Orientation & Transition Programs 
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Welcome to Your Orientation

We look forward to welcoming you to the Wildcat family. CWU Orientation is a great introduction to academic programs, campus resources, clubs and organizations, and much more. Orientation is available for first year students, transfer students, and families and support networks.

Orientation by Student Type

  • If you are a first-year student, you are required to attend Orientation at the Ellensburg campus. Make sure to choose your Orientation date through your Applicant Portal. Dates fill up quickly, so choose your preferred date as soon as you can.
  • If you are a transfer student, you are encouraged to attend Orientation, but you are not required to attend. Valuable resources are available to you, and this is a time for you to begin making connections with current and future students, faculty, and staff. Select your Orientation date through your Applicant Portal.
  • If you are a Center or Online student, please visit the Center and Online Orientation page for more information.

Your Orientation Experience

Please visit the What to Expect page for more information about your Ellensburg Orientation experience, including a tentative schedule, as well as frequently asked questions.

Prepare to Be a Student

Visit the Next Steps page to make sure that you have completed all the necessary steps to prepare for your first day of classes.

Admissions Next Steps

Welcome Week

We can't wait to welcome you to campus. Find out more about Welcome Week programming for the Ellensburg campus.

Welcome Week

Meet the Team

Meet the team that will guide you through your Orientation process.

Meet the Team