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Ways to Get Involved

During Orientation, Advisement, and Registration

Our Orientation, Advisement, and Registration program gives incoming students the opportunity to see what EIU has to offer them!

Program folders: Incoming students will receive an informational folder upon check-in at orientation. The materials in this folder come from campus facilities that are geared toward helping students have a successful orientation.

Panther Fair: Members of the EIU community will set up informational tables for students and their guests during orientation. Here, students and their guests will have a chance to see what activities and resources are available through miscellaneous departments.

During Prowl

Our Prowl program is an excellent way to interact with new students!

Transfer Connections: Faculty members from different areas of campus will give a 30 minute presentation on the resources available to transfer students through their department.

Welcome Picnic: Faculty members will have a chance to mingle and have lunch with students who will be entering their colleges.


If you are a member of the Eastern Illinois University family and are looking to assist incoming students by increasing their knowledge about your department or organization, please contact our office at nsp@eiu.edu or 217-581-6435.  New Student & Family Programs would be happy to work with you in many different capacities to spread knowledge to new students.