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Eastern Illinois University

EIU Department of Housing


Meeting the needs of student families and graduate students.


University Apartments is a fully furnished apartment complex designed to meet the needs of student families and graduate students. All utilities including local telephone service, ethernet service, cable television service, water, gas, electric, and trash removal are included in the rent.


Graduate students enrolled in 6 semester hours (minimum) each semester at EIU or be an undergraduate student enrolled in 9 semester hours (minimum) each semester at EIU or Lakeview College of Nursing and meet one of the following requirements:

Married applicants must provide the Office of University Housing & Dining Services with a certified courthouse copy of their marriage certificate.  A State of Illinois criminal background check is also required for all non-student adult spouse occupants of the apartments prior to receiving an assignment.  There is an $18 fee for background checks. Checks are made payable to Eastern Illinois University.

Parents must provide a certified courthouse copy of the child’s birth certificate.  This information must be provided prior to assignment.

Quick Facts

Location: Southwest corner of campus
Type: 90 efficiency and one-bedroom apartments
Apartment Layout


  • Sofa or love seat
  • Dining room table and chairs
  • Mattress and box spring (full bed)
  • Dresser
  • Air conditioner (wall unit)
  • Stove with oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Closet and shelf/storage space

Dave Titus, Building Foreman 
Sid Acord, Building Mechanic 
Lindsey Hunter, Assignments and Contracting

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After Hours Emergency Phone Number:


Mailing Address:

Map of University Apartments

Resident's Name
Apartment #
University Apartments
Charleston, IL 61920

Parking: Several lots are adjacent to the apartment buildings. A parking permit is required. Permits can be purchased from the University Police Department on campus.

2024-25 Academic Year:
Efficiency furnished $2,667.00 per semester
1-Bedroom furnished $2,800.00 per semester 

2024 Summer:
Efficiency furnished $1,052.00
1-Bedroom furnished $1,104.00



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  1. Email Housing to request access to the online University Apartments application.  Only those who qualify for University Apartments will gain access.
  2. Submit the housing application* and $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 forever. *Students must be accepted to the university before they can complete the housing application.
  3. The University Apartment contract will be available beginning in March for the fall semester and October for spring semester admits.  A link to the contract will be emailed to the student’s EIU email address once the student has submitted the housing application and application fee.
  4. Apartment assignment letters will be mailed to all students who have completed an apartment contract in June (fall semester) or December (spring semester).
  5. Pay the Housing Down Payment of $100 due in July 1 (fall semester) or January 1 (spring semester) regardless of financial aid status. The deadline to cancel the contract is July 1 (fall semester) and January 1 (spring semester).



  • Water
  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • WiFi and Wired Internet Connection
  • Local TV Service
  • Trash Removal
  • Local Phone Service
  • Onsite Laundry
  • Playground Equipment

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