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.
We're thrilled that you're already familiar with campus, but Orientation is about so much more than navigating our beautiful campus. We'll give you the opportunity to connect with resources you'll need as a student, and you'll be able to connect with other new students. Who knows? Some of the people you meet at Orientation might end up being your lifelong friends! For your family, it's also a time to learn about your transition to EIU, how that transition impacts the entire family, and how they can support you. We want you and your family to leave Orientation feeling confident, connected, and excited about returning to campus at the start of the academic year!
Transfer 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 on-line to secure a program date.
No problem! Just log back into MyEIU and click on the "Orientation/Transition" box on your checklist.
Just give us a call and we'll make the switch for you. We can be reached at (217)581-6435.
Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m. and orientation concludes between 12 and 2 p.m. depending on your advising appointment.
Yes, there will still be classes available! EIU releases seats in courses through the Orientation program; however, your preferred time may no longer be available (Hello 8AM classes!) We suggest registering early so you can get your first choice of Orientation date. Regardless of when you are able to attend Orientation, we'll be there to help you through the advising and registration process.
What do I need to bring?
Absolutely! In 2022, students will be allowed to bring TWO guests; students and guests must follow all university COVID-19 protocols at all times.
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.