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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 either the Lincoln-Stevenson-Douglas Halls, Thomas Hall or University Apartments since these are the only housing facilities open during break periods.  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. A brief description of each follows:

Lincoln-Stevenson-Douglas Complex is a fully air-conditioned facility located in the center of campus.  Lincoln (female hall) and Douglas (male hall) are identical halls, each one house 200 students.  Located between Lincoln and Douglas Halls is Stevenson Hall.  Stevenson Hall is a ten-story building and is reserved for both male and female students who have completed at least 60 credit hours of college coursework, or are at least 21 years of age. Each floor in Stevenson consists of two and three bedroom suites that house four to six men or women. Each suite has a private living room and bath. 

Thomas Hall is a two-tower four-story facility that houses men and women on separate floors. It has a South Quad location and relaxed atmosphere. Also, Thomas has designated Quiet Life Style Communities for male students.  Additionally, it’s one of only four halls that provides break housing.

*All First-Year undergraduate students are required to live in the residence halls. 

Please complete the information form in order to receive specific instructions for securing on-campus housing. 

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.

Your housing assignment will be made upon arrival.  You will need to to sign contracts, pay a $125 deposit, and pay a minimum payment of $300.

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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.

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