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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. 

Move-In Fall 2022

All students must pre-register for a move-in date and time.   The Move-In Registration system will open on July 19.  Half-day timeslots on each date are offered on a first-come-first-served basis. More information will be sent to your EIU email account once the system opens.

  • New Incoming Freshmen and New Transfer Students can move in on Thursday, August 18
  • Returning Students can choose to move in between Friday, August 19, and Sunday, August 21.
  • Early Arrivals Students who are part of an approved Early Arrival Group must still register through the Move-In Registration system. If the Move-In Registration system does not allow you to choose your correct Early Arrival date, please submit an Early Arrival Request for approval.
    If you submitted a request for an Early Arrival, please check to see if your date has been approved by logging into the Move-In Registration site.  If you see the date you requested for your early arrival, please submit your Move-In Registration Info immediately!  If the date you requested is not available for you to choose, you can call our office at 217-581-5111. 

For more details and to sign up for a Move-In Date, please click

Each resident should report to the residence hall or apartment complex which they are assigned at their pre-registered time to check-in.

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

What to Bring/Not Bring Move-In Guide Emails:
Furniture in Rooms Assignment Guide 
Microwave and Fridge Rental
Order by Aug 3 to ensure
delivery to residence hall room.  
Move-In Guide 
What to Do Upon Arrival  
Campus Map  

Early Arrival Details


Move In Map

Residence Halls & Greek Court  
Thursday, August 18 at 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
Friday, August 19 at 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Saturday, August 20 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 21 at 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

University Court
Thursday, August 18 at 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Friday, August 19 at 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Saturday, August 20 at Noon - 3:00 p.m. 
Sunday, August 21 at Noon - 3:00 p.m. 

University Apartments 
By appointment only. 

Housing and Dining Services Office Opening Hours
Monday, August 15 at 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Tuesday, August 16 at 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, August 17 at 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Thursday, August 18 at 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Friday, August 20 at 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Saturday, August 21 at 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Housing: 217-581-5111  Dining: 217-581-5733

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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. 

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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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