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    firstSTEP Orientation is a required one-day summer academic orientation for incoming students who have confirmed their intent to enroll for Fall Quarter 2014. Parents and guests are encouraged to accompany students.

    Students attending the firstSTEP Orientation will:

    Parents attending the firstSTEP Orientation will:

    Summer 2014 firstSTEP Orientation Session Dates


    All sessions for students (freshman, transfer, Non-EWU Running Start, etc.) with 16 or MORE university/college credits are now closed please contact the office of New Student Transitions and Parent Programs 509.359.6843 to get further instructions for advisement and registration.

    If you wish to attend one of the firstSTEP sessions below to receive the important orientation information only (no advising and registration) please continue below to the "firstSTEP Registration Directions." 

    Friday, June 20 SESSION CLOSED

    Monday, June 30 SESSION CLOSED

    Monday, July 14 SESSION CLOSED


    Student Sample Schedule

    Parent/Family Member Sample Schedule

    2014-15 firstSTEP Registration Guide

    For students (freshman, transfer, Non-EWU Running Start, etc.) with zero or FEWER than 16 university/college credits.

    Friday, June 27 SESSION CLOSED

    Friday, July 11 SESSION CLOSED

    Friday, July 18 SESSION CLOSED

    Friday July 25 SESSION CLOSED

    Friday, August 8 SESSION CLOSED

    Friday, August 15

    Friday, August 22


    Student Sample Schedule

    Parent/Family Member Sample Schedule

    2014-15 firstSTEP Registration Guide

    First Year Experience Course Information

    If you are current EWU Running Start Student CLICK HERE for fall quarter registration options and instructions.

    firstSTEP Registration Directions

    1. If you have not done so, please confirm your intent to enroll at EWU by visiting:

    2. Setup your NetID and Password and SAVE. To do so, you will need your EWUID, To begin Click Here
    3. To successfully register for a firstSTEP Orientation Session, you will have to enter your student e-mail. To setup your student e-mail Click here to begin. ATTENTION: SAVE your new email and password. You will have to login to your student e-mail account at least once for it to be activated. To login now go to
    4. To begin your firstSTEP Orientation Session Registration please read the directions below then Click Here to go to the firstSTEP Registration Form.
      • Once you click on the registration form link you will be taken to OrgSync. Once in OrgSync click on search community and search for Eastern Washington University as your community. 
      • Click on sign in with your campus ID. You will be taken to the EWU Single Sign-On page and enter your NetID (see #2 above) and password. 
      • Once signed in click on Begin Form.
    5. If you will have family members or guests attend the firstSTEP Orientation Session they each will have to purchase a lunch ticket HERE one (1) week before attending the firstSTEP Session. NOTE: Students that have successfully registered for their firstSTEP Orientation Session will receive lunch the day of at no additional cost.

    If you have any questions or would like to make changes to your registration please call us at 509.359.6843.

    For more information including local lodging and Directions to Campus and firstSTEP Parking please visit our firstSTEP Orientation FAQs page.


    Updated 07/21/14

    Contact Information

    Office of New Student Transitions and Parent Programs
    322 Pence Union Building (PUB)
    Cheney, WA 99004

    phone: 509.359.6843
    fax: 509.359.6881

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