Apply for Housing (if living on campus)
Pay Housing down payment at myEIU (if living on campus)
Attend an Orientation, Advisement, and Registration day
Bring a list of courses you'd like to take. To view the online course catalog, click here.
Make sure you have sent all previous college transcripts (including the current semester) to Admissions. Providing a current transcript with your in-progress course will ensure the most up to date transfer evaluation and degree audit.
Wear comfortable clothing and watch the weather!
Registration for an Orientation day can be accessed through myEIU or through the email sent to your personal & EIU email.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Get your Panther Card (if not already done at Orientation)
Get your books from Textbook Rental Service
Attend all Welcome Weekend events
Refer to your Welcome Weekend booklet for ways to connect, engage, and learn about ways to get involved at EIU!