International Students Living in Housing
The Office of International Students and Scholars will be your primary contact for all important information in regards to your admission and arrival at EIU.
Some general housing information is listed below.
Most international students choose to stay in a housing facility that remains open during break periods. The Residence Halls that remain open are Douglas, Lincoln, Stevenson and Thomas. There is a $80.00 per week charge for students choosing to stay over breaks in the residence halls. If you do not need housing during break periods, you are welcome to live in any of the other residence halls.
PLEASE NOTE: *All First-Year undergraduate students are required to live in the residence halls.
If you would like to live in the on-campus residence halls, please send Lindsay Partlow, (email@example.com) the Housing Administrator for housing, the following information:
- Student Name
- Year in school (undergraduate 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th; Graduate)
- Date of birth (month, date, year)
- Are you planning to stay in the residence halls during breaks (i.e. Spring Break)
Please see the Arrival Information document on the website of the Office of International Students and Scholars for additional information.
University Apartments provides reasonably priced apartments for families, graduate students, and students 25 years of age or older. There are 100 one-bedroom apartments and 54 efficiency, partially-furnished/furnished apartments in the University Apartment complex. All utilities including local telephone service, Ethernet service, cable television service, water, gas, electric, and trash removal are included in the rent. The University Apartments do not close during break periods.
Your housing assignment will be made upon arrival. You should be prepared to sign contracts, pay a $50 housing application fee and a $300 housing down payment.
Please contact Susan Mathews (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information about University Apartments.
Meals On Campus
Students living in the residence halls are on a room and board plan, meaning meals are included in the housing fee.
Students living in University Apartments can purchase an optional meal plan. Please stop by the Office of University Housing and Dining Services or call 581-5733 for more information once you arrive on campus.