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Students new to the University

Step 1:  Apply online in MyEIU for housing in University Apartments by submitting the application and a $50 non-refundable application fee to establish a priority date for the assignment process.  (Student must be accepted to the University before they can complete the housing application.)  Once the housing application has been submitted and the non-refundable fee has been paid, your application will stay on file permanently.

Step 2:  A University Apartment Contract will be available in MyEIU beginning in March for those students who have applied for housing for the fall semester and must be submitted in order for the apartment assignment to be made.  For students applying for the spring semester, the contract will be available in October.

  • For students who apply for housing after March, the apartment contract will be available in MyEIU once the application and $50 fee have been processed.

Step 3:  Apartment assignment letters will be mailed to all students who have completed an apartment contract in June (fall semester) or December (spring semester).

Step 4: The Housing Down Payment of $100 is due July 1 (fall semester) or January 1 (spring semester) regardless of financial aid status.

The deadline to cancel the contract is July 1 for students moving in for fall semester and January 1 for students moving in spring semester.

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.

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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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