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    Campus Tours at Central Washington University


    We Are Excited to Welcome You to our Ellensburg Campus! 

    The guided tour will last approximately 60-75 minutes and will be primarily outdoors. Please make sure you wear appropriate shoes and clothing for the weather. During the tour experience,  a residence hall and room will be shown, an academic building, Student Union and Recreation Center and interaction with current students and guest speakers.

    Booking Notes: 

    To find an open tour, click on any date on the calendar with a red box.

    Gray and white dates indicate no tours are available or they are full. To see the following months, click on the forward arrow on the calendar.

    Central Washington University
    Campus Visits
    Phone: (509) 963-1262
    Text: (509) 213-1813
    Email: visit@cwu.edu

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    COVID-19 VISIT GUIDELINES

    TIPS FOR YOUR VISIT

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


     


     


     




     

    COVID-19 VISIT GUIDELINES


    We’re excited to welcome you to Central Washington University —in person—to see for yourself what life is like on campus. At this time face coverings are not required for visitors, regardless of vaccination status.

    BEFORE YOUR VISIT

    We require all visitors to register in advance of arriving on campus. Walk-in guests may not be accommodated,if tour has reached capacity. We offer tours Tuesday – Friday at 10 am and 2 pm, Saturday's at 11 am and 1 pm only. Tour Check-In will be in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Rm. 139.

    THE DAY OF YOUR VISIT

    Please refrain from visiting campus if you do not feel well, have not felt well at all in the past 24 hours, or if you have been in contact with someone who has contracted COVID-19 in the last 14 days. Please note that currently very few faculty and staff are working on campus. Meeting with faculty or staff in specific academic or service departments while you are on campus may be unlikely. We suggest you contact departments directly to find out what they are offering at this time. You can find academic departments and programs contact information here.

    FOR QUESTIONS

    If you have any questions about your upcoming visit, email visit@cwu.edu or call 509-963-1262. Any changes to your campus tour will be communicated via your confirmation email.


     

    TIPS FOR YOUR VISIT


    BEST TIME TO VISIT

    We recommend that you visit CWU when classes are in session, as you will get the best exposure to campus activities and perspective about student life. On weekends or during holiday breaks, academic departments and student service areas are closed. The Wildcat Shop and the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) may have limited hours.

    WALKING A MILE IN OUR SHOES

    The campus tour is a mile-long walking tour, so wear comfortable walking shoes or appropriate shoes for snowy/wet conditions. If you are unable to participate in a walking tour, please call us for alternative options. Central Washington University is committed to provide access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for a campus tour, please call us in Visitation at 509-963-1262.

    OVER THE HILL OR THROUGH THE WOODS?

    If driving, please allow yourself plenty of travel time. We strongly recommend checking the WSDOT website for current traffic and weather conditions. Plan around 15 minutes extra to park and walk to the check-in location. Check in will begin in Bouillon Hall, Rm. 202-A. Please click here for WSDOT and here for our campus map with directions.

    OUR 5 SEASONS!

    In Ellensburg, we have fall, winter, spring, summer…and WIND! Click here for our latest weather forecast.

    MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR VISIT

    Appointments with Admissions will be on a first-come, first-served basis and will be offered before and after the tour. Please check your confirmation email to get details on how to sign up.

    ENJOY BEAUTIFUL ELLENSBURG, WA

    Ellensburg is located right in the middle of everything! We are close to skiing, rafting, hiking, camping, and so much more. With mountains, rivers, lakes, country trails, and animals all around, you may never want to go inside! Our night sky is also quite a sight to see! The stars go on forever here!

    And did you know that on Labor Day weekend the Ellensburg Rodeo hosts the World Finale of PRCA's Xtreme Bulls Tour? We have also been named America's Top 10 professional rodeos!

    You can also enjoy a movie and lots of dining and shopping options. Want to know what’s happening in town while you are here? Check out Ellensburg’s website: https://www.ci.ellensburg.wa.us/

    THE MOST IMPORTANT TIP!!!!

    As a prospective student touring colleges, you should look for a campus that is “a good fit” for YOU. What may appear to be the “best school” on the list might not actually be the best one for YOU. Ask yourself this: “Is this college the right fit for me academically, socially, and financially?” We recommend considering all three factors and more as you search for the campus you will one day call home. Should you choose to join our Wildcat family, we welcome you with open paws!


     

    FAQs


    Are tours only for students?

    Currently, only two guests are welcome to join prospective students on the walking tour. We share a great deal of helpful information aimed at prospective students and their support network.

    What if someone in my group has a disability?

    Central Washington University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for a campus tour, please call our office at 509-963-1262.

    Why can’t I register for a tour?

    The tour may be full. Please email us or call our office to assist you with options available or help you register for another tour. Office: 509-963-1262; email: visit@cwu.edu

    Will the Wildcat Shop (bookstore/gift shop) be open when we visit?

    The wildcat shop is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, as well Saturday’s from 11 am to 4 pm. Store hours differ during breaks and holidays.

    Will we be going into a classroom?

    The tour will not be able to go into a classroom. However, the tour will incorporate a walkthrough of one academic building.

    Will we be going into residence halls? Do we get to see an actual showroom?

    During the tour experience a residence hall and showroom will be available for viewing.

    What if I am running late for a tour?

    Please call us as soon as possible to inform us: 509-963-1262. Depending on how late you plan to arrive and ambassador availability, we may offer you a self-guided walking tour or suggest joining a later tour.

    How do I cancel and reschedule a tour?

    You can call or email our visitation office, and we will cancel your visit. We can also help you register for a new date and time.

    Can I meet with an admissions counselor while I’m on campus?

    Appointments are available on a first-come, first basis. Once you have registered for a tour, your confirmation email will have details about scheduling and meeting with an admissions counselor.