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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
10/2/2014 - 10/3/2014Register Here
11/6/2014 - 11/7/2014Register Here
12/4/2014 - 12/5/2014Register Here
1/29/2015 - 1/30/2015Register Here
2/26/2014 - 2/27/2015Register Here
4/30/2015 - 5/1/2015Register Here
5/28/2015 - 5/29/2015

Register 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
Parent or Guardian $60

Now Offering Family Package Plans:

1 Student & 1 Guest $90.00
1 Student & 2 Guests $135.00
*Additional guests for the Family Package plans will be priced on a case by case scenario. Conference Program will make the price determination.

Rates above include lodging for one night, 2 meals (Dinner and Breakfast), a parking permit, and programing costs. Rates will not be adjusted for missed meals and/or lodging. Facilities for lodging are in a non-air-conditioned residence hall setting, shared room, where towels and linens are provided. Off- campus accommodations and meals are not covered with program cost. Central Sampler program and pricing is available only on a series of pre-selected dates. Rates are subject to change.

Payment Procedure:

To pay please call the CWU Conference Program during office hours Monday-Friday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm toll free at 800-752-4379 or 509-963-1141. An email confirmation of payment will be emailed to applicants once payment is received and processed.

Cancellation Policy:

The cancellation policy requires 72 hours advance written notice to receive a full refund. Cancellations must be submitted by email to

After you register on-line via website link above your payment must be made within 24 hours. For questions regarding overnight accommodations on campus, cancellations, or make changes to your reservation, please email the Conference Program at

For all other questions please call our CWU Visitation Program at 509-963-1262

For information call our Visitation Program at 509-963-1262

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