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EIU Family Programs

Family at EIU

We understand this is not only a transition for your student, but for you too. Family Programs is available to assist you in addressing your questions and concerns.


Eastern Illinois University believes that family members are essential to our CommUniversity.  EIU recognizes the critical role you play and strives to assist you and your student during your transition and throughout your students time enrolled as a Panther. You are a key part of the student experience and we value your partnership with us for the advancement of your student's education. We hope this website will be a resource for you while your son or daughter is attending EIU.

New Student & Family Programs serves as the primary liaison between the university and EIU families. We work to keep EIU parents and families engaged through communications, membership, networking, and events. Our office will plan and develop specific programs, resources, and services to help you during this journey.  We encourage you to take full advantage of these offerings - after all, we are here for you!

GET HELP: We are here to support you.  Our team is available Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time via e-mail or phone.  We are happy to support you in any way you need or connect you with a colleague across campus.  We value your involvement and appreciate any chance to connect. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact New Student & Family Programs at 217-581-6435, or e-mail us at


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Family Programs

600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-6435

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