Welcome Back! What You Need to Know for Winter Quarter

The presents are unwrapped and the lazy days of sweatpants and holiday movies are behind you. Now it is time to gear up for winter quarter at Eastern Washington University. Below is of everything you need to know to start the quarter off right.

Important Dates

Academic Calendar:

  • Jan. 6 — Instruction Begins
  • Jan. 8 — Last day to add classes using EagleNET
  • Jan. 13 — Last day to drop classes using EagleNET
  • Jan. 13 — Tuition and fees due
  • Feb. 24 — Spring registration begins
  • Mar. 16 — Last day of instruction
  • Mar. 17 — Final exams
  • Mar. 23 — Spring break


  • Jan. 20 — Martin Luther King Day (EWU Closed)
  • Feb. 17 — President’s Day (EWU Closed)

Student Payment Plans

Payment plan enrollment is open for winter quarter and spring semester. Students who enroll in payment plans enjoy greater flexibility by spreading their tuition and housing expenses over three equal monthly installments.

Students who enrolled in a payment plan for fall quarter or fall semester will still need to enroll for the upcoming term if they wish to utilize a payment plan again. For more information on plan enrollment instructions please visit the EWU Student Financial Services website.

Prepare for Winter Weather

During inclement weather, or during emergency situations, EWU has several resources to alert you of the latest information regarding the status of university operations.

The EWU Emergency Information page contains critical resources to get you through winter, including information on what steps the university takes to determine if classes will be canceled. There you can also sign up for the EWU Alerts system to receive official EWU announcements via text message and/or email.

Student Proof of MMR Immunity Requirement

Students are required to provide documentation that shows they have received two doses of MMR vaccine or blood-test results confirming MMR immunity. Individuals with religious or medical reasons for exemption may submit an exemption-request form.

For additional information and to submit your paper work, please refer to previous InsideEWU coverage or EWU Health, Wellness and Prevention Services.

New Central Food Pantry

Students facing food insecurity have a new resource on campus—the new Central Food Pantry located at 129E Tawanka Hall. With refrigeration and freezer units loaned by EWU Dining Services, this pantry location includes fresh and frozen fruit, vegetables, dairy products, eggs and meat. The shelves are also packed with canned and boxed foods; rice, beans and pasta; and fresh potatoes, onions and breads.

The hours for the new location will be set once winter quarter volunteers are confirmed. Check the office of Community Engagement website for hours, information on how to volunteer or donate, and the locations of the seven additional food-pantry cabinets across campus.

MLK Day of Service

Join EWU students, faculty and staff in celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy by spending your day serving in the local community. The event on Monday, Jan. 20 will begin with the Unity Rally and March in downtown Spokane and end with service projects across Spokane County. Transportation is included. Please register by Jan. 10.


This website is a great resource to stay up-to-date on campus events and news throughout the quarter. Be sure to check InsideEWU often, and watch for the weekly email newsletters in your inbox.

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