Eastern Illinois University has planned several activities to mark National Nontraditional-Student Week, which starts Monday, Nov. 6.
Events, sponsored by the EIU School of Continuing Education, are to include informational booths at the MLK Jr. Union and a reception and awards ceremony for excellent service to nontraditional students.
“Honoring our nontraditional students through these activities is important because the number of nontraditional students is growing at both our off-campus and on-campus locations,” said Beth Meek, coordinator of program development. “The week is a good opportunity to recognize nontraditional students and all the things they do to complete the courses they’re taking.”
EIU accommodates nontraditional students with a wide variety of options for taking classes, including evening classes, off-campus locations and online courses.
Students in the program have a wide variety of goals, with some aiming to complete undergraduate or graduate degrees, and others pursuing certificate programs or noncredit courses.
The School of Continuing Education also offers camps and conferences for specific disciplines.
For more information about National Nontraditional-Student Week or options on enrolling at EIU, see the School of Continuing Education’s website at http://www.eiu.edu/adulted.