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Central Washington University
Office of International Studies and Programs
Hebeler Hall 102
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7408

International Student Orientation

International student success at CWU begins with orientation.



Ellensburg International Student Orientation

In addition to CWU's general orientation, our office provides a mandatory International Student Orientation program for all new international students attending the Ellensburg Campus.

Be sure to sign up for International Student Orientation!

Fall Quarter 2022 International Student Orientation:

Wednesday, September 14, International Student Move-In Day

If you will be moving to a residence hall, check-in day for international students will be on the 14th.

Thursday, September 15, 2022, CWU All-Campus Orientation

If you were able to attend a previous orientation session in July 2022, no need for you to attend this day. Find out more about July sessions from Orientation and Transition Programs, here.

Friday, September 16, 2022, International Student Orientation

In person international student orientation at CWU-Ellensburg Will start at 8:00 AM in Discovery Hall room 103.  If you are studying from overseas, or who cannot attend due to other circumstances send us an email at

Questions?  Contact our orientation team at

University Centers Orientations:

Orientation for international students at the CWU Centers will be held on Thursday, September 8:


Des Moines

10:00 am-12:00 pm In Person Experience and Resource Fair 1:30-3:00 pm Mandatory International Student Orientation
12:30-2:00 pm Mandatory International Student Orientation 3:00-5:00 pm In Person Experience and Resource Fair

For more information about orientation for all centers students or the , click here to go to the main CWU Centers orientation homepage.  

If you have questions about the mandatory international student orientation, contact our Centers' orientation team (  

Arrival/Orientation FAQs

If you have additional questions about arriving to CWU, orientation, how the university is responding to COVID-19, or how you are expected to respond to COVID, check our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

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