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.
You will attend our Orientation, Advisement & Registration program to accomplish a number of important tasks including:
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 Summer 2020 can choose from the following dates: (Registration will open February 2020)
You will participate in EIU's transition program (Prowl) prior to the beginning of the Fall semester. For students enrolling in Summer 2019, the program will run from Friday, August 21 through Sunday, August 23, 2020.
The program is designed to assist you with:
You will learn more about this program during your Orientation, Advisement & Registration day.