We recommend that you visit CWU when classes are in session, as you will get the best exposure to campus life and the most access to campus services. On weekends or during holiday breaks, many departments and buildings, including the Wildcat Shop and the Recreation Center, may be closed.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 Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC). Check in will begin at the Info. Center just inside of the SURC. 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
Expect to be with us on campus for 3-4 hours if you plan on taking a tour and meeting with campus faculty or staff. Your day may breakdown as follows:
While you are here, stop in Bistro 1891 for a treat to enjoy while strolling through our beautiful Japanese Garden. Or have lunch in the SURC and soak up all that campus energy! And don’t forget to stop by the Wildcat Shop to get some awesome Central gear. Want to check out your favorite campus building? We have an open door policy, so feel free. Just tread lightly as classes may be in progress.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!