WELCOME TO WSU SPOKANE
Complete with a rich cultural scene, historic neighborhoods, urban appeal, and easy access to four-season outdoor recreation, Spokane supplies a high quality of life.
The WSU Spokane campus, which lies at the heart of a developing University District, houses programs of both WSU Spokane and Eastern Washington University and enjoys a premier location along the Spokane River.
The Local Scene
Downtown Spokane features an eclectic array of buildings and services—from historic gems such as the luxurious Davenport Hotel and the art deco Fox Theater to the 100-acre Riverfront Park complex—that create an urban experience at once charming and exciting.
Here you can take in live performances of rock, rap, reggae, and beyond at the Knitting Factory or relish the artistry of the Spokane Symphony. Intimate downtown venues showcase rising local musicians, while live theater and art galleries abound.
As a regional medical center, Spokane boasts excellent health care providers. The school systems are noticed for their high quality, and Expansion Management Magazine recently named Spokane Public Schools second in the nation among top small metro areas. Local neighborhoods contain a variety of housing options, from downtown lofts to historic homes and affordable apartments.
With everything it has right in town, Spokane is also within an easy drive of Seattle, Portland, British Columbia, and the scenic playgrounds of north Idaho and western Montana.
Near Nature, Near Perfect
Spokane serves as the perfect jumping-off point for first-class recreation among the region's many lakes and rivers, national forests, ski resorts, and trails.
The Spokane River, located in the heart of the city and described as “the best kept urban secret in the United States today,” runs right beside our campus. Bordering the river is the Centennial Trail, which supplies miles of trail for walking, bicycling, and blading; just west of the downtown core is a developing whitewater park.
The fun doesn't stop at the river's edge. Eight golf courses in the county and another six within an easy drive make Spokane a golfer's dream. The city annually hosts Hoopfest, the largest 3-on-3 street basketball tournament in the U.S., and Bloomsday, one of America's largest timed road races. From climbing walls to laser tag to cycling clubs, Spokane has outlets for your energy.
Is there a better place to live? Not according to RelocateAmerica. Spokane placed among its Top 100 Places to Live for 2010, as well as being named on NBC's Today Show as one of the Five Most Affordable Cities in America.
Need more reasons to come to Spokane? Follow these links:
- Near Nature, Near Riverpoint is a Google-based map showing what's within walking and cycling distance of the Riverpoint Campus.
Download and save the document first, then print (PDF)
To link to this map, use this link:
- Take the Hamilton St Exit (Exit 282 from eastbound I-90; exit 282A from westbound I-90).
- At the traffic light, turn left onto E Spokane Falls Boulevard.
- Just after the bridge across the Spokane River, make a right onto N Riverpoint Boulevard, which runs through campus.
FUTURE STUDENT VISITS
Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Dates Coming Soon
Sign up here to be notified when registration for Fall 2014 Health Sciences Preview is open.
We welcome you to join us at WSU Spokane for Health Sciences Preview. This visitation program is designed for future students interested in the health sciences, and gives an overview of the many opportunities available to you on this campus. If you are interested in pursuing a career in Pharmacy, Nursing, Speech and Hearing Sciences, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, or Medical Sciences, this event is for you.
Spokane Academic Showcases
Choose one of the following:
Title: Nurses for Tomorrow
Description: Students will have an opportunity to view and interact with SimMan 3G, a Human Patient Simulator who looks and acts like a human patient. They will be able to listen to heart and lung sounds using a stethoscope and feel for pulses. They will learn how a Patient Simulator is used in healthcare education and how our BSN nursing students take care of him in patient scenarios.
Title: Overview of Substance Abuse Research at the College of Nursing
Description: The Program of Excellence in the Addictions at the WSU College of Nursing is comprised of an interdisciplinary team of researchers concerned with issues of substance abuse and mental health. Our research efforts are aimed at informing and directing treatment and prevention efforts. Presenters will provide an overview of current research activities on nicotine and tobacco use, including hookah, electronic cigarettes, and maternal smoking. There will be a tour our research labs to view how research is conducted. Students interested in pursuing studies in the fields of nursing, medicine, psychology, pharmacology, or other health related areas and in learning more about human subject, clinical research are encouraged to attend.
Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
Title: Nutrition and Exercise Physiology: Helping People Stay Well.
Description: Dietitians serve their clients in many ways, and one is teaching them how to make healthy food. Exercise physiologists help their clients stay healthy by prescribing exercise and teaching exercise techniques. Would you like to see dietitians and exercise physiologists in action? If so, please join our sessions in which our faculty and graduate students will show you some of the skills that they use in helping their clients, and give you an opportunity to practice these skills. You may decide that these careers, for which we provide dual training in our undergraduate program, are a good fit for your interests.
Title: Pharmacy: It Is More Than Counting Pills.
Description: Have you ever wondered what a pharmacist does behind the counter? Do you want to know what a career as a pharmacist will look like in the future? If so, please join us for an interactive session where you will learn what a clinical pharmacist is. You will experience how student pharmacists are taught to interact with patients and be exposed to basic clinical skills that a pharmacist is trained to use. You will have an opportunity to practice these skills and see if a future as clinical pharmacist is right for you.
Speech and Hearing Sciences
Title: Protecting Your Melon: Traumatic Brain Injury and Speech Language Pathology
Description: “Future Cougs” will have the opportunity to learn about the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology by exploring how the brain works and learning what we do to rehabilitate individuals with brain injuries. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with current Speech and Hearing Sciences students, participate in a traumatic brain injury demonstration using watermelons and hold real human brain!
Capacity: 40 per session
Free, on-street parking is available for one hour. This area is enforced all hours by the City of Spokane; avoid getting a ticket by making certain to not go over the allotted time.
If you know that you might exceed the one-hour time limit;
parking meters are available in Green 2 and 3 ($1.00/hour up to 5 hours)
or if you would like to park in Yellow #1 ( North of Innovate Washington) or yellow #2 lot ( the Yellow lot that is south of Spokane Falls Blvd.) we have a pay and display machine that you can put money in and receive a ticket to place on your dash ($1.00 an hour or $2.50 all day).
Daily parking passes are available in the parking office.Parking office is located in room 314 of the South Campus Facilities building (behind the Bookie; use the west entrance).
Questions? Call 509-368-6999.
Motorist Assistance Program
Parking and Transportation Services exists to serve you and to get you where you need to be. In addition to providing parking facilities, our friendly staff provides the following services (on campus) at no charge:
- Excellent directions around campus.
- Aid in changing a flat tire.
- Jumper cables and assistance in starting a vehicle.
Call 509-368-6999 to request assistance. After 6:30 p.m., call security at 509-358-7995.
PO Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210-1495
412 E Spokane Falls Blvd,
Spokane, WA 99202