Freshman Orientation, Advisement & Registration
See your advisers, choose your classes, meet new people, and more! Make the connection and get engaged.
Registering for a program
New freshmen are required to attend an Orientation, Advisement & Registration program. The program is designed to provide an orientation to campus, allow new students to meet with an academic adviser, register for courses and complete several other tasks. Freshman students will be e-mailed (personal and EIU email addresses) an invitation to the program. The invitation will contain a link to the program reservation form. Students will need to complete the reservation form to secure a program date.The program will provide you with an opportunity to accomplish a number of important tasks including:
- Learn about academic degree requirements
- Meet with your academic adviser
- Use P.A.W.S. to register for your fall classes
- Specific majors require mandatory testing
- Learning the ropes from current students
- Becoming more familiar with campus facilities
- Learning about campus support services and programs
- Programs designed to help parents and students in their transition to EIU
Coming to Eastern opens a new chapter in your life. The transition from high school to the university setting is an exciting time filled with a myriad of opportunities. This transition also raises a number of questions and concerns regarding your first year here at Eastern Illinois University. We promise that your orientation day will provide you with more than a class schedule: it will prepare and excite you for your Freshman year at EIU.
Upcoming Freshman Dates
Students entering Spring 2014 (program reservation begins September 23, 2013)
You must pay the New Student Enrollment Deposit before you can sign up for an Orientation, Advisement & Registration date.
- Friday, January 10, 2014
Students entering Fall 2014 (programs will be offered in June and July)
7:45 am Program Check-In, Grand Ballroom
8:30 am Opening and Academic Orientation
9:30 am Student Program and Family Program
12:00 pm Panther Fair and Lunch
1:00 pm Student Program and Family Program (continues)
4:00 pm Closing