What is Prowl?
We know college is exciting, but also challenging. So, we’ve developed a program focused on helping you make a smooth transition to your new life as an EIU Panther.
Prowl offers educational and social opportunities for you to learn about community expectations and how you connect to Eastern – Opportunities that will provide you with a solid foundation for both personal and academic success.
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All new students (freshmen and transfers) are required to check in to the Prowl program and participate in several activities throughout the weekend.
The Welcome and Convocation session is Friday, August 16, 2013 in Lantz Arena.
Detailed information about the weekend events will be available in the Prowl packet that you receive during check-in.
Yes, you have to participate!
But with more than 150 activities to choose from, we’re pretty sure there’s something interesting out there for you.
Following your check-in and the Welcome and Convocation session, you will participate in several additional sessions; some are required. After your mandatory sessions, you’ll join classmates, faculty, and staff for lunch at the Prowl Picnic.
Brief Prowl Overview
Friday, August 16
- 8:30am Prowl Check-in, Lantz Arena
- 9:15am Prowl Welcome & Convocation, Lantz Arena (mandatory)
- 10:15am EIU Reads! Discussion Circle - Remember your book and homework (mandatory)
- 11:15am College Meetings (mandatory)
- 11:30pm Prowl Welcome Lunch, South Quad
- 2:30pm New Student Photo & T-shirt Giveaway (mandatory)
- 7:00pm-11:00pm Up All Night, MLK Union
Saturday, August 17
- 9:30am-10:00am Jumpstart 2 G.I.V.E. Check-in, South Quad (mandatory)
- 10:00am-3:00pm Jumpstart 2 G.I.V.E.: Panthers Serving Locally & Thinking Globally (mandatory)
- 7:00pm-11:00pm Quakin’ in the Quad, South Quad
Sunday, August 18
- 11:00am-3:00pm Find Your Classes Tours, Library Quad
- 1:00pm-3:00pm Charleston Community Block Party, Morton Park
- 3:00pm Frederick Winters: Comedic Hypnotist, MLK Union
- 4:00pm LGBTQ Students & Supporters Welcome Reception, Cultural Center
- 8:00pm First Night: An EIU Tradition, South Quad
You will also receive the full Prowl six-week schedule when you check in to Prowl on Friday, August 16.
Mandatory sessions for Freshmen
Friday, August 16:
1. EIU Reads discussion circles: “The Submission” Important: Bring your book and homework with you when you come to check in!
2. Academic College Meetings: The deans and the faculty will welcome you to the academic community and provide specific information about what it means to be a part of their colleges.
3. New Student Photo: Join us for this traditional event and receive your free EIU t-shirt.
Saturday, August 17:
1. Jump Start 2 G.I.V.E.: Panthers Serving Locally & Thinking Globally– You will participate in one of over 25 service activities on Saturday morning. You registered for this activity on your Debut day.
If you have any questions, please contact the New Student Programs office at 581-6435 or email@example.com.