EWU at the SIERR Building

Located on the eastern end of the University District, the SIERR building is part of a health sciences peninsula.


EWU Nursing and Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSMD) is now located in Spokane’s newly restored SIERR building which includes simulation labs, offices and classrooms.

SIERR Building Address

850 East Spokane Falls Blvd., Suite 100
Spokane, WA 99202

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Parking Information

Hourly/Daily parking is available for purchase for the front lot. In your phones search engine please enter “Reef Mobile App” and follow instructions to download. Daily rates are listed on the Reef Mobile app and their website at https://rpnw.com/ If you have any issues with the app, please contact app support at 1-888-561-7333.

Student parking permits are available to purchase from REEF Parking by filling out an application at rpnw.com.

Monthly permits: $50.00 + Tax

Day-time Hourly Rates:

  • 0-2 hours – $4
  • 2-5 hours- $6.00
  • 5-12 hours- $10.00

Free parking is available on adjacent streets.

Building Access

To access SIERR, current EWU faculty, staff, and students will need a valid EagleCard. No additional request is needed for access, all current EWU community members have access to the building during regular hours.

If you have tried your ID card and it is not working, please contact the EagleCard Office and explain that your ID card is not working at the SIERR Building.


Driving Directions

  1. From I-90 eastbound or westbound, take exit 282 for Hamilton St/WA-290 toward Trent Ave.
  2. Merge onto WA-290 E
  3. Turn left onto E Spokane Falls Blvd
  4. Turn left at N Cincinnati St
  5. The SIERR building is a brick building on the left on the South side of the parking lot. 850 East Spokane Falls Blvd. Suite 100, Spokane WA 99202.

Bus Routes

The City Line bus does drop offs and pickups at Stop 20, located at Springfield Avenue and Cincinnati Street.

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



2023 marks EWU’s inaugural cohort of 40 nursing students. The program, resulting from extensive planning and collaboration with healthcare industry partners, is designed to prepare nurses to meet the diverse healthcare needs region-wide.

Nursing Information

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Professional practice in communication sciences and disorders involves working with people who have disabilities of speech, language, swallowing, and hearing.

CMSD Information

About the SIERR Building

SIERR stands for Spokane Inland Empire Railroad, this turn of the century landmark has been given a bright future due to Emerald Initiative’s renovation, including updating both floor plates and infrastructure, creating a green office environment serviced by the latest in energy efficient construction and infrastructure.

This building adaptively repurposed a 100+ year old former rail repair facility into a modern multi-tenant building that utilizes an innovative closed Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) to heat and cool the building in an uber-efficient manner that relies on the earth as a heat sink. This system, along with other technologies, have enabled the historic brick building to achieve LEED Gold certification despite its voluminous 30ft ceiling height in the main entry common area running North/South.

EWU’s program’s location within the Health Peninsula — a hub for research, development and advancement of health sciences — will help to further strengthen the university’s partnerships with other health education centers in the area.