Students new to the University
Step 1: Apply online in MyEIU for housing in University Apartments by submitting the housing 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.
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 $250 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.