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!


2024 New Student Orientation Dates

To sign up, log in using the username and password you used to view your admission decision.

Monday, June 24- Full! 

Friday, July 12

Monday, July 15*

Monday, July 29

Friday, August 2*

*= Spanish Sessions Available, Overnight Options Available


Aug 22 Virtual Orientation

Have questions or need help registering?

Contact Orientation & Family Programs at 509.359.6843 or

Summer Orientation Schedule

8:30- 9 a.m.Optional Campus Tours (no registration required)1st Floor Showalter
9- 9:45 a.m.Check InShowalter Lawn
10- 10:15 a.m.Orientation WelcomeShowalter Auditorium
10:15- 10:45 a.m.Financial Aid & Student Financial Services Presentation **Showalter Auditorium
10:45- 11 a.m.Break
11 a.m.- 12 p.m.College Sessions (students)

Student Safety & Success (families)**
Various Locations

Showalter Auditorium
12- 1:30 p.m.Optional Campus BBQ (must have purchased tickets beforehand)

Resource Fair
Campus Mall

1:30- 1:50 p.m.Records & RegistrationShowalter Auditorium
1:50- 2:15 p.m.Housing Presentation

Showalter Auditorium
2:15- 2:45 p.m.Student PanelShowalter Auditorium
2:45 p.m.Closing RemarksShowalter Auditorium
3- 5 p.m.Open Houses; Campus Tours; Advising AppointmentsVarious Locations
3- 4 p.m.*June 24 only* EWU Running Start Continuing StudentsShowalter 109
Each Orientation date has the same schedule.
**Spanish breakout sessions available July 15 and August 2
This schedule is subject to change.

Orientation FAQ's

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. Just log back in and edit your submission.

Absolutely! Each student is permitted 2 guests to join them. This number is based on the maximum capacities of the rooms we’ll be using.

The schedule is essentially the same for all four Orientation dates. July 17 and August 4 do have a Spanish breakout sessions** available, 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.


**Please note that the entire Orientation program will not be translated in Spanish. There will be dedicated sessions on these dates where Spanish will be the primary language spoken.

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!

Local Hotels

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. You can purchase your lunch tickets on your Orientation portal or the new student dashboard!

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

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!

Check Out Our Parking Map

We ask this question in the Orientation registration form. Please make sure to explain the requested needs and our team will follow up with you closer to the event!

There’s a lot to know as you begin your journey as an Eagle! Here are some FAQs to help guide you through the process.

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!

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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 Username
  • 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.