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Incoming Freshman Students




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General Information

Freshman Student Checklist

Before the Semester Begins

  • Pay enrollment deposit

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Register for an Orientation, Advisement, and Registration day 

    • Registration can be accessed through myEIU or through the email sent to your personal & EIU email

Move-In Day

  • Get your Panther Card (if not already done at Orientation)

  • Get your books from textbook rental

First Six Weeks

  • Attend all Prowl events

  • Refer to your Prowl booklet for ways to connect, engage, and learn about how you can get involved at EIU!