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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 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. 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.  

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 on 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 Thomas 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. 

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 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 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. Benefits of living in Stevenson Hall will be an immersion of engaging and social Living Learning experience 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. For students looking for apartment style living, a high population of transfer students also reside in University Court. University Court has fully furnished, affordable, and convenient apartments only steps from campus.












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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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