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New Student Orientation at CWU-Des Moines

CWU-Des Moines will hold an orientation for new students at the beginning of each academic year.  Orientation will be held at the CWU-Des Moines Center.  Specific details will be sent to you several weeks prior to orientation.  Please stay tuned for more details.

Orientation provides students with the opportunity to learn about the student services offered at CWU and in partnership with Highline College.  Those services are:

  • Parking
  • Foodservice
  • Student Life
  • Career Counseling Services
  • Veteran Services
  • Financial Aid
  • Disability Support Services
  • Library Services
  • Writing & Math Center
  • Campus Activities

The Day of Orientation will include:

  • “Campus Expo”-Learn about the resources you have available to you at CWU-Des Moines & take your photo ID
  • “Wildcat Essentials”-Introduction to CWU-Des Moines resources and how to register for classes
  • You will be meeting with your academic advisors to determine your next steps. This is required for getting admitted to your major program.

* Online students will have online academic advising. 

If you have questions regarding New Student Orientation at CWU Des Moines please call 206-439-3800 or email

Welcome to CWU – Des Moines!

Orientation Schedule

Des Moines Date Time
Winter 2019 - All Majors Tues., Dec. 10th 2019  12:30pm 
Lynnwood Date Time
Winter 2019 - All Majors  Wed., Dec. 11th 2019  1:00pm 
Pierce County Date Time
Winter 2019 - All Majors Thurs., Dec. 12th 2019    12:30pm