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Living Learning Communities (LLC)

With eleven Residence Halls, two apartment complexes, and Greek Court you'll be sure to find a housing option to fit your needs.  While it's the people that make our buildings special, there a few floors that offer a little something extra.

Freshman Connection

The Freshman Connection program pairs incoming freshmen with upperclassmen and Panthers who have lived the EIU experience. Freshmen taking part in the program will receive valuable support from other students that span all aspects of life on campus and are required to live in Andrews Lawson and Taylor Halls. They’ll get first-hand knowledge about how to take on classes and studying, making friends and joining groups, and managing finances while in college.  

Honors Housing Floors

Programming efforts on these floors are coordinated by University Housing & Dining Services in conjunction with the Honors College and are geared toward the honors student community. Honors students receive priority assignment based on availability on Honors Floors in Thomas Hall.

Women's Leadership Institute 

Residents in Pemberton Hall can join this women's leadership community to dedicate themselves toward developing engaging leadership qualities through programs and a guest speaker series provided by successful women leaders across campus and the community. 

Gender Inclusive Housing-Doug DiBianco Community

The Doug DiBianco Learning Community is an inclusive community designed to create a comfortable and supportive environment for all students of all gender and sexual identities. Community members have the opportunity to connect with role models and allies at EIU. The community also has a partnership with the Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity. You can request to live in this community by selecting "Gender Inclusive Housing" in your Room and Board Contract, and approval is granted through the GSD Center.  View more information at  For 2021-22, the Gender Inclusive Housing is located on a residential floor in McKinney Hall.   

Transfer Housing

Transfer students are welcome to live anywhere on campus, but many of our transfer students looking to live in a residence hall choose our suite-style Stevenson Hall. Benefits of living in Stevenson Hall include living with other transfer students who are adjusting to EIU and participating in events created specifically for transfer students! For students looking for apartment style living, a high population of transfer students also reside in University Court. University Court are fully furnished, affordable, and convenient apartments only steps from campus.

Break Housing

Available for those students who need to stay on campus when the rest of the University closes for breaks (longer than three days) for an additional fee. Buildings that offer break housing are DouglasLincolnStevenson and Thomas Halls.











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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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