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We can't wait for you to check in to your new home at Eastern Illinois University! Move-In Day is a busy and exciting time for both students and parents. We are sure that you have a lot of questions about your new home away from home. If you are unable to find the answers here, call the Housing and Dining Services Office.

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Residence Halls & Greek Court 
Thursday, August 15th at 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Friday, August 16th, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 17th 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

University Court
Thursday, August 15th, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, August 16th, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 17th, Noon - 3:00 p.m.

University Apartments 
Thursday, August 1st, by appointment only.

Housing and Dining Services Office Opening Hours
Thursday, August 15th 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, August 16th 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 17th 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Housing: 217-581-5111  Dining: 217-581-5733

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Ready to move in? Let’s start talking details.

Each resident should report to the residence hall or apartment complex which they are assigned for check-in. At check-in, residents will receive their keys and a room condition report. It's important to fill out the room condition report as accurately as possible, and note if there are any pre-existing facility issues. This will allow staff to better address those issues and provide a clear record of responsibility. 

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What to Do Upon Arrival

Driving Directions

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Assignment Newsletter

Early Arrival Details

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Hungry? We've got you covered.    

Take advantage of our extended Housing & Dining office hours Thursday – Saturday to purchase dining dollars. Come in early to beat the rush!

  • After a busy day of moving your student in, please join us for a complimentary meal in the South Quad on Thursday, August 15th from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

  • Dining Centers open Friday, August 16th during their regular scheduled hours. Check the menu for what is being served and specific times. Dining dollars can be used in the University Food Court and Java B & B as soon as you arrive on campus.

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