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- Welcome Weekend
Your success at Eastern Illinois University is determined not only by the quality of your academic work, but also by how quickly you connect to the campus. EIU requires you to participate in orientation and transition programs to assist you in your transition. These programs are part of our two-part process to becoming an official EIU student.
Coming to college opens a new chapter in your 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 first year here at Eastern Illinois University. We promise your orientation day will provide you with more than a class schedule; it will prepare and excite you for your freshman year at EIU.
Once you have paid your New Student Enrollment Deposit of $150, you can sign up for an Orientation date through MyEIU. Freshman 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. Space is limited per program, so reserve your spot today!
We are excited to give you all the opportunity to visit our beautiful campus this summer! In order to protect the health and safety of our Panther community, students and guests who attend Orientation will be required to follow all university COVID-19 protocols. Each student may bring TWO guests.
Monday, June 5, 2023
Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Thursday, June 8, 2023
Monday, June 12, 2023 (Gateway)
You will participate in Welcome Weekend prior to the Fall semester. For students enrolling in the Summer 2023 you will participate Thursday, August 17 through Sunday, August 20, 2023. You can learn more about Welcome Weekend by clicking here.