New or Transfer Students beginning in the Fall semester:
Step 1: Apply online in MyEIU for housing in the Residence Halls or Greek Court by submitting the housing application and a $50 non-refundable application fee to establish a priority date for the assignment process. Once the housing application has been submitted and the non-refundable fee has been paid, your application will stay on file permanently.
Students must be accepted to the university to start this process. All room assignments are first-come-first-serve and based on availability.
In February, access to RoomSync (roommate matching service) will be made available in MyEIU to students who have submitted the housing application and fee.
Step 2: A Room and Board Contract and Housing Preference form will be available online in MyEIU beginning in March for those students who have applied for housing, and must be submitted in order for the room assignment to be made. Optimal date to submit the online contract and preference form is May 1.
For students who apply for housing after March, the room and board contract and housing preference form will be available in MyEIU once the application and $50 fee have been processed.
Step 3: Housing Assignment Letters are mailed in late May to all students who have submitted a room and board contract and preference form. Optimal date to submit the room and board contract and preference form is May 1.
Students who apply for housing or submit the room and board contract and preference form after May 1 can expect to receive their Housing Assignment Letter in July.
Step 4: The Housing Down Payment of $250 is due June 12 regardless of financial aid status. If the housing down payment of $250 is not received by June 12, the room assignment and contract will be canceled.
The June 12 deadline is for students who get assigned in the first round of assignments in May.
For students who apply for housing or submit the room and board contract and preference form after May 1, the $250 Housing Down Payment will be due August 1.
The deadline to cancel the room and board contract if you are not going to be a student at EIU is June 12.
For students who apply for housing or submit the room and board contract and preference form after May 1, their cancellation deadline will be August 1.
Students requiring special accommodations should contact Disability Services (217-581-6583) as well as University Housing (217-581-5111) or Dining Services (217-581-5733) at their earliest convenience in order to discuss any particular needs before coming to campus.
University Housing & Dining Services at Eastern Illinois University is committed to serving students of all genders, gender identities, expressions and sexual orientations and makes housing and roommate assignments based upon a student's assigned sex at birth. We recognize that some students may have specific housing needs or concerns that will not be addressed by this practice. If you would like assistance identifying the best housing option for you, please contact Jody Stone, Housing Senior Associate Director (217-581-2515) or the Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity (217-581-7117). Your needs will be discussed over the phone or in person to determine how best to match your needs with the housing options available. All information will be kept confidential to the fullest extent possible and shared with University staff only on a need-to-know basis.