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EIU Office of Admissions

Notice Regarding COVID-19

As we resume on-campus visits, please be assured that your safety remains our highest priority.

To ensure the safety of our campus community considering the evolving situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), we will be only offering small group, campus tours (10 or fewer total students and guests) to allow for social distancing.

We are committed to mitigating the possible effects of this virus and the health and safety of our Panthers is of utmost concern, so masks are required for all guests visiting our campus.

Learn more about our response to coronavirus COVID-19 developments and find resources meant to support the health and wellness of our university community.

In the meantime, browse the future events that are open for registration below or take advantage of our virtual tour. Feel free to reach out to our Admissions counselors at 217-581-2224 or with any questions.

Group Visits

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Group Guidelines: High School and College

Virtual Group Visits

The Office of Admissions would like to offer high school and colleges the opportunity to connect with us virtually. An Admissions representative will set up a Zoom appointment for you and your students to learn more about EIU. We can provide a 45-minute virtual campus tour, a 15- minute presentation, and end with a Q & A session.

Book Your Virtual Group Visit

On-Campus Visits

We are excited to offer small groups an admissions presentation and a walking tour of campus. Please read the guidelines below before submitting your group tour application.

  • Group tour applications need to be completed a minimum of three weeks in advance so that we can best serve your students.
  • Groups must arrive on time. Arriving late will impact your scheduled group visit. Arriving 20 minutes late or more can result in a canceled or abbreviated tour.
  • If you need to cancel your group visit, please let us know at your earliest convenience.
  • Please note: we cannot accommodate groups that arrive without notice.

COVID-19 Restrictions

  • Group size maximum is 10, including students and chaperones. We cannot accommodate groups larger than this size.
  • Everyone in the group will be required to wear a mask and wash their hands regularly or use hand sanitizer.
  • Anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will not be allowed to participate.
  • Groups do not have the option to dine in a residence hall dining, the University Food Court, or anywhere else on campus.
  • Viewing of Residence Halls and rooms will be limited and potentially excluded from the tour in an effort to keep our campus community and guests safe.

Book your Campus Visit

Once your application has been received, a representative from our office will follow up to approve the availability. For questions about your group visit, please contact our Visit Coordinator, Molly Button, at

Group Guidelines: Middle School and Elementary School

Thank you for your interest in visiting Eastern Illinois University. At this time, we are unable to host middle and elementary group visits. Please check back in the spring of 2021.

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1230 Old Main
600 Lincoln Ave. Charleston, IL 61920

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