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CWU Hosting In-Person Orientations All Month Long

CWU hosting in-person orientation.

In-person orientations are back at CWU this month, and space is still available for incoming Wildcats and their families.

Every weekday in July, Central will be hosting First-Year Student Orientations on the Ellensburg campus, giving students an opportunity to walk around, learn about academic and social programs, and meet with university advisors.

CWU is proud to be one of few institutions in the state offering an in-person orientation experience this summer, and our event organizers are doing everything they can to prepare thousands of first-year students for the upcoming school year.

The orientations also give students a chance to meet with their advisors and learn more about specific areas of study, requirements for majors and minors, how to transfer credits, and more.

If you would like to schedule an in-person appointment with a CWU advisor during any one of this month’s orientation sessions, please register via the orientation tab in the student dashboard of MyCWU.

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or mobile device to orientation so they can register for classes while on site. 

The daily orientation programs in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) begin at 9 a.m. with an introduction to housing and dining, financial aid, student involvement, health and wellness, and diversity and inclusivity.

The welcome presentations are followed by three breakout sessions, a resource/involvement fair, and lunch. In the afternoon, students meet with CWU advisors, visit residence halls, and tour more campus attractions. A full schedule is available.

Please note that CWU is continuing to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines issued by the governor’s office and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The university recently relaxed its face-covering and physical distancing policies for vaccinated individuals. 

If you have questions about Central’s safety protocols, visit our Student FAQ page.

Media contact: David Leder, Department of Public Affairs,, 509-963-1518.