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Students new to the University

Step 1:  Email Housing at to request access to the online University Apartments application.  Only those who qualify for University Apartments will gain access.

Step 2: Submit the housing application and $50 non-refundable application fee to establish a priority date for the assignment process (Students must be accepted to the university before they can complete the housing application.)  Once the housing application has been submitted and the non-refundable fee has been paid, your application will stay on file forever.

Step 3: The University Apartment contract will be available beginning in March for the fall semester and October for spring semester admits.  A link to the contract will be emailed to the student’s EIU email address once the student has submitted the housing application and application fee.

Step 4: Apartment assignment letters will be mailed to all students who have completed an apartment contract in June (fall semester) or December (spring semester).

Step 5: The Housing Down Payment of $100 is due July 1 (fall semester) or January 1 (spring semester) regardless of financial aid status.

The deadline to cancel the contract is July 1 (fall semester) and January 1 (spring semester).

Students requiring special accommodations should contact Disability Services (217-581-6583) as well as University Housing (217-581-5111) or Dining Services (217-581-5733) at their earliest convenience in order to discuss any particular needs before coming to campus.

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Housing & Dining Services

MLK Jr., University Union,
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-6489

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