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EIU New Student and Family Programs

First-year student 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 2024 

Monday, June 3, 2024
Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Thursday, June 6, 2024
Monday, June 10, 2024 (for Gateway students only) 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 
Thursday, June 13, 2024
Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Thursday, June 27, 2024 (for Gateway students only) 
Monday, July 8, 2024
Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Thursday, July 11, 2024
Monday, July 22, 2024
Tuesday, July 23, 2024
Wednesday, July 24, 2024
Thursday, July 25, 2024

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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