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. To assist you in your transition, EIU requires you to participate in the orientation and transition programs to assist 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. 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 time at EIU.
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 online to secure a program date.
Students Entering Fall 2021 (Registration will open February 2021)
To sign up for this session, please login to your MyEIU. If you have questions, please contact New Student and Family Programs at (217)581-6435 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have designed an online Orientation experience that will ensure a successful transition to EIU. You will log into D2L, our learning management system, to find the orientation.
The online orientation will be broken into 3 steps:
Step 1: Complete the online Orientation through D2L prior to meeting with your academic advisor.
Step 2: Meet with your academic advisor via Zoom to create an academic plan and register for classes.
You will participate in EIU's Welcome Weekend prior to the Fall semester. For students enrolling in the Fall 2021, you will participate in Welcome Weekend from Thursday, August 19 through Sunday, August 22, 2021.
Step 3: In this phase, you will participate in the on-campus programming during the week of move-in. This weekend will give you the chance to get connected to EIU, your peers, and faculty and staff. It will allow you to explore campus, engage in education and social activities, and get a foundation for personal and academic success. You can learn more about Welcome Weekend by clicking here.