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Eastern Illinois University

EIU Department of Housing


Break Housing

Available for those students who need to stay on campus when the rest of the University closes for breaks (longer than three days) for an additional fee. Buildings that offer break housing are Lawson, Lincoln, Powell-NortonStevenson and Taylor Halls.

Students experiencing housing insecurity or homelessness, as verified through EIU's Financial Aid Office, may qualify for free housing during breaks (Thanksgiving, Semester and Spring breaks).  Students who are unsure of their status or whose situation has changed may contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for verification or assistance.

Additional break and closing information can be found at

Summer Housing 

Summer 2024 Housing will be offered in McKinney or Weller Halls for students enrolled in the 4-week, 6-week, or 8-week summer school sessions.  Contracts can be signed in the Housing Office, located in the lower level of the MLK Jr. University Union.

Students who currently reside in University Court AND have already signed a contract to live in University Court for fall may have the option of remaining in University Court if they will be enrolled in summer courses; however, the same unit may not be guaranteed.  For University Court summer eligibility and contract questions, please contact Gary Uteg at


May 12 – June 8, 2024  
4-week session – double room $930
4-week session – single room $1,163
June 9 – July 20, 2024  
6-week session – double room $1,394
6-week session – single room $1,744
May 26 – July 20, 2024  
8-week session – double room $1,855
8-week session – single room $2,325
Break Housing options  
$125/week – May 4-11, July 21-July 27, July 28-August 3, August 4-10


The 12+ Meal Plan is the only option offered during the summer. Students will receive $25 in dining dollars during the 4-week session, $35 in dining dollars during the 6-week session, and $50 in dining dollars during the 8-week session.

In general, a Dining Center will be open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Thursday for the dates of May 13-May 31, and breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday through Thursday for the dates of June 3-July 19.  Depending on the summer camps/conferences schedule, additional meals may be available on Friday/Saturdays/Sundays.  

Dining services will not be provided on May 27, 2024 (Memorial Day) and July 4, 2024 (Independence Day). Dining Services may also offer limited or no service when there are no camps or conferences scheduled on campus. 

Students should monitor the online menus for specific dates/times that each center will be open throughout the summer.


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