A program designed to provide an orientation of campus, allow new students to meet with an academic advisor, register for courses and complete several other tasks.
What does Orientation provide?
Learn about EIU's academic degree requirements
Meet with an advisor to develop an academic plan
Use P.A.W.S. to register for your classes
Become more familiar with campus facilities
Learn about campus support services and programs
How to register for Orientation?
Log in to their myEIU, click on View Entire Checklist Here, then Orientation/Transition
They will also be e-mailed an invitation to the program. The invitation will contain a link to myEIU.
How much does the program cost?
There is a one-time charge of $175 that will be billed to the student account.
What does the parent program cover?
The parent program parallels the student program and will help answer their questions and presentations will be held from different services throughout the day. You can find the complete schedule of eventshere.
How long is Orientation?
Freshman students: check-in begins at 8 a.m. and orientation will conclude at 4 p.m.
Gateway program begins at 7 a.m.
Transfer students: check-in begins at 8:15 a.m. and orientation will conclude between 12 and 2 p.m., depending on the advising appointment.
What do I need to bring?
The student will need to bring a state or federal issued picture ID (to receive their Panther Card). School IDs will not be accepted.
What if your student cannot attend Orientation?
Log in to myEIU and proceed through the registration process. When you are asked to pick a date, there will be an option - "none of these dates work for me." Select that option and our office will be notified. We will contact you regarding an alternate orientation.