Residence Halls and Greek Court close at 6:00 pm on Friday, May 7, 2021.
University Court Apartments Contract ends at 4:00 pm on Friday, May 7, 2021.
University Apartments Contract ends on Monday, May 31, 2021.
The Dining Centers will be consolidated to Thomas Dining on Friday, May 7, 2021. Thomas Dining will close at 6 p.m.
All Residence Hall and Greek Court students must schedule a checkout date and time with a housing staff member (Resident Assistant or Senior Staff Assistant). Failure to check out properly results in a $25 improper check out charge and a potential $60 lock re-core charge.
Residents of University Court Apartments should view this link for specific closing instructions. Residents of University Apartments should refer to their copy of the contract for Summer/End of Spring Semester closing information.
Please see your copy of the contract (Residence Halls and Greek Court, University Court or University Apartments) for specific cancellation information. If you are leaving EIU prior to April 30, please complete this form eiu.edu/housing/checkout.php.
There will be no assistance by EIU staff or volunteers. Students should plan to have no more than 2 additional people with them to assist in moving out, and only for 2 hours prior to your scheduled check out time. All persons coming to campus should be in good health. Students and guests will be required to adhere to all EIU and housing expectations such as masking and social distancing while on campus.
Individuals who fall into any of the categories noted below cannot help residents move out.
Students and all helpers must come prepared with cleaning supplies, antibacterial wipes, masks and gloves to wear while moving out of their room to help protect yourself and others.
You should plan to complete all these steps prior to your scheduled check-out time.
Step 1: Pack your belongings and clear everything out of your room. Everything must be taken with you or put in the dumpster. No more than 2 persons should assist you in moving out, no more than 2 hours prior to your scheduled check-out appointment.
Step 2: Return your room furniture to the bunk configuration and the room arrangement according to the instructions in the room layouts below.
Step 3: Clean your room. Wipe down desk/dressers/all furniture and vacuum carpets. Remove sticky tack, tape, etc. off walls.
Step 4: Find your staff member at your scheduled check-out time. All people helping you pack should be out of the building at this time. Your staff member will come to your room to view it and confirm you’ve moved everything out. You will sign the check-out envelope and lock your door as you leave the room. Place your keys into the envelope and give it to your staff member.
Microfridge Return: If you rented a microfridge through Bedloft , please leave your microfridge in your room for pick up after closing. You should clearly label the top of the microfridge with your name, room number, and building. Ensure your label is taped to the microfridge and not just a loose piece of paper.
Electronic Recycling: Due to changes by our electronics recycler, the University can no longer accept personal electronics for recycling. Students can either take their broken electronics home for recycling, or take them to the electronics recycler in town. The electronics recycler is COM2 Recycling located at 777 Windsor in the Northwest Business Park, by the Post Office.
Mail Forwarding: We will forward all 1st class mail and packages to the permanent address that students have on file with the University. If students need to update their permanent address, students can send the information to email@example.com from their Panthermail account, or contact the Registrar's Office for additional instructions at 217-581-3511.
Textbook Rental: For the most updated information about textbook returns please visit the Textbook Rental website here.
If you need to stay beyond May 7 you must fill out a request form available at go.eiu.edu/RequestToStay. One of the following conditions must apply to you in order to make this request:
Please contact Matt Boyer at 217-581-7482 for additional information.
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