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EIU New Student and Family Programs

Transfer - Spring Admit

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, New Student and Family Programs has made the decision to transition to online orientation, advisement, and registration services for spring 2021 admitted students.

We are so excited to have you join our EIU family!

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.

Part 1: Transfer Orientation, Advisement & Registration

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!

Registering for a Program

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 Spring 2021 can attend one of the following programs: (Registration will open in September 2020)

  • Friday, October 23, 2020
  • Friday, November 13, 2020
  • Friday, December 4, 2020
  • Friday, January 8, 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

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 a 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.

Part 2: Transition to Campus (Prowl) - Saturday, January 9, 2021

Step 3: In this phase, you will participate in the on-campus programming during the weekend 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 Prowl in the Prowl folder of D2L or by clicking here.

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New Student & Family Programs

Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm
600 Lincoln Ave
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-6435

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