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Housing Covid Procedures




Can I come now to move out?

No. The State of Illinois is under a Shelter in Place order as mandated by Governor Pritzker.  Eastern Illinois University is complying with this order and as such cannot offer move-outs from on campus residences at this time.  Updates regarding a move-out process will be communicated as we are able.    



All students who currently are no longer residing on campus as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic will be provided a prorated credit to their university account for the time period from March 23rd through the remainder of the semester. The credit will be first applied to any balance on the account, and then a refund check or direct deposit for any excess credit will be sent to the student’s permanent address in late April. For additional information on signing up for a direct deposit, students can visit Dining Dollars not yet used will be rolled over to the 2020-21 school year.


What if I need something from my room?

The deadline for this request has expired. Please contact for more information


I have nowhere else to stay – can I remain on campus?

The deadline for this request has expired. Please contact for more information


I’m approved to stay on campus – is dining services open? 

Yes, Starting Monday, March 23, 2020 - 7 days a week Taylor Dining Center will be providing: 

  • Lunch 11:00 am to 1:00 pm  

  • Dinner 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm 

Residents must enter through the Lawson side of the Taylor Dining Center.  Meals will be carryout only.

Residents currently on-campus, where do I get my mail? 

Residents currently on campus can pick up/check their mail at the Lawson Hall Desk.  The desk will be open Monday – Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sundays from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.  Residents will be required to present a photo-id to retrieve their mail.  

Will my mail be forwarded?

Our priority is the health and safety of our students.  Mail forwarding may be delayed. As we are able, 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 from their Panthermail account, or contact the Registrar's Office for additional instructions at 217-581-3511.


I already moved out my items before spring break, can I send my key back?

Yes, please use a certified letter or courier service to track the envelope. We recommend you wrap the key in something like a napkin or several sheets of paper and tape the corners of the envelope, so the key doesn’t poke through the envelope and gets lost. Send the tracking code along with your name, E#, hall and room number.

Use the following Mailing Address
Eastern Illinois University
University Housing & Dining Services
MLK Jr. University Union - Housing Office
600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920


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Housing & Dining Services

MLK Jr., University Union,
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-6489

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