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In 1882, the Benjamin P. Cheney Academy opened its doors to more than 200 enrolling students. A generous contribution of $10,000 from Benjamin P. Cheney, a wealthy transportation industrialist, had at last fulfilled the dreams of Cheney citizens who had long desired an institute for higher learning in their community.


The Office of Academic Planning includes many services for faculty, staff, and students.Our staff collaborate with faculty to develop and evaluate undergraduate courses and programs; review and revise university academic policies and procedures; and coordinate course assessment.Our staff also provide professional development support and resources for faculty around teaching, learning, and assessment for graduate and undergraduate courses; as well as opportunities for professional enrichment and consultation for faculty.


The Office of Grant & Research Development serves the EWU community by assiting staff and faculty to submit proposals for external funding, to administer grants and contracts, and to ensure compliance with regulations and conduct research responsibly.The Office of Grant and Research Development reviews and approves all applications for external funding, whether federal, state, local or private prior to submission, as required by university policy.


The Student Employment Office assists students in finding part-time work to help fund their education, gain valuable work experience, and test out career choices. Each year, over 2000 students find work both on and off campus through our office.We also help employers, faculty, and staff in finding quality student employees to meet on- and off-campus staffing needs.


Housing services

Like many other universities in the State of Washington, EWU requires freshmen to live on campus the first year. If you're under 21 and have attended college for less than one year after high school, you'll live on campus your first year at EWU.

Library services

Located on the lower level of JFK Library, the University Archives holds inactive university records of continuing historical and administrative importance. The archives also accepts personal papers and business records of significance to this geographical region. Historical photographs, maps, the Deutsch Northwest Clipping and Pamphlet File, University History File etc.

ICT services

Having issues with WiFi, Canvas, student email, or other campus software? Submit an IT Help Desk ticket. Apartment residents contact Davis Communications, Inc. about WiFi.

Medical services

Rockwood Clinic has partnered with Eastern Washington University to provide healthcare to EWU students. These services provide for the basic medical needs of eligible students. Care is available at multiple locations including Cheney, Spokane, Medical Lake and Airway Heights. You must present your EWUID at check-in for each visit.

Student Life

Campus life

Eastern's 300-acre parklike campus is just 17 miles from Washington's second largest city, Spokane. However, it is a matter of minutes from more than 20 lakes, beautiful mountains and the Turnbull National Wildlife refuge; all of which offer fishing, hiking, biking, boating, wildlife watching and more. This unique geographic positioning allows students the serenity to focus on their studies, the spirit of a small college town, the recreational opportunities of the Northwest and the invaluable internship opportunities and civic involvement offered by a major metropolitan area. It's no wonder more than 10,000 students (and counting) now make Eastern their home away from home.

Sports facilities

Eastern Washington University currently offers a variety of Club Sports to choose from. If you are interested in continuing to play a sport you have played before, or are up for trying something new, there is a long list of our current clubs in the drop down menu to the left. If you are not able to find something of your interest, there is always the possibility of starting a new club sport.

Student clubs

Eastern Washington University is home to over 150 student-run clubs & organizations that provide members with opportunities to develop as leaders, network with campus and community resources, and develop a support system while at EWU. Students who get involved in a club or organization will tell you that student involvement creates a transformative out-of-the-classroom experience that helps you maximize your time in college. Students are challenged to develop their own ideas, critically think, work as a team, and apply the knowledge they are gaining inside and outside of the classroom.


Eastern Washington University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), one of the six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. EWU has been continuously accredited by NWCCU since 1919, as indicated here.

Cheney, Washington, United States

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