Let's do this. Together.

Our Virtual Open House is today! This is the perfect online opportunity to see what makes EIU special and get all your questions answered!

Let our staff answer all your questions!

Representatives from a number of EIU offices will be available via Zoom to make sure you have no uncertainty about what EIU can do for you.

  • Admissions Counselors

    Live chat with staff members from our Office of Admissions. They can tell you pretty much anything you might want to know about every aspect of EIU.

  • Financial Aid

    Join our Scholarship & Financial Aid virtual session to learn about the financial aid process, including our new AIM High scholarships, tips for filing your FAFSA, and how to apply for other scholarships.

  • Housing

    Everybody wonders what living arrangements are like on campus. Although you can’t visit EIU right now, learn about our many housing options and what makes us special.

#FuturePanthers Welcome
#FuturePanthers Welcome

Forget the Fee!

  • Apply July 1 - Nov. 1 and we’ll waive the application fee!

    It'll save you $30 -- which is great! -- but more importantly, you'll have our counselors on hand to talk you through the application process.

Chat with the people YOU want to meet!

  • Find out what EIU is like from a current Panther!

  • EIU is offering student panels for both freshmen and transfer students.

#FuturePanthers Welcome

What's Happening?

Here's a schedule of the online sessions to take place during our virtual open house event.

10 a.m. Sessions

  • Freshman Student Panel
    Talk with current students who started at EIU as freshmen, just after high school.
  • Transfer Student Panel
    Talk with current students who transferred to EIU after attending another college.

10:30 a.m. Sessions

  • Freshman Admissions Session
    Learn about the admissions process and the steps needed to become an EIU student.
  • Transfer Information Session
    Learn how to transfer your college credits to EIU, as well as scholarships, study abroad, and more.
  • Admitted Student Session
    You're admitted! Learn the next steps you'll need to take to be a Panther this fall.
  • Sesión Informativa para Familias Latinas
    Presentación detallada sobre el proceso de admisión, por uno de nuestros consejeros que habla español.

11 a.m. Sessions

  • Scholarships & Financial Aid
    Learn about the financial aid process, including our new AIM High Scholarships, tips for filing the FAFSA, as well as applying for other scholarships.
  • Housing & Dining
    Discover the many options for on-campus housing and dining at EIU.
  • Honors
    Hear about the Honors College and the benefits it offers to our community of academically talented students.

11:30 a.m. Sessions

  • Scholarships & Financial Aid
    Learn about the financial aid process, including our new AIM High Scholarships, tips for filing the FAFSA, as well as applying for other scholarships.
  • Housing & Dining
    Discover the many options for on-campus housing and dining at EIU.
  • Honors
    Hear about the Honors College and the benefits it offers to our community of academically talented students.
  • Campus Tours
    Take a virtual tour of campus led by a current EIU student.
  • Freshman & Transfer Admissions Live Chat
    Talk one-on-one with an EIU admissions counselor.

12 p.m. Sessions

  • Student Panel
    Talk with current Panthers about what it's like to be an EIU student.
  • Career Services
    Discover the tools Eastern has to help you decide on a major and career path.
  • Campus Tours
    Take a virtual tour of campus led by a current EIU student.
  • Freshman & Transfer Admissions Live Chat
    Talk one-on-one with an EIU admissions counselor.

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Sessions

  • Academic Breakouts
    Meet faculty, staff, and advisors from the majors and departments you're interested in.
  • Campus Tours
    Take a virtual tour of campus led by a current EIU student.
  • Freshman & Transfer Admissions Live Chat
    Talk one-on-one with an EIU admissions counselor.

So Many Other Reasons to Join Us Virtually!

Virtual Campus Tours

We're sure our compact, beautiful campus will soon become your home away from home, and these student-led tours give you a first look at the grounds.

Sesión Informativa para Familias Latinas

Presentación detallada sobre el proceso de admisión, por uno de nuestros consejeros que habla español.

Honors Information

Think you'd be a fit in our university honors program? We'll have an informational session about what the Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College has to offer.

Career Services

EIU offers plenty of tools to help you choose an academic major and learn more about how to achieve your career goals.

July 20 Open House Schedule

Can't Make it on July 20?

Don't worry! There are plenty of other opportunities to connect virtually!

All times listed are Central time.

Live Campus Tours

Mon. - Thurs. | 2 p.m.
  • Interested in touring campus and hearing from an EIU student? Sign up to take this virtual tour, which will be led by one of our outstanding EIU tour guides!

Admitted Student Presentations

Tues. - Thurs. | 3 p.m.
  • We are offering online sessions that include information on admission, housing, financial aid, academics, and student life for prospective or admitted students and their families. Multiple session dates and times are available.

Virtual EIU Presentations

Mon.-Fri. at 11 a.m.
  • We are offering online sessions that include information on admission, housing, financial aid, academics, and student life for prospective or admitted students and their families. Multiple session dates and times are available.

Presentación Virtual de EIU en español

Jueves a las 10 a.m.
  • Ofrecemos sesiones en línea en español que incluye información sobre admisión, hospedaje y vivienda, ayuda financiera, programas académicos, y vida estudiantil para estudiantes y sus familias.

Transfer EIU Presentations

Thursdays at 1 p.m.
  • Online sessions tailored to transfer students that include information on admission, housing, financial aid, academics, and student life for prospective or admitted students and their families.

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