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There’s never a dull moment on the Central Washington University campus. Here you’ll find college life the way you knew it could be. Whatever your interest, you’ll find a way to pursue it on our beautiful college campus in Ellensburg. Even the weekends are filled with fun, including visiting comedians, 5K runs, karaoke, community clean-ups, and more. It’s one reason 80 percent of CWU students remain on campus in Ellensburg three or four weekends a month.

Weekdays offer their own out-of-classroom college fun. Every Monday evening is movie night, with a free feature for students. Plus with our 22 sports clubs, varsity sports, campus organization projects, and music groups there’s never a shortage of things to do.

From the moment you arrive on the CWU campus for Wildcat Day, Wildcat Discover, Wildcat Welcome Weekend, or the First Year Experience Transition Series, you’ll be met with a fun, welcoming university community that will make you feel right at home. Life at college is going to be good when you attend at CWU!

Check out some of the opportunities through links on this page. Then start getting prepared for college on the fast-paced, fun CWU campus.

Get the most out of college life at CWU!

80% of Students stay on campus 3-4 weekends a month

125 campus organizations plus many professional academic groups. There’s something for everyone!

33% students of color 2% international students

Nationally ranked in the top 50 campuses for friendliness to LGBT (

Nationally ranked varsity teams in football, basketball, and rugby 13 CWU varsity teams

30%+ intramural participation plus about 500 students participate in CWU’s 22 sports clubs

Take the Next Step to Becoming a Wildcat.