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Central Washington University
Office of International Studies and Programs
International Center
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7408

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International Student Orientation

The International Student Orientation is a program for all newly-admitted international students at Central Washington University's (CWU) Ellensburg campus. It is offered by the Office of International Studies & Programs, in cooperation with many other CWU offices. International Student Orientation includes various mandatory and non-mandatory educational sessions and social activities to prepare you for life at Central.

Ellensburg Winter International Orientation Dates:

  • January 1, 2019:  International Student Move-In
  • January 2, 2019:  International Student Orientation

Click here for the complete schedule

Ellensburg Spring International Orientation:

  • March 22, 2019: International Student Move-In
  • March 25, 2019: International Student Orientation

Center Orientation Dates:

Winter 2019

  • Des Moines: December 4
  • Lynnwood/Everett: December 5
  • Pierce: December 6
Spring 2019
  • Des Moines: March 12
  • Lynnwood/Everett: March 13
  • Pierce: March 14

International Student Orientation is Important To International Student Success

International student success at CWU begins with International Student Orientation. Orientation is designed to help you:

  • Adjust to academic and social life at CWU
  • Comply with government regulations pertaining to your stay in the U.S.
  • Learn about on-campus and off-campus resources and support services
  • Learn how to navigate the physical environment of the campus
  • Become comfortable with the local community and U.S. culture
  • Meet new people and make friends from around the world

General Contact Information

Questions about International Student Orientation: 

Ellensburg / main campus - Contact:

CWU Des Moines center – Contact:

CWU Lynnwood center – Contact:

CWU Pierce center – Contact:

Questions about Central Washington University:

Like the Central Washington University International Students page on Facebook and join the International Student Orientation event for your start term to connect with students and staff involved in orientation.


Questions about I-20 or DS-2019 visa documents:

F visa - Contact:

J visa – Contact:

Please read information about these documents on the F1 Visa page.

Questions about New Student Orientation (for all incoming first-year undergraduates):



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