Welcome to Orientation

We can’t wait to see you at Welcome Week ’21!

Taking Care of Business

What you need to know before you arrive to campus.


Mask Requirements

Stay in the know on EWU COVID guidelines.

Mask Guidelines Updated

Parking Map & Transportation Services

Discover where to park during Welcome Week.

Parking Information

EagleCard Services

Learn how your EagleCard works, where and when you may receive it, and all the great benefits that are associated.

Get Your EagleCard

Campus Map

Familiarize yourself with campus.

Visit Campus

Event Schedule

Friday, Sept. 17

TimeAudienceEvent Details
8 a.m. CAMP members onlyCAMP Retreat
8 a.m- 4:30 p.m.All new studentsEagleCard
Be sure to pick up your EagleCard at 120 Tawanka Hall! Students living in residence halls will receive their card during move-in.
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.All new studentsOrientation Tours
You’ll join a student tour guide and a small group of your peers on a tour of campus, to prepare you for your first day of classes. Sign up for a tour. Meet at the Visitor Center!
11 a.m.All students living on and off campus and familiesWelcome Carnival
Arevalo Student Mall and PUB
7:30 p.m.All residence hall studentsIndividual Residence Hall Meetings
8 p.m.All new students, sophomores and familiesMovie Night
Join us in the PUB NCR for a viewing of Cruella to kick off Orientation Welcome Week!

Saturday, Sept. 18

TimeAudienceEvent Details
9 a.m.New students Meet with OL groups! If you live on campus, ask your CA which OL room you're meeting in. If you live off campus, come to Patterson 210 and 220!
10 a.m.All new students and sophomores (Families can virtually join us by going to this link)University Welcome
Showalter Auditorium and PUB NCR.
noonAll new students, sophomores, families and staffUniversity Picnic
Arevalo Student Mall
2 p.m.All new studentsUniversity Sessions
Learn about Money Matters, Getting Involved and Academic Support.
2 p.m. & 3 p.m.New familiesEWU Tour for Families Meet in the Campus Mall.
3 p.m.New familiesEWU Family Panel
PUB NCR (Spanish session- PUB 3rd Floor)
5 p.m.Grab dinner on your own.
7 p.m.All new students and sophomoresEagle Block Party
Join us in the Arevalo Student Mall and PUB for an evening of karaoke, open mic, and board and yard games!

Sunday, Sept. 19

TimeAudienceEvent Details
10 a.m. or 11 a.m.All new students Meet with OL groups! If you live on campus, ask your CA which OL room you're meeting in. (Split into A and B groups, based on where you live). If you live off campus, come to Patterson 210 and 220- Cheney students at 10 AM, Spokane students at 11 AM.
12 p.m.Grab lunch on your own.
1 p.m.All new studentsGroup A: Speaking of Sex- Showalter Auditorium
Since 2007, “Speaking of Sex…” has been addressing sexual assault and Title IX suggested education on college campuses across the country. It’s not about telling students what choices to make. Instead it is about presenting the choices that students are making and inviting honest, in-depth, no-holds-barred discussions of those choices.
Group B: COVID & University Safety- PUB NCR
Learn about all things EWU and COVID at this presentation!
2:30 p.m.Take a quick break, then groups will switch.
3 p.m.All new studentsGroup B: Speaking of Sex- Showalter Auditorium
Group A: COVID & University Safety- PUB NCR
4:30 p.m.Grab dinner on your own.
6 p.m.All new students and sophomoresPlayfair
Join us on Roos Field for an EWU orientation tradition. Many say Playfair is their favorite activity of Orientation Welcome Week!
8 p.m.All new students and sophomoresRec-Splosion
Experience a variety of events sponsored by the University Recreation Center: ice skating, hot dogs and hot wings competition, slacklining and club sport and SAIL tabling.

Monday, Sept. 20

TimeAudienceEvent Details
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.All new students and transfersEagle Card:
Be sure to pick up your Eagle card at 120 Tawanka Hall!
10 a.m. or 11 a.m.All new students Meet with OL groups! If you live on campus, ask your CA which OL room you're meeting in. (Split into A and B groups, based on where you live). If you live off campus, come to Patterson 210 and 220- Cheney students at 10 AM, Spokane students at 11 AM.
noonGrab lunch on your own. Dine on-campus at The Market or Panda Express. There are local restaurants in Cheney too!
1:30 p.m.
All new studentsGroup A: Diversity Presentation
Join us in Showalter Hall Auditorium for an interactive program on racism, sexism and LGBTQ issues especially for college students.
Group B: Department Tours
Join us for a tour of offices related to diversity around campus.
3 p.m.Take a quick break, then groups will switch.
3:30 p.m.All new studentsGroup B: Diversity Presentation
Group A: Department Tours
5 p.m.All new students and sophomoresDiversity Celebration
Experience a diverse variety of foods, student group performances and live music in the Arevalo Student Mall. (Rain Location- PUB NCR)

Tuesday, Sept. 21

TimeAudienceEvent Details
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.All new students and transfersEagle Card
Be sure to pick up your Eagle card at 120 Tawanka Hall!
9 a.m.Honors Students OnlyHonors Orientation
126 Patterson Hall
10 a.m.All new students (including transfers)Academic College Presentations
Not sure which college presentation to attend?
11:30 a.m.All new students (including transfers) and sophomoresPass Through the Pillars Tradition
Join us for an EWU orientation tradition at the Herculean Pillars (in front of Showalter Hall) that symbolizes the beginning of your college career.
12:30 p.m.All new students (including transfers), sophomores, faculty and staffBBQ Lunch
Showalter Hall
1:30 p.m.All new students (including transfers) and sophomoresCampus Connections Fair
Join us at Showalter Hall to get connected with groups and resources on campus!
2:45 p.m.All new students (including transfers) and sophomoresLearn to Ride the Bus
Sign up to learn how to ride the STA bus from EWU to our local Safeway.
3 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.All new students and sophomoresOrientation Tours
You’ll join a student tour guide and a small group of your peers on a tour of campus, to prepare you for your first day of classes. Sign up for a tour. Meet at the Visitor Center!
4 p.m.All sophomoresSophomore Reception
Are you a sophomore who missed out on orientation last year? We want to celebrate with you in the URC Courtyard. Please register if you’re planning on attending this event.
5:15 p.m.All residence hall studentsIndividual Residence Hall Meetings

Wednesday, Sept. 22

TimeAudienceEvent Details
All studentsFirst day of classes!
7:50 a.m.All of campusOne Room Schoolhouse Bell Ringing
An EWU tradition!
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.All new studentsEagleCard
Be sure to pick up your EagleCard at 120 Tawanka Hall!
3 p.m.New EWU Spokane studentsSpokane Welcome Fest
We will be welcoming our new EWU Spokane students to the Catalyst Building.
3 p.m.All new students (including transfers) and sophomoresLearn to Ride the Bus
Sign up to learn how to ride the STA bus from EWU to the Catalyst building downtown.

Thursday, Sept. 23

TimeAudienceEvent Details
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.All new studentsEagleCard
Be sure to pick up your EagleCard at 120 Tawanka Hall!
2:30 p.m.All new students (including transfers) and sophomoresLearn to Ride the Bus
Sign up to learn how to ride the STA bus from EWU to Riverfront Park downtown.
9 p.m.All new students and sophomoresGlow Dance
Celebrate the start of the school year with your fellow Eagles at the PUB!

Friday, Sept. 24

TimeAudienceEvent Details
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.All new studentsEagleCard
Be sure to pick up your EagleCard at 120 Tawanka Hall!
10 a.m.All new students and sophomoresNeighborFest
Come meet the many on- and off-campus resources available for you at NeighborFest, located in the Arevalo Student Mall.

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 the virtual New Student Orientation will receive notice of any changes via email.