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Eastern Illinois University

EIU Department of Housing

Living Learning Communities (LLC)

With nine 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 are a few floors that offer a little something extra.


Freshman Connection LLC

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

First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE) LLC 

First-year students can take part in this LLC to gain a solid foundation as they begin their academic careers.  This first-year-only community will help you develop your identity as a Panther.  In the FYRE community, students will be supported in their success, be connected to resources, and make friendships that last a lifetime all while living on campus.

Benefits of this floor include first-hand knowledge about how to take classes and study, make friends and join groups, and manage finances while in college.  

Students who are selected for the FYRE LLC will live in Andrews Hall. To apply for this LLC please complete this short application: FYRE LLC

Transfer LLC

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. The benefits of living in Stevenson Hall will be an immersion of engaging and social Living Learning experiences tailored for Transfer students who are adjusting to EIU by providing them with opportunities to connect with others in a fun and engaging way, enhanced with different activities and events.  Students can indicate their interest in living with other transfer students in Stevenson in their Online Room and Board Contract.

For students looking for apartment-style living, transfer students also reside in University Court. University Court has fully furnished, affordable, and convenient apartments only steps from campus.

Pine Honors College LLC

Learning is not limited to the classroom, studio, lab, workshop, or the field. Neither is it limited to one’s elected major/s or minor/s. The Pine Honors College in conjunction with University Housing & Dining Services offers opportunities to create a new perspective on education and to integrate its experiences into the world we live in. Honors students live with students from diverse majors and backgrounds in our Living Learning Communities. Honors students receive priority assignment based on availability on Honors Floors in Taylor Hall. Incoming students are automatically assigned to these floors and returning students can request to live on an Honors Floor in the Online Room and Board Contract.

Gender Inclusive Housing-Doug DiBianco Community LLC

The Doug DiBianco 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 indicate your interest in this community by answering yes to the "Gender Inclusive Housing" question in your Room and Board Contract, and approval is granted through the GSD Center.  View more information and apply for this community at  For 2024-25, this community is located on a residential floor in McKinney Hall.   

Roosevelt Leadership Institute LLC

Residents in Pemberton Hall can join this women's leadership community to dedicate themselves toward developing engaging leadership qualities through inspiring and robust programs, civic service activities, and a guest speaker series provided by successful women leaders across campus and the community. Residents of Pemberton Hall will receive information on how to join this LLC via their EIU email.

Health and Human Services LLC 

Students interested in the field of Health and Human Services can live in this community that supports their similar career, professional, and learning goals.  Students will have the opportunity to enjoy Health and Human Services-focused programs, grow in interpersonal and professional skills, and receive assistance in resume building and internship/job searching. Incoming students whose major falls under the Health and Human Services College will automatically be assigned to these floors in Taylor Hall, as space allows.  More information about the College of Health and Human Services can be found at  Returning students who wish to live in this community should complete the application form at See some of the CHHS LLC activities at

Lumpkin College LLC (School of Business and School of Technology)

Freshmen and incoming transfer students interested in Business and Technology fields are encouraged to join this community of students who have similar interests and aspirations. Frequent activities will give students opportunities to invest in their personal growth, expand their network, learn new skills, visit companies, and hear about current developments locally and globally. Incoming students whose major falls under the School of Business or School of Technology will automatically be assigned to these floors in Lawson Hall, as space allows. 

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