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.
For more information about Prowl, watch this informational video
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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 day.
The Welcome and Convocation session is Friday, August 16, 2013 in Lantz Arena.
Brief Prowl Schedule
Friday, August 16
- 8:30am Prowl Check-in, Lantz Arena
- 9:15am Prowl Welcome & Convocation, Lantz Arena(mandatory)
- 10:15am College Meetings (mandatory)
- 11:00am & 11:30am Transfer Connections Workshops(Limited Seating)
- 11:30am Prowl Welcome Lunch, South Quad
- 12:15pm EIU Reads Book Discussion Luncheon, MLK Jr. Union (Transfers only, Limited Seating)
- 1:15pm Hit The Ground Running (Limited Seating, Highly Recommended)
- 2:30pm New Student Photo & T-shirt Giveaway(mandatory)
- 7:00pm-11:00pm Up All Night, MLK Union
Saturday, August 17
- 9:30am 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)
- 2:30:00pm-4:00pm Find Your Classes Tours, Library Quad
- 4:00pm Transfer Student Social, Taylor Hall Patio
- 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.
Yes, you have to participate!
But with a variety activities to choose from, we’re pretty sure there’s something interesting out there for you.
Following your check-in, Welcome, and Convocation, you will participate in several additional sessions.
Transfer Connections Sessions: Departments from across campus will hold informational sessions on the services that are offered at Eastern. You can hear about anything from study abroad, booth library, or how to get involved in intramurals...the possibilities are endless!
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.
Hit the Ground Running: Featured guest speaker Jeff Stafford will lead you through an interactive and motivational "Orange Slice Training" to help you set and reach goals that will lay the foundation for your success at Eastern.
Saturday, August 17:
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 about Prowl, please email us at email@example.com or call 217-581-6435.