New Student Orientation

Welcome to the #EagleFamily!

The new student 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 few of steps to get you on your way!


Orientation Recordings

Did you miss your Orientation? Still have a few unanswered questions? Check out our Orientation recordings for help!

Welcome and Opening

Hear from Maria Reyna, Director of Orientation & Family Programs, along with EWU President, President McMahan.  Find out what it means to be an Eagle and learn our cheer- GO EAGS!

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Housing and Residential Life

Join Melanie Potts, Director of Housing & Residential Life, as she dives into the live-on requirement, the benefits of living on campus, what to expect at move in day, and more!

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EWU Student Panel

Listen to a group of current EWU students on their experiences as first year students, their favorite EWU traditions, tips on studying, and more!

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Financial Aid and Student Financial Services

Join our EWU Financial Aid and Student Financial Services staff break down financial barriers, define next steps in your financial aid journey, and learn what you can do to get ahead!

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Have a question? Text us!

Our Orientation team is here to help you thrive! Feel free to text our line with whatever questions you might have- Orientation related or not.
(509) 359-9711

*texts may take up to 24 hours to respond; weekends vary

Transferring into EWU?

There can be a lot to keep track of. Check out the transfer website to learn more about transferring credits, registering for classes, and more!

Why Students Choose Eastern

Hear from real students about their EWU experience and why they decided to become an Eagle!


Access the full EWU video library below:

Video Library

Reach Out for Assistance

The orientation team is available to connect 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 and let us know:

  • Full Name
  • EWU NetID
  • Phone number
  • Brief overview explaining the nature of your requested meeting.

Once you have emailed us, our team will reach out as soon as possible.

Questions? Please contact us at or 509.359.6843.