Apartment Move-In Guide

Welcome to EWU

Apartment Move-in: Sept. 1

We are excited to welcome you to campus! As we embark on this adventure together this year we want to make sure you have all the information you will need for a successful move-in.

This move-in guide is for students moving into the Anna Maria or Townhouse apartments. If you are moving into Anderson, Dryden, Pearce, snyamncut and Streeter Hall refer to the residence hall move-in guide.

Below you will find everything you need to know to make this a successful move-in, including:

1. Check-in & Key Pickup

If you have not signed up for a move-in date and time, check your EWU email for info and sign up for the best date and time for you to move in!

When: Friday, Sept. 1

Time: Arrive during the half-hour you have chosen for your time slot.

Where: You will pull into the parking lot P18 and call the ACM on-call phone at 509.979.6589.

  • Our staff will bring you your keys at that time.
  • You will be directed to your building and you can park nearby to unload.

Apartment Move-in map

Download Map

2. Unloading

  • Unload your belongings into your new apartment unit.
  • When you are done unloading park back at P18 to make room for other vehicles to unload. P18 will be free on move-in day
  • Parking permits are available for purchase.

3. Room Inventory & Unpack

You will have the opportunity to mark any damages to the room using the room inventory sheet in your move-in packet. Turn this in to the Residence Hall office. If you have any issues with your room there is information on how to submit a maintenance request.

Now it’s time to unpack, relax and get to know your new home. Say hi to your neighbors and goodbye to your moving party.

Helpful Tips

Eagle Card

Your Eagle Card is your access to your building, your food, bus pass, printing credit, etc. If you have not already completed your Eagle Card request form, do so right away.

Request Your Eagle Card


Laundry is done by adding funds to an app called PayRange. Shared laundry facilities are located in the basement of Anna Maria apartments and near the entrance of the Townhouse Apartments.


Parking Permits are required to park in Anna Maria and the Townhouses parking lots Townhouses lot is TH and Anna Maria lot is AM.

Purchase a Parking Permit


EWU provides 100 meg internet. All units come with a modem that is provided. If you would like wi-fi in your unit you will need to purchase a ROUTER ONLY to connect to the modem. You can opt to purchase faster internet, but are not allowed to install satelite dishes to the facilites for any reason.


Mail is delivered (USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc.) directly to the University apartments to mailboxes located around the buildings that you will access using your mail key.

FAQ - Your Apartment

  • All University apartments come unfurnished so make sure you talk to your roommates and plan who is bringing what.

  • Laundry
  • Mailbox

Anna Maria (units 1-10)
906 Washington St.
Cheney, WA 99004

Anna Maria (units 11-21)
922 Washington St.
Cheney, WA 99004

620 W. 7th St.
Cheney, WA 99004

At the beginning of the year you will complete a roommate agreement. It is important to have open and honest communication with your roommate. Roommates who complete this form together and agree to expectations are more likely to have a great experience.

Meet your neighbors – Introduce yourself, say hello, chat on your way to or from class. Getting to know your neighbors will make it easier to approach them if issues arise later. Talk to the person – Before you talk to the person (roommate/neighbor) make sure you take time to cool off and think about the situation. Ask yourself if this is a one time issue or something that is ongoing. If it is on-going think about the outcome you want before you approach them. Do you want them to turn the music down at 10:00 pm? This will help you discuss an issue in a positive way. Assume Positive Intention – Keep in mind that the other person likely doesn’t know you have a problem with what they are doing. While it may be an annoyance, they are likely unaware of how their behavior is impacting you.

There is limited space to move people around in University Apartments. If you have tried the tips for conflict resolution and just can’t make it work, you may submit a room change request after the first two weeks of the quarter starts.

Students can live in the apartments during all breaks. Summer options are available for students who plan to live in thier unit for the upcoming school year. Info for summer options is sent to students via EWU email during the spring quarter.

No Nails or Screws. Only push pins allowed, no command strips or other sticky items as it pulls paint off of the walls