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, a residence hall 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 in advance.

Tour Times

Monday-Friday: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. (during academic year only)

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Housing Tours

Find your home with EWU Housing & Residential Life. You’ll join a student tour guide and a group of future students on a walking tour that showcases three of the most popular residence halls: Pearce Hall, Streeter Hall, and snyamncut (which is officially spelled with a lowercase “s”).

Tour Times

  • Monday-Friday: 12:30 p.m.

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Photo: EWU snyamncut

Customized Group Visits

Due to the Pence Union Building (PUB) redesign that is taking place on EWU’s main campus, 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 four weeks in advance.
  • Schedule your day visits at least three 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
All ages

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 minutes
Audience: All ages

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

Time: 45-60 minutes
  All ages

The cost of meals varies but is typically $9-$11 per student. EWU Dining Services requires a two-week notice to plan your group meal. You can also bring your own lunches and picnic!

Time: 30 minutes
All ages

Ask questions and get unscripted and candid answers from 3-6 current EWU students.

Time: 30-60 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
  • College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
  • Center for Academic Advising & Retention
  • College Success Foundation at EWU
  • Disability Support Services
  • EWU Multicultural Center
  • Foster Youth Programs at EWU
  • Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program
  • Veterans Resource Center

Time: Varies
High school

Recreation activities includes an ice rink, rock climbing wall, a fieldhouse with track and multiple sport courts, and multiple gyms. We are happy to coordinate use of these facilitates as available. Your students may 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.

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)

Sep. 3, 2018: Labor Day
Nov. 12, 2018: Veteran’s Day
Nov. 22, 2018: Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 23, 2018: Native American Heritage Day
Dec. 17, 2018-Jan. 1, 2019: EWU Winter Break
Jan. 21, 2019: Martin Luther King Day
Feb. 21, 2019: Presidents’ Day
May 27, 2019: Memorial Day
July 4, 2019: Independence Day

Photo: EWU Eagle on Visitor Center