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Arrival Details

Eastern Illinois University is located in Charleston, 10 miles east of Interstate 57 on Route 16. Once you have reached the city of Charleston, travel to 7th Street (just past Old Main [castle building]) and turn right (south). Travel south until you reach the MLK, Jr. University Union). Turn right into the entrance leading into the Union parking lot. Pull up under the walkway to unload your packages. There will be someone to assist you with unloading. If you do not have any packages to unload, please proceed to the designated parking lot.

Parking Instructions

Shuttle vans will transport you from the O'Brien Stadium parking lots to the MLK, Jr. University Union.  Look for the "Job Fair Shuttle" signs on the vans.  The shuttle vans will run during the following times:  8:00 am - 10:00 am and 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm.

Check-in for employers will begin at 8:00 am at the Grand Ballroom on the 2nd floor of the University Union.  Each employer will be provided with an 8-foot table, a tablesign and chairs.  

Ship Materials

You are welcome to ship your display or career fair materials to our office prior to your arrival. Please send packages to:

USPS Fed-Ex, UPS and all other carriers
Eastern Illinois University
Career Services
Attn: Diane Smith
1301 Human Services Center
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston IL 61920
Eastern Illinois University
Attn: Diane Smith
Career Services
Rm 1301 Human Services Center 

2086 7th Street 
Charleston IL 61920


Packages must be received by Tuesday, February 28th.     

Job Fair Agenda  

8:00 am        

Employer Check-in Begins

8:00 am - 10:00 am  

Shuttle Service available

9:30 am - 12:30 pm   

Open Fair 

12:30 pm - 1 pm   

Box Luncheon 

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  

Scheduled On-Site Interviews

12:30 pm - 4:00 pm  

Shuttle Service available


Contact Diane Smith at dksmith2@eiu.edu or call 217-581-8423.