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!


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New Student Orientation Dates

Students beginning their Eagle career in the Fall of 2022 can choose one of four in-person dates. Sign up today!

July 15 and 18 also have Spanish-speaking sessions and the option for students to stay overnight in a residence hall.

To sign up, log in using the username and password you used to apply to EWU.

July 15 Orientation – Full!

July 18 Orientation – Full!

July 29 Orientation

Aug 01 Orientation


Have questions or need help registering?

Contact Orientation & Family Programs at 509.359.6843 or

Summer Orientation Schedule

8:30-9:30 a.m.Optional Campus Tours (no registration required)1st Floor Showalter
9-10 a.m.Check InShowalter Auditorium
10-10:30 a.m.Orientation WelcomeShowalter Auditorium
10:30-11 a.m.Housing ActivityShowalter Auditorium
11:15 a.m.- 12 p.m.College Sessions (students)Various Locations
11:15 a.m.- 12 p.m.Student Safety & Success (families)Showalter Auditorium
11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.**Presentacion en Espanol Disponible 15 y 18 de julioShowalter 109
12- 1:30 p.m.Optional Campus BBQ/ Involvement Fair/ Eagle StoreCampus Mall
1:30-2:30 p.m.**Presentacion en Espanol Disponible 15 y 18 de julioShowalter 109
1:30-1:45 p.m.Financial Aid SessionShowalter Auditorium
1:45- 2:30 p.m.Financial Aid Student PanelShowalter Auditorium
2:30-3 p.m.Closing RemarksShowalter Auditorium
Each Orientation date has the same schedule.
This schedule is subject to change.

EWU Campus Map- Showalter Hall

Orientation Frequently Asked Questions

Once you officially confirm with Admissions that you’re attending EWU in the Fall, then you will get an email from us regarding signing up for your Orientation. Don’t see the email? Let us know at and we can help you out!

You can also register using the buttons above!

Yes! The sign-up form will allow you to change your date.

Absolutely! Families are more than welcome to join you on campus during your Orientation date. Just make sure to indicate how many guests you’re bringing when you register.

The schedule is essentially the same for all four Orientation dates. July 15 and July 18 do have a Spanish session component, however. If you or your loved one would prefer to learn more about EWU in Spanish, we would encourage you to attend one of these dates.

New Students: If you’re interested in spending the night on campus the night before your Orientation, make sure you chose the “with overnight component” option when you register for your date.

For Families: Looking for some accommodations for you and/or your family? Check out some local hotels below!

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Great question! The menu will be a Grilled Cheeseburger/ Vegetarian Sandwich on a roll with condiments. Fruit, salad, cookies, and drinks will also be provided.

*Please note that lunch is optional and must be payed for prior to the Orientation event.

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Here’s a list of things we recommend you bring for your overnight Orientation experience:

  • Sleeping bag/bedding
  • Pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Snacks
  • Portable fan
  • Anything else you might need to make you feel comfortable 🙂

We will have a variety of free lots for you to utilize on the day of your Orientation!

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Don't Forget: Apply to Housing

New, first-year students are required to live in an EWU residence hall. This policy is designed to increase student success and persistence to graduation. Students planning to live with their parents or guardian will need to complete a Housing Exception Request.

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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.