There are Panther Card washers and dryers located in all University Housing facilities for use by residents. Cost per load to to wash is $1.75 and drying is free. Please report any problems with machines to your residence hall desk or staff member. In the residence halls, also check with your Resident Assistant for the location and use of ironing boards in your hall. You must provide your own iron. For any other questions regarding laundry facilities within University Housing please call (217) 581-2218.
EIU 1111, University Foundations, is a first year level class that explains the in's and out's of collegiate life. It is an excellent way to bridge the gap and make the transition from high school to life at a university level. All of these classes are taught in the residence halls and are often taught by housing staff members.
- Thomas Hall basement
- Taylor Hall basement
- Stevenson basement
For students wanting to cook an occasional meal or snack, cooking facilities are available in each hall.
Front desks, conveniently located within Andrews, Lawson, Taylor, Thomas, McKinney, Pemberton and Stevenson Halls, as well as in the NPHC House in Greek Court, provide a valuable resource for students living on campus. They are open until midnight, provide information, receive room repair requests and package delivery. They can also act as a contact in case of emergencies.
The following services are available at the front desk to all students: change, stamps, pool sticks and balls, cleaning supplies, vacuums, sporting equipment, board games, tools, and magazines.
On-campus phone service includes free local calls, call waiting, caller ID, speed dialing and voice mail. For more information, please see the Telecommunications website
Ethernet connections allow on-campus residents direct access to the Internet 24-hours a day. Operating just over a T1 level, the Ethernet connections are 300 times faster than the average ISP and 3 times faster than a DSL (cable) service. The cost of a Category 6 cable and a 10-100 LAN Ethernet adapter card are the only costs associated with the on-campus connections. More info
There is wireless connections in the lobbies of all the residence halls and in the common areas in Greek Court and the classrooms in Thomas, Taylor Halls.
Wireless is also available throughout the following buildings: Lincoln, Stevenson, Douglas, and Thomas Halls. More to come in the fall of 2011.
The on-campus cable network provides over 80 channels of music, sports, education and entertainment. Special features include the on-campus movie channel, programmed by on-campus residents for on-campus residents, and two information channels created for the specific purpose of keeping students informed of the events that surround their daily lives. Troubleshooting Cable television & FAQ's.