|Last Day for 50% Refund||Wednesday, Apr. 28|
|Finals||Monday-Friday, Jun. 7-11|
|Last Day of Quarter||Friday, Jun. 11|
|Classes Begin||Monday, Jan. 11|
|Last Day for 100% Refund||Tuesday, Jan. 19|
|Schedule Change Fee Assessment Begins for Dropped Classes||Tuesday, Jan. 19|
|Last Day to Drop Without a “W”*||Friday, Jan. 22|
|Last Day for 50% Refund||Tuesday, Feb. 9|
|Spring Break||Monday-Friday, Mar. 15-19|
|Finals||Monday-Friday, May. 3-7|
|Last Day of Semester||Friday, May. 7|
For more dates please visit our EWU Academic Calendar.
Join the conversation, ask us questions, meet other parents, post student highlights and achievements and more on our EWU Parents and Families Facebook page.
Below is the archive of letters and messages sent to students/parents/families from university leadership.
Welcome! As a parent or family member of an EWU student, you are now part of our Eastern family. We communicate frequently with parents so that you can be more involved in the EWU community. We want you to stay connected to your students, which will increase their success.
¡Bienvenidos! Como padre o miembro de la familia de un estudiante de EWU, ahora eres parte de nuestra familia Eastern. Nos comunicamos con frecuencia con los padres para que pueda participar más en la comunidad de EWU. Queremos que permanezca en contacto con sus estudiantes, porque eso es lo que aumentará su éxito.
Please keep your emergency contact information updated. This will help the university contact the appropriate individuals in case of an emergency. To update your emergency contact information, follow these steps:
Would you like to let someone else pay your tuition? Students have the ability to create an authorized user login by going to “Pay My Bill” option. This will allow the authorized user to pay the student’s account balance online.
To set up an authorized user: Download Instructions
Here you will find New Student Orientation web resources. More resources and information will posted as it becomes available.