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Standard Contracting & Re-Contracting

  • Available in mid February - contracts/preference forms are available to students from their PAWS Account.

  • Students signing up for Greek Court housing must pay the $250 Housing down payment at the time they sign their contract in order to be counted towards the number of residents in the house.

  • Students must pay the $250 Housing down payment by June 12 regardless of financial aid.  If the housing down payment is not received by June 12, the assignment and contract will be canceled.


Current students have the option of completing Early Bird re-contracting or the standard re-contracting for the following academic year.

Early Bird Contracting

  • Available in September until the Friday of finals week in December. 

  • Students must pay the $250 Housing down payment by the Friday of finals week in December.

  • Once this contract is signed, the $250 payment is made, and the December deadline has passed, this contract cannot be canceled unless you will not be a student at EIU.

  • Incentives: priority housing and dining dollars added to the student's Panther Card upon move in for the fall semester.

Click here for current Early Bird Contracting information

Students requiring special accommodations should contact University Housing and Dining Services and Disability Services at their earliest convenience in order to discuss their particular needs before coming to campus.

  • Housing Information: (217) 581-5111
  • Dining Information: (217) 581-5733
  • Disability Services Information: (217) 581-6583

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