EWU Spokane Catalyst

Located on the south landing of the University District Gateway Bridge in Spokane, the Catalyst is home to several EWU programs.


The Catalyst building is now home to EWU Spokane.

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

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

Whether it's by providing dental services or speech therapy, Health Science and Public Health students are expanding healthcare access in underserved communities.


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

Parking & Bus Information

Paid parking is available in the front lot. It is owned and monitored 24/7 by Republic/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. Monthly passes may also be purchased by sending a request to spoadmin@reefparking.com.

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.

STA Bus routes 90 and 12 serve the Catalyst building. For more information please follow the link STA Route Schedule.

Directions & Map


  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 Sprague Ave. The turn is quick, right before the train tracks.
  4. The Catalyst building is on the left at 601 E Riverside Avenue, 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