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We can't wait for you to check in to your new home at Eastern Illinois University! 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 Spring 2024

  • On-campus students can move in starting Friday, January 5 at 9 a.m.  

Each resident should report to the residence hall or apartment complex to check-in.


Assignment Guide

Move-In Guide


Move In Map

Housing and Dining Services Office Hours
Friday, January 5 - 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Saturday Jan 6 and Sunday Jan 7 - Closed
Housing: 217-581-5111  Dining: 217-581-5733
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Ready to move in? Let’s start talking about some additional details.

What to Bring/Not Bring
Furniture in Rooms
Microwave and Fridge Rental 
What to Do Upon Arrival
Campus Map

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Hungry? We've got you covered.    

The Dining Centers will open with South Quad Dining for Brunch on Saturday, January 6, at 11am - 1pm, 5pm-7pm. Tower Dining will open 4pm-8pm. Food Court will not be open. Take a look at the dining menus at

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Important information/ FAQ


Bringing your computer

Renters Insurance

Room Setup Guide


Already here? Let's get you settled.


Dining Menu/Serving Times

Reporting Room Repairs/Work Order Form

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WI-FI, Safe Connect,
and Computer Connectivity

Movies On Demand

Getting Involved on Campus

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Contact Information

Housing & Dining Services

MLK Jr., University Union,
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-6489

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