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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 2023

The Move-In Registration System is now closed.  Please contact the Housing Office at 217-581-5111 with any questions.

  • New Incoming Freshmen and New Transfer Students move in on Thursday, August 17.
  • Returning Students can choose to move in between Thursday, August 17 and Sunday, August 20.

Move-In Steps and What to Do Upon Arrival

Move-In Guide Emails: 


Residence Halls & Greek Court  
Thursday, August 17 at 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
Friday, August 18 at 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Saturday, August 19 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 20 at 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

University Court 
Thursday, August 17 at 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Friday, August 18 at 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Saturday, August 19 at 10:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m. 
Sunday, August 20 at Noon - 6:00 p.m. 

University Apartments 
By appointment only. 

Housing and Dining Services Office Opening Hours

Monday, August 14 at 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Tuesday, August 15 at 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, August 16 at 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Thursday, August 17 at 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Friday, August 18 at 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Saturday, August 19 at 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Housing: 217-581-5111  Dining: 217-581-5733


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Microwave and Fridge Rental 

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Work Order For Room Repairs Form

Dining Menu/Serving Times

Dining Centers will open Thursday, August 17 for lunch and dinner.  Regular Dining Center hours will begin with breakfast on Friday, August 18.  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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Contact Information

Housing & Dining Services

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

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