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Students attending the firstSTEP Orientation will:

  • Learn about academic requirements;
  • Meet with an academic advisor to learn the steps to earn a degree and receive their fall quarter class schedule;
  • Have the opportunity to meet with and build relationships with faculty, staff, and peers and learn about the campus and surrounding community;
  • Visit select residence halls;
  • Receive detailed information regarding academic expectations of students and relevant academic policies;
  • Connect with campus support services to ensure a smooth transition to campus; and
  • Meet other Eastern students!

Family/Guests attending the firstSTEP Orientation will:

  • Have the opportunity to sign up for the EWU Parent E-Blast (Listserv) to receive campus information and other related news;
  • Learn about your student's academic requirements;
  • Have the opportunity to meet with and build relationships with faculty, staff, and other EWU parents and learn about the campus and surrounding community;
  • Connect with campus support services to ensure that your student experiences a smooth transition to campus;
  • Visit select residence halls; and
  • Meet other Eastern families!

2018 Orientation Dates:

firstSTEP Friday, June 29 - CLOSED

firstSTEP Friday, July 13 - CLOSED

firstSTEP Friday, July 20 - CLOSED

firstSTEP Friday, July 27 - CLOSED

Try the Eagle Flight Experience, a two-day orientation: Thursday August 2 and Friday August 3 CLOSED

firstSTEP Friday, August 10 - CLOSED

firstSTEP Friday, August 17 - CLOSED

firstSTEP Friday, August 24

To receive an orientation invitation, you must first Confirm your enrollment to EWU. It will be in this email that you will be able to sign up for one of our orientation programs. 
Once you have received your invitation email you will need the following to sign up:
  • NetID, found at the top of your acceptance letter or in a series of emails you received
  • Eagles Email, and 
  • Date of Birth

A few things to know:

  • You must Confirm your enrollment prior to registering for orientation. You confirm here. Please note that it will take at least five (5) working days for the confirmation to process through our systems and for your orientation invitation to be sent. 
  • Attendance at orientation is mandatory to receive your fall quarter schedule, partial attendance does not fulfill your requirement.
  • Program Fees:
    • Students: No Orientation Fee
    • Family/Guests: No Orientation Fee, tickets for our orientation lunch will have to be purchased in our Lunch Ticket Store one week prior to orientation. NOTE: DO NOT PUCHASE A TICKET FOR THE STUDENT ATTENDING ORIENTATION. Lunch ticket refund requests will need to be emailed to with the original receipt attached and received no later than five (5) days before your firstSTEP Orientation.
  • Students must be registered for a specific orientation session. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
  • We love parents! Family members/guests wishing to attend a program with their first-year student must register for the corresponding Orientation. Students will be able to indicate the number of family/guest members on their orientation registration form.

If you need assistance for your winter 2019 quarter class schedule, please contact the Center for Academic Advising and Retention 509.359.2345 for assistance with connecting you with your academic advisor and schedule an advising session.

If you need assistance with any other aspect of your transition to EWU please contact us at, we are here to help.


Updated 08/10/2018

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