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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 the customary four phases of CWU orientation, our office provides a mandatory International Student Orientation program for all new international students attending the Ellensburg Campus.

Fall Quarter 2021 International Student Orientation:

Thursday, September 16th, 2021 9:00am - 5:00pm and Friday, September 17th, 9:00am - 5:00pm.  In person orientation at CWU-Ellensburg location to be announced in September.  We will also offer the orientations virtually via Zoom for those that will be studying from overseas, or can not attend due to quarantining. We will send you an email with the Zoom link that week to your CWU email.


Fall Quarter International Student Move-In Day:  Wednesday, September 15th, time to be determined.

If you will be moving to a residence hall, check-in day for international students will be on the 15th.

Questions?  Contact our orientation team (

University Centers Orientations:

The dates for the upcoming orientations for all students at each CWU center will be decided soon.  For more information, click here to go to the main CWU-Centers orientation homepage. The dates and times will be updated for fall quarter soon.  

Fall 2021 Mandatory International Student Orientation:

* Tuesday, August 3rd, 1:00pm - 3:30pm, check your CWU emails beginning the second week of July for the Zoom link to join the virtual orientation.  

* Make-up orientation (if you missed the August 3rd orientation) will most likely be Monday, September 20th via Zoom.  Check back later for more details. 

Questions?  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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