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    firstSTEP Orientation is a required one-day summer academic orientation for all incoming first year students (Freshmen, Transfer, non-traditional with zero or fewer than 40 university/college credits and all former Running Start Students) who have confirmed their intent to enroll for Fall Quarter. Parents and guests are encouraged to accompany students.

    Are you a Transfer student coming to EWU with more than 40 university/college credits? Please visit our Transfer Session webpage.

    Students attending the firstSTEP Orientation will:

    Family/Guests attending the firstSTEP Orientation will:

    2017 Summer firstSTEP Orientation Dates (all Fridays) are below.

    Registration for EWU's firstSTEP Orientation will be by invitation only. To receive an invitation, you must first complete the following:

    1. Confirm your intent to enroll. If you have not done so, please visit the Admitted Students webpage and follow the STEP 1 directions.
    2. Setup your NetID and Password and SAVE. To do so, see STEP 2 on the Admitted Students webpage.
    3. Set up your student Eagles e-mail. To receive an invitation and successfully sign up for a firstSTEP Orientation Session, you will have to set up your student e-mail. To setup your student e-mail see STEP 4 on the Admitted Students webpage.

    Your invitation to firstSTEP will be sent to your personal e-mail that you applied to EWU with. Once you successfully registered for firstSTEP you will receive a confirmation e-mail with details and your Pre-Orientation Homework. If you will have family members or guests attend they each will have to purchase a lunch ticket three (3) days before attending firstSTEP. Lunch purchase link is coming soon. NOTE: Students who have successfully registered for orientation session will receive lunch the day of at no additional cost.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

    firstSTEP Session Resources

    Updated 07/10/2017

    Contact Information

    New Student Transitions and Parent Programs
    300 Showalter Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004

    phone: 509.359.6843

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