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EIU New Student and Family Programs

Freshman Event Information

We are so happy your student has chosen Eastern Illinois University to call their new home! New Student and Family Programs wants to do all we can do to help students learn to navigate campus and connect to the university. New Student and Family Programs provides two programs (participation for students is mandatory) to help with the transition:

Part 1: Orientation, Advisement & Registration

Coming to college opens a new chapter in your student's life. The transition from high school to the university setting is an exciting time filled with a myriad of opportunities. This transition also raises a number of questions and concerns regarding your student's first year here at Eastern Illinois University. 

Registering for a program

Once you have paid your Enrollment Deposit of $150, your student can sign up for an Orientation date through MyEIU. First Year students will be e-mailed an invitation to the program. The invitation will contain a program reservation link to myEIU. Students will need to complete the reservation form online to secure a program date.

Students Entering Summer or Fall 2023 

Monday, June 5, 2023
Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Thursday, June 8, 2023
Monday, June 12, 2023 
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 
Thursday, June 15, 2023
Wednesday, June 28, 2023 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Thursday, July 13, 2023
Monday, July 17, 2023
Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Thursday, July 20, 2023

Part 2: Welcome Weekend

This transition program will aid your student in settling into life on campus. The program starts the weekend prior to each semester and continues through the first six weeks of the semester. This is a fantastic opportunity for them to get involved and learn about many of the programs EIU has to offer! Clichere for additional information about the program.

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Contact Information

New Student & Family Programs

Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm
600 Lincoln Ave
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-6435

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