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CWU Summer

General Information

University Recreation


University Recreation is home to the student recreation center administration, intramural sports, sport clubs, Outdoor Pursuits & Rentals, climbing wall programs, group fitness, open recreation, and summer kids camps.

Student Recreation Center


The 80,000 square-foot recreation center includes a four-court gymnasium, elevated jogging track, fitness/cardiovascular and strength training areas, group exercise rooms, outdoor equipment rentals, locker rooms with saunas, and a 50-foot indoor rock climbing wall. Summer student memberships are available for $75. Items such as lockers, towel service, and group exercise classes require additional fees. Check the University Recreation Web site for hours of operation.

CWU Aquatic Facility


Members of the student recreation center are able to use the campus pool at no additional cost during open recreation swims during the nine-week summer quarter. Check the University Recreation Web site for hours of operation.

Little 'Cats Summer Camp


Little 'Cats Summer Kids Camp is a recreational and educational program offered by CWU's recreation program for children entering grades 1-5. The camp's primary function is activity and fun for the children of students, faculty, and staff during the summer months. The program is offered weekdays and participants enjoy organized indoor and outdoor games, arts, crafts, music, drama, and field trips. A nutritious daily snack is provided to the participants. Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily.

Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals

509-963-3537 SURC 175

Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals is home to University Recreation's outdoor programs. It offers regularly scheduled, guided excursions, and rental of a wide array of equipment to venture out on your own any day of the week. Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals is open yearround and provides equipment for all seasons. Summer hours vary. Please call for summer schedule.

Campus Life

CWU Campus Life is dedicated to enriching students' experiences outside of the classroom by providing social, cultural, recreational, and educationally diverse programs, services, and apprenticeships.

Campus Life/Accounting, SURC 263, 509-963-1329
Campus Life/Administration and Facilities, SURC 263, 509-963-1691
Campus Life/Campus Activities, SURC 274, 509-963-1691
Campus Life/Programming, SURC 274, 509-963-1450
Campus Life/Publicity Center, SURC 272, 509-963-1677
Campus radio station KCWU 88.1 FM, The Burg, SURC 120, 509-963-2283

Student Union Operations and Scheduling Services

509-963-1321 SU 146

The Student Union is the community center of the university, providing services, conveniences, and amenities for all members of the CWU community and its guests.

Student Union Operations - Scheduling Services, SURC 146, 509-963-1321
Student Union Operations - Building Services, SURC 146, 509-963-1709
Student Union Operations - Event Support Services, SURC 146, 509-963-1352
Student Union Operations - Information Center, SURC 145, 509-963-3488
Student Union Operations - Wildcat Access, SURC 146, 509-963-1993

Associated Students of CWU Board of Directors

509-963-1693 SURC 234/236

Center for Excellence in Leadership

509-963-1524 SURC 256/260

Civic Engagement Center

509-963-1643 SURC 256/256B

Diversity Education Center

509-963-1685 SURC 249/253

Student Health, Counseling and Wellness Services

Administrative Services, 11th and Poplar 101, 509-963-1881
Counseling Services, Health Center, 509-963-1391
Health/Medical Services, Health Center, 509-963-1881

University Housing and New Student Programs

509-963-1831 or 888-298-4663 Button Hall

Residence Hall Accommodations for Summer Session Students

Residence hall accommodations are available this summer for those students living on campus for a minimum of the six-week session. Rooms in the residence halls are furnished but students need to provide all accessories needed while living in the hall.

Students attending the university during both the summer and academic terms may apply for a twelve-month contract in the residence halls by calling 1-888-CWU-HOME (1-888-298-4663). Students requiring accommodations for less than one term should contact the CWU Conference Program at 1-800-752-4379.


Central offers apartments to full time students and their families. Apartment sizes vary to include studios, one-, two- and three bedroom apartments to fit the needs of undergraduates, nontraditional students and families. Apartments are unfurnished and are rented on a month-to-month basis to full-time students. Campus apartments are a popular choice of many students because of their close location to classes, attractive rental rates, and well-maintained facilities. There may be a waiting period before an apartments becomes available. Students interested in campus apartments need to fill out an application at University Housing and New Student Programs.

Dining Services


With a staff dedicated to dining satisfaction, the mission of Dining Services is to provide exceptional food service and customer service to the campus community. You will see evidence of this in fresh, appetizing menus, and friendly hospitality at each of CWU's dining locations.

All students living in the residence halls during Summer Session are required to have a meal plan. The meal plan consists of a debit account with pre-paid dining dollars for purchasing meals or snacks at campus dining locations.

Up to eight distinctly different dining locations will be open this summer. These include:

  • Holmes Dining Room in the Student Union and Recreation Center: All You Can Eat service - available to you along with our scheduled summer conference guests.
  • Central Marketplace in the Student Union and Recreation Center: A la carte style of service in six unique restaurants which include: Taglianno's Pizza and Pasta, Totally Tossed Salads, Pan Asian, Lion's Rock Broiler, El Gato Loco, and Wrap and Roll Deli Bar.
  • North Village Cafe located in Green Hall on north campus: A la carte style of service for dinner.

You may also use your meal plan at any of our espresso bars or convenience stores:

  • Cat Trax East Espresso and Smoothie Bar - in the Student Union and Recreation Center.
  • Cat Trax West Espresso - in the Student Union and Recreation Center.
  • NVC Espresso Bar - at North Village Cafe.
  • Cat's Convenience Store - in the Student Union and Recreation Center.
  • NVC Store - at North Village Cafe.

Dining Services are available on campus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner weekdays, and for brunch and dinner on weekends. We invite you to visit us at our Web site for details about specific hours of operation.

If you have questions about the available dining options, call Dining Services at 509-963-1591, or via e-mail from the Dining Services Web page.

CWU Dining Services is proud to be a member of the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS).

Wildcat Shop

509-963-1311 or 800-280-1186

The Wildcat Shop offers a great selection of products and services for you, such as discounted textbooks, a large selection of official CWU apparel, course supplies, and wonderful gifts for just about anyone.

Main campus store Hours:

Mon - Thu

7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.


7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (excluding holiday weekends)


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