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EIU New Student and Family Programs

Freshman Student Checklist

Before the Semester Begins

  • Pay enrollment deposit

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Register for an Orientation, Advisement, and Registration day - Fall & Summer 2021 has virtual or in person options!

    • Registration can be accessed through  myEIU or through the email sent to your personal & EIU email

    • If you need to change your orientation date, contact New Student and Family Programs at or (217)581-6435.
  • Submit an official copy of your final transcripts, if you need to do so.

  • Apply for Housing.

Orientation, Advisement & Registration

  • Additional details regarding Orientation, Advisement & Registration Days will be coming soon!

Move-In Day

  • Move into your assigned residence hall.
  • Get your books from Textbook Rental Service.

First Six Weeks

  • Attend all Welcome Weekend events

  • Refer to your Welcome Weekend booklet for ways to connect, engage, and learn about how you can get involved at EIU!

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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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