Classes start soon on the Cheney campus and EWU has scheduled a week of welcome events to get students, faculty and staff geared up for the beginning of another great year.

Move-In Day

First up is Move-In Day on Friday, Sept. 20. (It is highly recommended that all first-year students arrive on this date.) EWU Housing and Residential Life has created a schedule, divided into three shifts, to make your move into the residential halls more organized and enjoyable. Be sure to download the Move-In Guide for the shift schedule, additional move-in information and details about what you can (and can’t) bring with you.

Also, be on the lookout for our “Movers and Shakers” team. These Eastern volunteers can help you with lifting heavy objects, opening doors and finding your way. You’ll recognize them by their t-shirts.

Pass Through the Pillars

Once you are settled into your new space, it is time to join our annual celebration of first-year Eagles. EWU’s “Pass Through the Pillars” event is a tradition everyone will want to be a part of. New students are encouraged to gather at 5th and College to ceremoniously pass through the Herculean Pillars. Faculty, staff and alumni will line the walkway to cheer and give high-fives as our newest arrivals make their way up the Hello Walk to Showalter Hall.

Pass Through the Pillars is an inspirational way to welcome new students into the Eagle Family. Please join us for this special celebration:

  • Date: Monday, Sept. 23
  • Time: 11 a.m.
  • Location: 5th and College (in front of Showalter Hall)
  • Attire: Eagle gear preferred!

Full Schedule of Welcome Week Events

  • Move-In Day
    • Date: Friday, Sept. 20
    • Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Location: EWU residence halls
  • New Student Convocation
    • Date: Monday, Sept. 23
    • Time: 10 a.m.
    • Location: Reese Court
  • Pass Through the Pillars
    • Date: Monday, Sept. 23
    • Time: 11 a.m.
    • Location: 5th and College (in front of Showalter Hall)
  • EWU State of the University AddressLIVE STREAM
    • Date: Tuesday, Sept. 24
    • Time: 10 a.m.
    • Location: Showalter Auditorium
  • Ringing of the School Bell
    • Date: Wednesday, Sept. 25
    • Time: 8 a.m.
    • Location: Normal School Heritage Center
  • Classes Begin
    • Date: Wednesday, Sept. 25

For more information on new student activities, please go to the New Student Transitions website. And to stay up-to-date on campus events throughout the year, be sure to check InsideEWU often.