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Sponsorship Opportunities

New Student Programs is excited to offer sponsorship opportunities for the 2014 calendar year to interested businesses who would like to connect with over 3,000 incoming freshmen and transfer students along with their respective family members.  As a sponsor, you will have the opportunity to promote your business to incoming students before they arrive on campus as well as during their orientation and transition programs.  This is an important time for new students as they learn about Charleston and the surrounding communities.  This year, we are working with the Charleston and Mattoon Chamber of Commerce and are offering discounted prices to members of these organizations.  New Student Programs is looking forward to working with and creating mutually beneficial relationships with several businesses through our sponsorship program. 

Numbers That Matter To YOU 


The age range of students actively participating in our programming. They are interested in food, entertainment, technology, fashion, and travel.


The percentage of EIU students new to campus and required to attend our orientation and transition programs.


 The total number of events you have the opportunity to have your advertisements at throughout the year. 


 The average number of dollars each student at EIU has in their disposable income each month. 


 The average number of incoming freshmen and transfer students who will attend our programs.


The total number of dollars students in the New Student Programs network have in their discretionary budget annually

Which Package Do YOU Want?

  Sponsorship Package Benefits



  • One insert, (provided by vendor) in Transfer Bags
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Business listing on New Student Programs website
  • Business logo and contact info on PowerPoint slides at Debut programs
  • Business logo placed on Panther Fair signage at Freshman and Transfer Debut Programs
  • Business logo placed on signage at Prowl Welcome Ceremony (Aug. 22) Prowl Picnic, and Prowl Check-In


  All Gray Benefits, Plus
  • Business logo and contact information placed on Prowl Mobile App  
  • Site sponsored logo on sign (one site) for Jumpstart 2 G.I.V.E.
  • Business logo and contact information mentioned in TWO highlighted editions of EIU Connections (1 in Spring and 1 in Fall).
  • Logo on Selected NSP sponsor signage
  • Logo on 10 guest transportation golf carts and two information booths during Prowl opening weekend and move-in day
  • Invitation to the EIU Business Expo


  All Gray and White Benefits Plus:
  • Logo on Panther Pal t-shirts worn by move-in day volunteers (450)
  • Logo placed on service transportation (1 per bus, 20+ buses)
  • Business logo placed on the front page of NSP website
  • Business logo and contact information placed inside the family calendar/handbook (qty. 2,000).
  • Business listing on front page of New Student Programs website.

*Discounts available for Charleston or Mattoon Chamber members.

For complete explanations of different sponsorship opportunities, please see the Sponsorship Package Information

Why we want YOU

  • Having your business support the New Student Programs helps us communicate to student and family members about what our local businesses offer.
  • Your continued support of our programs allows us to share with students and their family members the many opportunities available to them in the community.

Order Your Package Online Today!

Note - We are sorry but at this time we are unable to offer sponsorship opportunities to any banks, bars, or housing/rental agencies.

Charleston/Mattoon Chamber of Commerce Member Order Form

Non-Chamber Member Order Form

We are not currently accepting 2015 Sponsors. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for future years, please fill out the form above and we will be in contact with you. 

If you have any questions or comments regarding this Sponsorship Program, please contact Echarial Gaines (Assistant Director, New Student Programs) at egaines@eiu.edu or 217-581-6435.