EWU at the Catalyst


Innovative Space, Innovative Students

The Catalyst building, a joint project of Avista Development and McKinstry, provides Eastern students with modern, high tech-classrooms and immersive learning experiences. 

Bus Routes, Parking & Directions

We are located at 601 E Riverside Ave, Spokane, WA 99202.

Center for Innovation

EWU Spokane offers cutting-edge programs that are helping transform the region by giving students the ability to work closely with local businesses and organizations.

Arts & Culture

Each year, the MFA in Creative Writing hosts Get Lit!, a week-long literary festival that brings a diverse lineup of authors to the area and highlights our local literary community.


Graduates from our Business and Professional Accounting programs go on to strengthen and vitalize Spokane's economy.

Health Sciences

Our Occupational Therapy and RIDE programs open many opportunities for students to help people of all ages, from all communities.

Social Work

Students from our Addiction Studies and Social Work programs are making a significant impact by helping people live healthier lives.


With technology-educated individuals in high demand, our Design and Computer Science and Electrical Engineering programs work with local companies in a real-world format.

Urban & Regional Planning

Our Urban and Regional Planning graduates are improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods, cities and rural areas by solving critical problems.

Find Us

Bus Routes

STA bus routes 12 Southside/Medical Shuttle and 90 Sprague stop in front of the Catalyst building. Routes 26 Lidgerwood, 28 Nevada, and 29 Spokane Community College stop in front of WSU Spokane — a short walk across the University District Gateway Bridge.

Route 6 goes from Cheney campus to WSU campus.

Find the best route for you on the STA Routes & Schedules page.

Parking Information

Hourly/Daily parking is available for purchase for the front lot. This lot is owned and monitored by REEF Parking. There is a sign with a QR code to download the Reef Mobile App for daily rates. If you have any issues with the app, call 509.755.7598.

Student parking permits are available to purchase from REEF Parking by submitting a request to spoadmin@reefparking.com. You must provide your EWU Student ID # to receive the student discounted price shown below.


  • Quarter permit – $250
  • Semester permit – $375
  • Monthly permit – $100

Day-time Hourly Rates

  • 0-2 hours – $4
  • 2-4 hours – $6
  • 4-6 hours $10
  • 6-8 hours $12
  • 8-10 hours $15

Evening Permits and rates (5:00 pm to 12:00pm)

  • Evening Quarter Permit – $195
  • Evening Lot C – $5 (Flat rate for the evening)
  • Evening Lot D – $3 (Flat rate for the evening)

Faculty and staff can work through EWU Parking Services to purchase an annual Catalyst parking permit.

Free parking is available on Sprague Ave. and side streets.

Metered parking is available on E Spokane Falls Blvd., and time-limited parking on N Riverpoint Blvd.

WSU Spokane parking lots have hourly and daily parking permits available to purchase from the kiosks located in designated lots. Quarter/semester and annual parking permits may also be purchased from the WSU Spokane Parking Office.

Driving Directions


  1. From I-90 eastbound or westbound, take exit 281 toward US-2 E/US-395 N/Newport/Colville.
  2. Merge onto US-2 E/US-395 N/S Division St.
  3. Take a right on 3rd Ave.
  4. Turn left on Sherman Ave.
  5. Turn right on Sprague Ave. at the light.
  6. The Catalyst building is on the left at 601 E Riverside Ave., Spokane, WA 99202.

Interactive Map

Get to know the south landing area around the Catalyst building and how it connects to the WSU Spokane campus with the iconic gateway bridge.

View Interactive Campus Map

Floor Plans

Explore the floor plans to find classroom numbers, office locations, and other specific spaces related to the Catalyst.

View Floor Plans