Jul 14, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Centers

Central Washington University has seven campus locations in addition to the residential campus in Ellensburg. The University Centers offer upper-division (300- and 400-level) and graduate-level coursework leading to baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Day and evening classes are offered to accommodate the needs of time- and place-bound students. Visit the webpage at www.cwu.edu/about/cwu-campus-locations.

For more information about the University Centers, contact Lauren Hibbs, Interim Executive Director of Extended Learning at (509)-963-1456 or Lauren.Hibbs@cwu.edu.


If a graduate degree program or course is offered at a University Center, students must submit an application through the School of Graduate Studies and Research.

Students typically register through MyCWU.

See current tuition rates and fees or refer to the Registrar Services home page at www.cwu.edu/registrar. Some Center courses are offered through the Continuing Education department and may have a different tuition schedule. Visit the Continuing Education web site at www.cwu.edu/ce/ to determine if your degree program is through this office. All tuition and fees are subject to change.

Student Services
Information for services that accommodate physical- and learning-disabled students, career placement, or counseling is available by contacting your specific university center.

Financial Aid
Students attending a university center are eligible to apply for financial aid. You can apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. For more information about financial aid, visit www.cwu.edu/financial-aid. All students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to begin the process.

Information on veterans’ benefits is available through the Veterans Center on the Ellensburg campus, by calling 509-963-3028, or by emailing va@cwu.edu.

Access to library services is available to students and faculty at the university centers through the CWU Brooks Library, which is available by logging on to www.lib.cwu.edu/. Assistance in acquiring reference materials may also be obtained by calling 800-290-3327. On-site library resource centers are also located at CWU-Des Moines and CWU-Lynnwood.

Textbooks may be purchased through the Wildcat Shop at www.wildcatshop.net/. You may also inquire at your individual center for specific information.

Final Exam Schedule
University Centers’ final exam dates are different from the Ellensburg campus schedule. University Center instructors establish their own finals calendar. Therefore, University Center students should check with the instructor to verify the appropriate date and time or refer to the syllabus.

Office Hours and Parking
Contact the University Center office regarding office hours as times may vary for each center. Parking permit questions can also be directed to your University Center office.

CWU-Des Moines
At Highline Community College
Higher Education Center, Building 29
2400 South 240th Street
P. O. Box 13490
Des Moines, WA 98198

At Everett Community College
Gray Wolf Hall
2000 Tower Street
Everett, WA 98201

At Edmonds Community College
Snoqualmie Hall
20000 68th Avenue West
Lynnwood, WA 98036

CWU-Moses Lake
At Big Bend Community College
Advanced Technology and Education Center
7662 Chanute Street, Room 1843
Moses Lake, WA 98837

CWU-Pierce County
At Pierce College, Ft. Steilacoom
Olympic 330
9401 Farwest Dr.
Lakewood, WA 98498

At Wenatchee Valley College
Higher Education Center
1300 Fifth Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801

At Yakima Valley Community College
Deccio Higher Education Center
1000 South 12th Avenue, Room 107
P.O. Box 22520
Yakima, WA 98907