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Central Sampler

Our Central Sampler program offers an extended, overnight visit to campus for prospective students. CWU Sampler is designed to give the prospective student a 2-day, 1-night experience on the Central campus. Students have the opportunity to experience:

  • Overnight Stay in our Residence Halls Including 2 Meals
  • Tours of Campus, Dining Hall and Residence Halls
  • Admissions Office Welcome and  Q & A Sessions with Current Students
  • Mock Lecture from a CWU Faculty
  • Presentations from University Housing and Financial Aid Office
  • Options to schedule pre-arranged meetings with Admission Counselors,  Academic Department representatives and/or Student Support Services staff members
  • An Official CWU Welcome Packet

Central Sampler Agenda

CWU Sampler Dates
04/07/2016 - 04/08/2016Register Here
04/21/2016 - 04/22/2016Register Here
05/05/2016 - 05/06/2016Register Here
05/19/2016 - 05/20/2016Register Here
06/02/2016 - 06/03/2016Register Here

Central Washington University and the Visitation Program are not required to provide supervision to any student or minor during their stay on campus through the Central Sampler Program.  Guests under 18 years of age are required to have parent(s) or guardian staying with them in the residence hall assigned. Failure to have a parent(s) or guardian will result in rejection of your reservation in the Central Sampler Program.

Central Sampler Cost:

Student- $45
Guest 1-$45
Guest 2- $45
Additional Guests- $60 (this applies to 3rd or more guests in party).

Payment Procedure:
The payment process for Central Sampler will initiate after student has successfully registered on-line. A confirmation e-mail will be automatically sent containing a link to make payment. Payment must be completed within 24 hours of signing up.  An email confirmation of payment will be emailed once payment is received and processed.

Cancellation Policy:

The cancelation policy requires written notice to receive a full refund. Cancelations must be made before 5 pm PT on Monday prior to the event. Please e-mail to cancel your reservation.

For questions regarding overnight accommodations on campus, cancelations, or make changes to your reservation, please email the Conference Program at

For all other questions regarding programmatic details of Central Sampler, please call the Visitation Program at 509-963-1262 or email us at

For information regarding overnight accommodations off campus please visit the Ellensburg Chamber of Commerce website:

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