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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

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 (here)!

Spring Quarter 2023 International Student Orientation:

Sunday, March 26, International Student Move-In Day

If you will be moving to a residence hall, check-in day for international students will be on the 26th.

Monday, March 27, International Student Orientation

In person international student orientation at CWU-Ellensburg will start at 8:00 AM, with the location to be determined soon.  If you are studying from overseas, or cannot attend due to other circumstances send us an email at

Questions?  Contact our orientation team at

Other Upcoming Ellensburg Orientation Dates:

Quarter International Student Move-In International Student Orientation
Fall 2023 Wednesday, September 13 Thursday & Friday September 14-15 (tentative)

University Centers Orientations:

Winter 2023 International Student Orientation - University Centers, Virtual Event:

Wednesday, December 7th at 12:00 pm Pacific Time


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

New Student Orientation:

All new students from all campuses welcome

November 30, 2022

  • 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Pacific Time OR
  • 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Pacific Time

Hosted Virtually, students can attend either session.


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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