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Eastern Washington University, 526 5th Street, Cheney, WA 99004: EWU is located in the inland northwest and known for its scenic beauty and impressive array of recreational and entertainment activities. The university is situated on a 300-acre residential campus in Cheney, in close proximity to Spokane, a metropolitan area of more than 417,000 people, located 275 miles east of Seattle. Spokane is the heart of a region that offers students extensive opportunities for internships, research and collaboration with industries, businesses, agencies and schools. EWU has facilities at the Riverpoint Higher Education campus, that is a 25-minute drive from Cheney. Maps are inside the back cover of this catalog.

EWU Spokane

Eastern Washington University, Riverpoint campus is an integral part of Spokane’s University District. Located just east of the downtown business core, the campus includes the following facilities:

Eastern Washington University Center: 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Spokane WA, 99202: houses a graduate program through Eastern’s School of Social Work, graduate and undergraduate programs offered through Eastern’s College of Business and Public Administration and the Student Support Center, providing a wide range of services for students from all campuses.

Health Science Building, 310 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Spokane, WA 99202: The Health Science Building houses five state-of-the-art Eastern programs in the College of Health Science and Public Health: Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Dental Hygiene; RIDE (Regional Initiatives in Dental Education; and Communication Disorders in cooperation with Washington State University, called the University Programs in Communication Disorders (UPCD).

Nursing Building, 412 E. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA 99202-2118–PO Box 1495 Spokane, WA 99210-1495: houses the Intercollegiate College of Nursing. It was established in 1968 and remains the nation’s oldest nursing education consortium, serving as the school of nursing for Eastern Washington University, Washington State University and Whitworth College. It has five sites across the state with the main facility located in Spokane.

Riverpoint ONE, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd: houses faculty for the following programs: MFA in Creative Writing, MS in Communications, Addiction Studies minor and the BA in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Statewide Locations for Eastern

In addition to the programs located in Cheney and Spokane, Eastern provides several high-demand programs to other areas in Washington. These include:

Bachelor of Arts in Business, Management

  • Bellevue College

Bachelor of Arts in Children’s Studies

  • Bellevue College

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Bellevue College
  • Lower Columbia College

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

  • Bellevue College

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

  • Clark College

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene

  • Online

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

  • North Seattle Community College

Bachelor of Science in Technology: Applied Technology Option

  • Bellevue College
  • Clark College
  • Lower Columbia College
  • South Seattle Community College

Master of Social Work

  • Clark College
  • Everett Community College

EWU Extended Campus


The EWU Extended Campus provides innovative learning opportunities for high school students, traditional and nontraditional learners, working professionals and the community. Extended campus programs include Running Start, International Field Studies, Eastern Online, Off Campus, Interdisciplinary Studies, Summer, and Continuing Education.

Continuing Education

509.359.6143 or toll free 800.331.9959

Continuing Education provides opportunities for working professionals to earn clock hours, continuing and professional education units, career advancement, as well as preparation for new career paths.

Eastern Online

509.359.2268 or toll free 800.924.6606

Eastern Online offers courses in over 60 academic areas, including majors, minors, certificates, and required courses for a variety of disciplines through the University’s online learning management system. Eastern online provides students with flexible access to EWU courses from any geographic location.

Eastern Washington University (EWU) at Bellevue College (BC)

3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue, WA 98007

EWU and BC are collaborating to serve the BC student body and regional population with career advancement opportunities through high-quality baccalaureate degree completion programs. Eastern offers upper division courses on the BC campus that lead to five of EWU’s baccalaureate degrees:

  • BA in Business Administration
  • BA in Children’s Studies
  • BA in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • BA in Psychology
  • BS in Technology, Applied Technology option

Eastern Washington University (EWU) at Lower Columbia College (LCC)

Contact Interdisciplinary Studies for information, 509.359.6524.

Eastern Washington University and Lower Columbia College (LCC) are collaborating in order to serve the LCC student body and regional population with career advancement opportunities through high-quality baccalaureate degree completion programs.

Students can access an online BA in Interdisciplinary Studies degree or complete coursework at LCC in the BS in Technology, Applied Technology option.

EWU degrees that are accessible at LCC

  • BA in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • BS in Technology, Applied Technology option

Global Initiatives

103 Hargreaves Hall
Email: global@ewu.edu
Web: global.ewu.edu Facebook: ewuglobal

  • Study Abroad
  • International Student and Scholar Services
  • Partnerships and Projects

Eastern is committed to enriching multicultural diversity through the purposeful expansion of our global presence.

Did you know:

  • EWU students, faculty and staff hail from over 50 countries;
  • EWU offers hundreds of study abroad choices to undergraduate and graduate students;
  • six hundred international students study at EWU via several campuses in Washington state;
  • EWU colleagues conduct academic research on all seven continents;
  • EWU hosts an average of 12 foreign scholars each year in Cheney and Spokane;
  • EWU actively maintains partnerships with 42 institutions in 10 different countries.

Eastern Washington University also works diligently with governmental and non-profit associations to align our international strategy and partnerships with the needs of the region we serve. In addition to providing comprehensive support services for international students, domestic students interested in study abroad and visiting scholars, the Office of Global Initiatives (OGI) team develops new global programming opportunities for students, faculty, alumni and community members. The OGI team also administers the Global Connections Living Learning Community (LLC) in partnership with Housing and Residential Life. As part of this effort, OGI student ambassadors (GA) support new international students as they transition and integrate into the EWU community.

Interdisciplinary Studies


Interdisciplinary Studies offers baccalaureate degrees for students seeking a broad background applicable to a variety career fields. The program has the following options: Liberal Arts, Prior Learning, Addiction Studies, Pre-Occupational Therapy, or Philosophical Studies.

International Field Study

509.359.6256 or toll free 800.541.2125

High school students and current EWU students participating in educational travel earn academic credit through Eastern Washington University’s International Field Studies program. International Field Study offers post baccalaureate credit for teachers and education professionals.

Off Campus Programs


Off-campus programs enable students to take courses with EWU faculty and earn undergraduate and graduate degrees from Eastern Washington University regional campuses throughout the State.

Current off campus program locations include the following sites:

  • Bellevue College
  • Clark College, Everett
  • Community College
  • North Seattle College
  • South Seattle College

Running Start (High School Students)

345 Senior Hall

Running Start provides an opportunity for juniors and seniors in Washington’s public high schools to earn EWU college credit. Students may be able to take a full college load at little or no cost.

Summer Session


Summer session enables high school students, college students, and working professionals the opportunity to advance their academic and professional careers. Summer session offers more than 100 courses that are condensed into 4- and 8-week sessions, allowing learners the ability to make the most of the summer term.