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New or Transfer Students beginning in the Spring 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.  

Once the housing application and payment have been processed, access to RoomSync (roommate matching service) will be made available in MyEIU.

Step 2: A Room and Board Contract and Housing Preference form will be available beginning in mid-October for those students who have applied for housing, and must be submitted in order for the room assignment to be made. This is where students will submit their choices for residence hall, room type, roommate, meal plan, etc.  Optimal date to submit the online contract and preference form is December 1.  

For students who apply for housing after October, the room and board contract and housing preference form will be available once the application and $50 fee have been processed.

Step 3:  Housing Assignment Letters are mailed in mid-December to all students who have submitted a room and board contract and preference form. The optimal date to submit the online contract and preference form is December 1. 

Students who apply for housing or submit the room and board contract and preference form after December 1 can expect to receive their assignment as soon as it is made.


Step 4: The Housing Down Payment of $100 is due by the Friday before classes begin in January regardless of financial aid status.  


The deadline to cancel the room and board contract if you are not going to be a student at EIU is the Friday before classes begin in January..


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Additional Information

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 their 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 Jeremy Alexander, Housing Associate Director (217-581-7692) 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.

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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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