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Move-In Process

How do I sign up for a move-in date and time?

The move-in sign-up system will open at  eiu.edu/apps/housing_move_in. You will use your EIU NetID and password to log in. 

Please be very careful in choosing the best date and time that works for you. If you do need to adjust your move-in timeslot, you may log back into the sign-up system by August 6 to change your reservation. If you need to change your move-in date AFTER August 6, please contact Housing and Dining Services immediately at 217-581-5111.

Is the time I signed up for the time I should arrive on campus? 

All students must pre-register for a move-in date and time. The time you signed up for is the time should plan to arrive at your on-campus residence to begin the move-in process.  

Will there be assistance for move-in?  

There will no assistance by EIU staff or volunteers.  There will be blue carts available, and students are encouraged to bring their own dollies if possible. All persons coming to campus should be in good health and should follow all campus guidelines listed at eiu.edu/covid/.  

 

After I have scheduled my appointment, what are the move-in steps? 

Step 1: Travel to your on-campus residence. When you arrive, please park in the parking lot until you have checked in and received your keys. 

Step 2: You should go to the front desk of your on-campus residence to check in. Remember to bring a photo ID. At check-in, you will receive the following: 

  • Room Keys (Panther Card, driver’s license, state ID, passport, or military ID is required) 
  • Room Condition Report (RCR) to complete and return to be able to get your building key. The RCR highlights the condition of the room upon your check-in and is used for comparison when you check out at the end of the year. 
  • Directions to your assigned room 

Step 3: Bring your car around to the unloading area. 

Step 4: Retrieve a cart, if needed. A limited number of carts are available. Transport your belongings from the unloading area to your room. Park your car in the parking lot following posted signs.  

Step 5: After unloading your belongings in your room, return your cart to the lobby of your residence hall/area office.    

Tips:   

  • Bring a cart or dolly with you.    
  • Limit the number of people in an elevator.   
  • Able-bodied individuals not pushing a cart are asked to take the stairs.  

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Contact Information

Housing & Dining Services

MLK Jr., University Union,
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-5111
Fax: 217-581-6489


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