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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

President’s Welcome

 Welcome to Central Washington University!


I’m delighted to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year. It is my pleasure to extend warm greetings to each new and returning student.

At CWU, you will benefit from personal attention in small classes by professors who value teaching as their highest priority. Because of our commitment to hands-on learning, you’ll find that here, education is relevant, exciting, and inspiring.

Your success as a student is the focus and measure of everything we do. We will provide you with diverse, personalized, and distinctive opportunities for learning.

We also offer meaningful extracurricular activities as well.

When you join a club, participate in student government, volunteer in the community, or become a core member of a research team, you will receive the benefits long after you graduate.

Central Washington University is located in the heart of Washington with glorious views of the Cascades. Our more than 10,000 students on campus in historic Ellensburg are joined by those at satellite campuses throughout the state. We welcome our online students as well. Did you know that CWU provides more online degree programs than any other university in Washington?

During your time here, don’t miss the performances, exhibitions, sporting events, and other activities on campus. I hope you will also explore the mountains, rivers, and historic communities in the Kittitas Valley. Here, you’ll find a learning environment with a strong foundation in the principles of respect, support, and encouragement. We believe that’s essential to achieving individual excellence.

I look forward to meeting you. Please introduce yourself when you see me around campus at an event-or even in the grocery store!

Welcome to CWU. I am glad you have chosen this remarkable place.

James L. Gaudino