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We understand this is not only a transition for your student, but for you too. New Student Programs is available to assist you in addressing your questions and concerns. We hope this website will be a resource for you while your son or daughter is attending EIU.

This website is filled with a variety of information to help you navigate EIU and the services available to you and your student. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact New Student Programs at 217-581-6435, or e-mail us at nsp@eiu.edu.

To find any information you need, your first stop is the EIU Parent page. To find out what is currently going on at EIU, check out our EIU Events Calendar. In the fall, we celebrate families during Family Weekend.

Parent and Family pages:

Event Checklist

Freshman Event Info

Transfer Event Info

Parents & Family FAQ

Some important information to know:

  • Only students are allowed in the academic advisement sessions.

  • Family members have their own orientation program. To see a Freshman Family program schedule click here. To see a Transfer Family program schedule click here.

  • Gateway parents have an orientation program as well.

  • Incoming freshmen must take "AlcoholEdu for College" between Aug. 1-18 and pass the course exam. Information is available at AlcoholEdu.