Parents & Families

We will partner with you to ensure your student’s success, and educate you about resources and services available.

Welcome to Eastern

College life introduces new experiences for every student. It’s a time of change and discovery. Use these resources to find important information for parents and others who support future college students.

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Take a Tour

Campus Tours:
This 60-minute tour is the best way for students and families to explore the EWU Cheney campus. You’ll join a student tour guide and a small group of future students on an outside walking tour of campus. You’ll visit classroom buildings, student services and popular student locations.

  • Morning Campus Tour, 11 a.m., Monday – Friday
  • Afternoon Campus Tour, 2 p.m., Monday – Friday
  • Weekend Campus Tour, 11 a.m., Select Saturdays

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For virtual group visits, please fill out our request form.


Academic Support

Many students are surprised by the academic rigor of college. To help your student make the transition, EWU has innovative and successful support programs.

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Tuition, Fees & Comparison of Washington State Universities

EWU is the best value among all public four-year universities in the state. See how much your family can save.

Tuition & Fees

Academic Calendar

Check the academic calendar for important dates, including the first day of class, finals week and holiday breaks.

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Campus Safety

Annual Campus <br>Safety Report

Annual Campus
Safety Report

This report provides a transparent overview of crime statistics. EWU has been named one of the safest college campuses in the country for 2018 according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security.

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Campus Emergency <br>Management Plan (CEMP)

Campus Emergency
Management Plan (CEMP)

In the event of a campus emergency the CEMP is a framework for mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery activities.

Emergency Information

Campus <br>Alerts


Students and families can sign up for EWU Alerts. Get notified by text message in the event of an emergency or safety situation like incremental weather.

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Emergency Call Buttons

Emergency call buttons are located throughout campus to quickly notify EWU police officers and get a swift response.

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We have our own police team on campus. Eastern’s police officers are friendly and approachable, with a strong commitment to student safety and a connection to local police and fire departments.

Family Programming

As a parent, grandparent or sibling, you are part of our Eagle family, too. Family Programs help you stay connected to your student and let you know about important updates… just in case your student forgets to tell you.

One of our traditions is Eagle Family Homecoming. Come visit your student, enjoy the campus and watch the annual homecoming football game.

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Subscribe to the EWU Family E-Blast

Our E-Blast will include a blog made to keep parents in the know and newsflashes emailed to you directly with the following information:

  • News from the Office for New Student Transitions and Family Programming
  • Family information
  • Information to pass on to your student
  • Upcoming campus events
  • Other helpful updates

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Local Hotels

We can’t make hotel recommendations, but the ones listed below offer a special EWU rate if asked. For more options, head to the Visit Spokane website. Remember to ask about the special EWU hotel rate.