Check-in and Orientation for International Students

Pre-Arrival Steps

Before you attend orientation, you must complete the MANDATORY pre-arrival steps.

Check in at Your Residence Hall/Move into Your Apartment

Please plan to arrive between September 11th and 13th (any earlier requires special arrangements with housing). You must bring your own sheets, blankets and towels. Please let us know if you will need help purchasing these at a store when you arrive.

Attend Your Mandatory Orientation

Immigration Check-In

Date: Monday, September 11 - Wednesday, September 13
Time: Check in between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm
Where: Office of Global Initiatives, 103 Hargreaves Hall 

New International Student Orientation

Date: Thursday, September 14 and Friday September 15
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Office of Global Initiatives, 103 Hargreaves Hall 

Important: new students are advised to arrive and complete Housing Check-in between Septeber 11th and September 13th. To apply for on-campus housing, please follow the steps here:

Who is Required to Attend?

All newly admitted international academic students, international transfer students, and students who have completed ELI and received full academic admission to EWU are required to attend the International Student Orientation.

What to Bring

To check in, you must bring the following documents for you and any dependents:

  • Passport 
  • Current I-20/DS-2019
  • I-94 Arrival/Departure printout (or card)
  • I-901 copies 
  • Visa

As the newest members of the EWU community, we want to welcome you to the campus and provide you with resources to be successful in your academic career. Plan your arrival to campus to allow for your residence hall check-in. If you do not attend Orientation and do not check-in with our office upon arrival, your student account will be placed on hold.

Hargreaves Hall on the Map

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