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Come say "Hi"!

Explore all that EIU has to offer. Our visit opportunities will meet your needs through every part of your college search process. We look forward to having you on campus.

Inquiring Freshman Visit Options:

EIU Open House Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 and Monday, Nov. 11, 2019

Visiting EIU during an open house is a great way to experience student life and learn more about our academic opportunities.

  • Walking tour of campus and residence halls
  • Enjoy lunch on us
  • Learn more about the admissions, financial aid, and housing process
  • Meet faculty from your major
  • Apply for free at our application station
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#FuturePanther Tailgate Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019

Join us for an afternoon of football and fun as we cheer on our Panthers against the Illinois State Redbirds! Experience Panther Pride and preview life as an EIU student! You will receive free football tickets for you and one guest*, an insider’s tour of campus, and a cookout with current students, faculty and admissions staff!

  • Check-In: 11-11:45 a.m.
  • Presentation/Campus Tours: 11:15 a.m. - Noon
  • Cookout: 12:30 p.m.
  • Kickoff: 2 p.m.
Sign up for the Tailgate! Learn More
Honors Visit Day Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019

The EIU Honors Visit Day is for high achieving students. You will learn about the Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College; meet with faculty, staff, and students; tour campus; and eat lunch on us.

Program Overview

  • 9:30 am — Check-in & light breakfast
  • 10:00 am — Welcome
  • 10:30 am — Breakout sessions with faculty and honors students
  • 11:45 am — Lunch
  • 1:00 pm — Optional campus tour
Sign up for Honors Visit Day!
Daily Visits Monday-Friday 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
  • Walking campus tour (includes residence halls)
  • Meet with an admissions counselor
  • Meet one-on-one with Faculty (appointment necessary - Email
Sign up for a Daily Visit!
Saturday Visits   View All Dates
  • Group admissions presentation
  • Tour times available at 10:30 & 11:30
  • Walking campus tour (including residence hall)
Sign up for a Saturday Visit!

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Contact Information

Undergraduate Admissions

1230 Old Main
600 Lincoln Ave. Charleston, IL 61920

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