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Bus and Ticket Office (Phone: 217-581-5122)
The Ticket Office is located across from the Food Court in the West Building. 

The Cashier's Office has now added a location at the ticket office in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

At this location, students will be able to:

  • Pay their housing application fee.
  • Pay their housing down payment.
  • New student enrollment deposits.
  • Regular student account payments.
  • Make simple inquiries on their student accounts.


The MLK Jr. Union offers a bus service traveling to the Chicago suburbs.

The bus ticket hours are the same as the ticket office hours. Buses do not run every weekend. The scheduled dates are below. Round-trip tickets are $59.90, and can be purchased on the phone or over the counter. 

Bus schedule times: The bus leaves the EIU Union stop at 3:00 P.M. and leaves 9th Street stop at 3:15 P.M. on designated days. The bus returns back to EIU at 8:30 P.M. on designated dates. Round trip tickets only. 

DestinationArrives AtDeparts From
Matteson 6:05 p.m. 5:50 p.m.
Chicago Ridge 6:40 p.m. 5:20 p.m.
Oakbrook 7:00 p.m. 4:40 p.m.
Woodfield 7:30 p.m. 4:10 p.m.
Northbrook 8:15 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
Old Orchard 8:40 p.m. 3:10 p.m.


 Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 Dates

Holiday Weekends Leave Return
Labor Day Aug. 29 Sept. 1  
Fall Break Oct. 16 Oct. 19  
Nov. 21 Nov. 30  
Christmas Dec. 19 Jan. 11  
MLK Day Jan. 16 Jan. 19  
Lincoln's Birthday Feb. 12 Feb. 15  
Spring Break Mar. 13 Mar. 22  
Easter Apr. 3 Apr. 5  

Tickets are non-refundable. For more information call 217-581-5122.


Balloons & Bouquets

Balloon Bouquet $16 EA.


  • 1 Mylar
  • 3 Latex
  • Bag of candy tied to the end

Single Balloons:

  • Mylar $3.25
  • Latex $1.25

Cakes $16 EA.

  • Chocolate cake with white icing
  • White cake with chocolate icing

May have writing on cake; need one day notice.


Gift Baskets For Your Student

The Ticket Office is now offering gift baskets that can be given to your student!

Gift baskets available include:

  • The Move In Basket $30
  • The Halloween Basket $20
  • Fall Finals Basket $20
  • Valentines Basket $20
  • Spring Finals Basket $20
  • EIU Gift Basket Complete Set (all 5 baskets) $99

For more information, click this link.