Get a Feel For Campus

The EWU campus is gorgeous. Not that we’re bragging, but the students who visit our campus are 88 percent more likely to choose EWU. Just saying.

Campus Tours

Join a group of future students on a walking tour of campus with a student tour guide. You’ll visit classroom buildings, student services and other popular locations.

Want the best EWU campus experience? Then you want a campus tour.

If you want to meet with someone from an academic program or with an admissions advisor, let us know so we can put you in touch with the right people. Be sure to let us know well in advance. Departments are open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Campus Tour Times

Monday-Friday: 60-90 minutes

  • Morning Campus Tour: 11 a.m.
  • Afternoon Campus Tour: 2 p.m.

Weekend Campus Tour: Saturday at 11 a.m. (During academic year only).

Housing and Residential Life Tours: Monday-Friday at 12:30 p.m.

Group Visits: To schedule a group visit, please scroll down to the group visit section and fill out the group visit request form.

Sign up to view the tour calendar to reserve your spot for any of our tours.

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Engineering Tours: 

Time: 2-3:45 p.m.

Friday, March 6, 2020

It’s the best way for future students interested in Engineering to explore EWU! In addition to a walking campus tour with a student tour guide, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with an engineering faculty member who will answer questions and showcase the Computing & Engineering Building.

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Housing Tours

Find your home with EWU Housing & Residential Life. Join a group of future students on a walking tour with a student tour guide. You’ll visit two or three of the most popular residence halls: Pearce Hall, Streeter Hall and/or snyamncut (official spelling).


Housing tours start from the housing office which is located on the first floor of snyamncut.

1027 Cedar St Cheney, WA 99004

Tour Times

  • Monday-Friday: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • No housing tours:
    • December: 13-January 6
    • January 7-8
    • June 13

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Photo: EWU snyamncut

Future Student Events


  • Saturday, April 4, 2020
  • Friday, April 17, 2020

Join admitted students and families as you get all the information you need to make your college decision less stressful. Find answers to complex questions, meet students and professors, and talk to experts about your next steps.

Admitted Student Day on April 4 will include sessions in both Spanish and English.

Save the date now and learn more!

Customized Group Visits

Special guidelines have been introduced to ensure you have the best group visit possible.

  • Groups can include up to 55 participants.
  • If multiple groups want to be on campus at the same time, the group that signed up first will receive the visit slot.
  • Exceptions to these guidelines may occur on a case by case basis depending on the availability of resources.

To make sure your visit is tailored to your needs, you’ll want to plan well in advance.

  • Schedule your overnight visits 4 weeks in advance.
  • Schedule your day visits at least 3 weeks in advance.
  • Group visits are available Monday through Friday.
  • Overnight visits are available Monday through Thursday for students in the 9th grade and above.
  • On the day of your visit, let us know if you’re running late.

Time: 60 minutes
  All ages

Student guides provide walking tours of campus. As time allows, you will have the opportunity to explore the majority of the Cheney campus. Your tour includes the library and University Recreation Center. The ratio of visitors to guides will depend on how many guides are available at that time.

Time: 30 minutes
 High School

A typical presentation includes an overview of the admissions process, tips on how to apply for college, the actions students should take to prepare for college, and a question and answer session with an admissions representative. 

Time: 30-60 minutes
Audience: All ages

Choose from multiple workshops on college fit, college jeopardy and more. Workshops are age-specific, and we can customize options for your group.

Time: 60 minutes
  All ages

The cost of meals varies but is typically $9-$11 per student. Our student union building the Pence Union Building (PUB) features 4 dining locations: Global Cuisine, Freshens, Union Market and Panda Express.  Everything is a la carte. Credit card or cash is recommended.

Time: 30 minutes
All ages

Ask questions and get unscripted and candid answers from 3-4 current EWU students.

Time: 20-30 minutes 
  All ages

EWU is home to one of the most diverse student populations in the entire northwest. Activities  include tours of centers, conversations with current students, and conversations with staff and faculty.

  • Africana Studies
  • American Indian Studies
  • Chicana and Chicano Studies
  • Center for Academic Advising & Retention
  • College Success Foundation at EWU
  • Disability Support Services
  • EWU Multicultural Center
  • Foster Youth Programs at EWU
  • Pride Center
  • Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program
  • Veterans Resource Center

Time: Varies
High school

Recreation activities includes an ice rink, rock climbing wall, and multiple gyms for students to play basketball or volleyball. We are happy to coordinate use of these facilitates as available. Your students will need to complete release waivers.

Additional fees apply.

Time: One night, Monday night through Thursday night
High school

You can have up to 50 high school students stay overnight in Dryden Hall. The cost of an overnight visit varies, and you will need to provide your own linens or rent them from EWU Housing. At least one chaperone is required per 15 students. Please schedule your visit and contact us at least four weeks in advance to discuss details and availability.

We love showing our campus to student groups, and we can create a customized EWU experience for your group. To coordinate a visit, fill out the group visit form. Please submit your group request at least 3 weeks prior to your requested dates. Four weeks for an overnight request.

Submit Your Group Visit Request

Visitor Center


Coming to campus for the first time? Taking a tour or meeting with admissions? EWU’s Visitor Center has students and staff who are ready to answer your questions and help you explore EWU. All campus tours begin and end at the Visitor Center which consequently also has the best brochure selection on campus.


Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Closed for Major Holidays (No Tours)

Nov. 11, 2019: Veteran’s Day
Nov. 28, 2019: Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 29, 2019: Native American Heritage Day
Dec. 21, 2019-Jan. 5, 2020: EWU Winter Break
Jan. 20, 2020: Martin Luther King Day
Feb. 17, 2020: Presidents’ Day
May 25, 2020: Memorial Day
July 3, 2020: Independence Day (observed)
Sep. 7, 2020: Labor Day
Nov. 11, 2020: Veteran’s Day
Nov. 26, 2020: Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 27, 2020: Native American Heritage Day

Photo: EWU Eagle on Visitor Center